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MPs have agreed to hand the Scottish Parliament the powers it needs to hold a referendum on independence.Read
An independent Scotland would face difficult negotiations to join the European Union with existing members extracting "concessions" as a warning to breakaway movements in their own nations, a former top diplomat has predicted.Read
It is "nauseating" that rich political donors such as Sir Sean Connery should be allowed to support the Scottish National Party's (SNP) campaign for independence, a Labour MP has claimed.Read
A culture of fear of litigation in the NHS has seen over half of complaints unfairly rejected and left patients and staff feeling ignored, according to a public service watchdog.Read
The starting salary for police constables in Scotland will not be cut, even though new recruits in England will see their wages fall by £4,000, according to Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill.Read
The trial of four men accused of abducting, torturing and murdering a businesswoman has been deserted after a jury member withdrew.Read
A legal challenge to the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol is under way with claims that the move will hit poor drinkers and distort the market.Read
An Edinburgh hotel has been voted the UK's best by a popular travel website.Read
Holding talks about Scottish independence before the 2014 referendum is "common sense", the Deputy First Minister has said.Read
Work on a North Sea platform has been suspended and non-essential crew are being removed because of a suspected oil leak.Read
Former Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris has said seeing a film about his life on the big screen was "an emotional rollercoaster".Read
Dozens of anglers have lined the banks of the River Tay as the salmon fishing season was declared open.Read
A baby otter found close to death in a car park on New Year's Day is said to be on the road to recovery.Read
Scotland is to play host to a street dance event which attracts competitors from all over the world.Read
Former prime minister Gordon Brown is to speak in the House of Commons for the first time in more than a year.Read
The salmon fishing season will get under way when anglers cast the first fly on the banks of the River Tay.Read
The public service watchdog is to urge MSPs to ensure the NHS learns from its mistakes and makes sustainable improvements following years of common complaints.Read
A legal challenge to the Scottish Government's controversial legislation on minimum pricing for alcohol is to come before a court.Read
A man has died after falling from a cliff while tending his sheep, according to police.Read
Doctors are refusing to carry out tests for dementia as they believe it is pointless as there is no effective cure available, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.Read
A new landmark for renewable energy is being marked with a series of events.Read
Signs that the housing market in parts of Scotland may now be "over the very worst" have been reported by surveyors.Read
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