A video showing a fox being chased by a pack of hounds in Scotland has been released as animal welfare charities up the pressure on the Scottish Government to tighten foxhunting legislation.
Rogue scallop dredgers are allegedly sabotaging the gear of crab and lobster fishermen operating off Scotland's east coast.
Nearly 10,000 calls to a helpline for rape victims went unanswered last year due to a lack of resources, according to Rape Crisis Scotland.
Ferret Fact Service looks at the First Minister’s claim on the rate of violent crime in Scotland.
Victims of sexual violence are being forced to spend hundreds of pounds on mobile phones seized by the police, prompting calls for urgent action to halt the billing.
Officials raise concerns over "resistance" from some officers over the use of new "Vulnerability Assessments" for police informers.
Police Scotland received eight reports alleging domestic abuse by serving officers in the year after they first started recording complaints - but no-one has been convicted of a crime.
Scottish police have been accused of "doing nothing" about an allegation of sexual abuse against a Rangers football scout based in Edinburgh.
'Revenge porn' in Scotland rose sharply over the past year, but the police detection rate was less than 50 percent. Campaigners fear the crime is not being taken seriously enough.