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April 21, 2014, 10:08 am BST

Kelpies landmark officially opened to the public

The public will today be able to access the Kelpies, Scotland’s newest cultural landmark.The 300-tonne, 98ft (30m) horse head sculptures were created by artist Andy Scott and sit in Helix Park, Falkirk, close to the M9 motorway.

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April 21, 2014, 10:08 am BST

Walking route pays tribute to naturalist John Muir

A new walking route stretching more than 100 miles across central Scotland will be officially opened today, celebrating the legacy of John Muir.

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April 20, 2014, 12:47 am BST

Music lovers in a spin as vinyl makes a comeback

THOUSANDS of music lovers queued outside local shops yesterday to celebrate international Record Store Day.

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April 20, 2014, 12:47 am BST

Kirk faces crisis, as report warns empty pulpits

THE CHURCH of Scotland is facing a serious recruitment crisis with numbers entering the ministry at their “lowest point in a generation”, a report has found.

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April 19, 2014, 10:45 pm BST

Government buyout of Prestwick Airport condemned

EDINBURGH Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar yesterday condemned the Scottish Government takeover of ailing Prestwick Airport, which he said must “stand on its own two feet”.

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April 19, 2014, 2:13 pm BST

Edinburgh flats evacuated after bomb scare

A tower block has been evacuated as bomb disposal crews investigate the discovery of “suspicious items”.

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April 18, 2014, 10:35 pm BST

Picture: Queensferry Crossing emerges from shore

MOTORISTS crossing the old Forth Road Bridge can now catch a glimpse of its replacement.

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April 18, 2014, 1:11 am BST

Councillor found guilty of stealing from elderly couple

A FORMER councillor has been convicted of embezzling an ­elderly couple’s life savings.

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April 17, 2014, 7:10 pm BST

Dying Scot soldier’s bible in WWI exhibition

IT was retrieved from the body of a young Scot in his dying moments as he lay on the battlefield, fatally wounded from a blast of machine gun fire.

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April 17, 2014, 7:10 pm BST

Alexander McCall Smith opens zoo’s meerkat plaza

It’s a long way from the deserts of Africa, but Edinburgh Zoo’s meerkat family are enjoying their new home.

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April 17, 2014, 5:17 pm BST

Keane Wallis-Bennett funeral: hundreds mourn pupil

HUNDREDS of colourfully dressed young mourners have paid their final respects to a friend and classmate killed when a school wall collapsed on her.

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April 17, 2014, 1:41 pm BST

Court of Session judges ‘to ditch wigs and gowns’

JUDGES will no longer wear formal wigs and gowns when hearing civil appeals at the Court of Session from next week.

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April 17, 2014, 11:27 am BST

Man charged over weapons haul in Edinburgh house

POLICE have charged a man with a weapons offence after the recovery of a ‘number of firearms’ at an address in Edinburgh.

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April 17, 2014, 1:41 pm BST

Ex-MSP Bill Walker loses abuse conviction appeal

FORMER MSP Bill Walker has lost a bid to overturn one of his convictions for domestic abuse against a former wife.

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April 16, 2014, 5:09 pm BST

Man arrested over 8kg cannabis find in Edinburgh

A CANADIAN man has been arrested by police investigating the importation of cannabis, after detectives seized more than 18lb (8.2kg) of the drug from two delivery depots in Edinburgh in February.

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April 16, 2014, 5:09 pm BST

Festival of Museums: University’s 40s vintage ball

SWING dancers, jazz musicians and vintage hairstyles are set to transform the University of Edinburgh’s St Cecilia’s Hall into its 1940s ballroom setting as part of a three-day series of events.

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April 17, 2014, 11:27 am BST

Edinburgh’s 1940s Excelsior Ballroom recreated

SWING dancers, jazz musicians and vintage hairstyles are set to transform the University of Edinburgh’s St Cecilia’s Hall into its 1940s ballroom setting as part of a three-day series of events.

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April 16, 2014, 2:46 pm BST

Flats evacuated after ‘deliberate’ Edinburgh fire

A six-storey block of flats had to be evacuated due to a severe fire which is believed to have been started deliberately.

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April 16, 2014, 12:39 pm BST

Liberton High to reopen after wall collapse death

THE Edinburgh school where 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett was killed by a collapsing wall is to reopen after the Easter holidays following structural checks.

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April 16, 2014, 12:39 pm BST

Scottish house prices up for sixth month in a row

HOUSE prices in Scotland have risen for a sixth month in a row, with the cost of the average home now exceeding £160,000.

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