Scotland News:

The papers: Concerns over NHS Scotland patients
…The extent of travel faced by patients in Scotland is highlighted…


Your pictures of Scotland: 10 - 17 August
…A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 10 and 17 August. Send…


First upgraded InterCity train arrives in Scotland
… arrived in Scotland. The high-speed train travelled from Doncaster and crossed… will be used on lines linking Scotland's seven cities. ScotRail said the upgraded trains… that the first of our iconic trains has arrived in Scotland. "They will transform rail travel…


NHS Scotland staff accept minimum 9% pay rise
…Nurses, midwives and paramedics in Scotland are to receive a minimum pay rise… workers' pay packets in Scotland. "This deal delivers real increases of between 3…% and 27% for NHS workers in Scotland." 'Pay stagnation' Emma Currer, from the Royal…


Scotland's new police chief announced
Scotland. Mr Livingstone had been in interim charge of the national force, which…, and will have a salary of £216,549. He will be responsible for leading Police Scotland's… Police Scotland was formed in 2013 having previously served with the Lothian…


Debate over Scotland's schools enters new term
Scotland's children are returning to school this week with the debate over… is standardised testing in P1 - introduced across Scotland last year. The party is likely… for Scotland recently reported a huge fall in the number of teachers from EU countries who…


Radiologist shortage in Scotland 'red alert' warning
…'There are patients with cancer and no-one knows' Scotland's radiologists have… Grant Baxter, who chairs the Royal College of Radiologists in Scotland, has warned… care' 'Urgent shortage' of radiologists in Wales NHS Scotland embarks on global…


Nikolai Glushkov: Scotland Yard searching for black van
… to the neck. Scotland Yard has released CCTV of a van seen in and around Clarence Avenue… in Salisbury . Scotland Yard said it had been "pursuing several lines of enquiry in order…


Extreme weather hits Scotland's grouse shooting season
Scotland's gamekeepers are expecting a poor grouse shooting season this year… shooting days to preserve future stocks. The grouse season in Scotland is estimated… birds we now have in Scotland. "This year, sadly, it looks like we will welcome less…


Scotland's papers: Rail fares to rise faster than wages
…Train tickets are up 32% in nine years but average wages only rise by 16%…