Hundreds are facing discharge delay from mental health wards despite being well enough to be discharged - in the most extreme cases for more than three years.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim about how pupil assessments will work this year.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
Police Scotland is investigating an incident in March when a seal was allegedly shot at a fish farm in Loch Spelve, on the southeast coast of Mull
Scottish anti-nuclear groups were spied upon by the British state in the 1970s and 1980s, according to documents released by police to the spycops inquiry.
Campaigners in the Scottish Borders are raising growing concerns about a proposal for quarry which has an Ineos ethylene gas pipeline running through it.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
Scotland’s Children and Young People’s Commissioner has written to the Home Office's accommodation provider, calling for an “urgent review" of a Glasgow mother and baby unit for asylum seekers.
Those raising concerns about the assessment of what have been branded "exams in disguise" include the principal of George Watson’s College one of the country’s most prestigious private schools.