Scotland News:

Your pictures of Scotland: 12 - 19 October
…A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 12 October - 19…


Police Scotland inspector in firearms sexism row
…Police Scotland is facing a sexism row after an inspector said female firearms…, obtained by BBC Scotland, the officer acknowledged he may be accused of being sexist… "physical capacity" and the "balance of testosterone perspective". Police Scotland said…


Economist questions Scotland's NHS spending plans
… come to 1.3% in Scotland, while a like-for-like comparison for England is 0.8%. Dr… McLaren found price inflation in Scotland is assumed at about 2.3%, while in England… change is seen in England as 3% per year, and in Scotland as 1%. That partly reflects…


The Church of Scotland kirks set to close on Shetland
…The Church of Scotland has confirmed the names of the 20 kirks set to close…


Netty's Tree on Eriskay is Scotland's Tree of the Year
…A spruce tree on Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides has been named as Scotland's…, Castlewellan Forest Park, County Down England: Nellie's Tree, Aberford, Leeds Scotland… Anderson, of Woodland Trust Scotland, said: "Having a tree to climb as a child seems…


Citizens Advice Scotland report demand for rent arrears advice up 40%
…, according to a new report. Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) blamed changes to the social… of the anonymous case studies from around Scotland which are featured in the CAS rent arrears… report. A woman in the south of Scotland stopped work three months ago, due to stress…


Winter deaths in Scotland at highest level in 18 years
…The number of people who died in Scotland last winter hit an 18-year high, new…, according to the National Records of Scotland - the highest figure since 1999/2000… illness is Scotland for seven years, leaving the NHS facing "exceptional pressures…


Unemployment in Scotland falls by 14,000 to 106,000
…The number of people out of work and looking for a job in Scotland has fallen… for June to August put Scotland's jobless total at 106,000 - down from 120,000 in March…. Scotland's finance secretary Derek Mackay said Scotland "continued to outperform the UK…


Illegal bird of prey poisonings in Scotland 'at record low'
… in Scotland in 2017 - the lowest number since records began in 2004. Official figures also… indicate it remains a problem in some parts of Scotland. Ms Cunningham said… provided additional resources to Police Scotland for the detection and investigation…


Atlantic Salmon production reaches record high in Scotland
… was published by Marine Scotland Science. It said 189,707 tonnes of Atlantic salmon… suggested the value of salmon produced across Scotland had risen above £1bn… part of Scotland's rural economy - creating jobs and providing capital in some…