A man who subjected a 90-year-old woman to a "sustained and forcible" attack in her home during a drunken rage over a broken mobile phone has pleaded guilty to murder.
A project which uses football to help disadvantaged young people in Dundee has been given a funding boost.
A footballer has apologised for making a "stupid and unacceptable" comment on his Twitter account after being criticised by gay rights groups.
International students rate Scotland the top worldwide destination for overall satisfaction in their learning, according to a report.
Police are expected to raise concerns about changes to their powers in a proposed shake-up of the criminal justice system.
Police and the Army are investigating allegations that members of the armed forces were involved in sectarian singing at a Rangers match.
Hundreds of thousands of people will find out later today if their application for tickets to events at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has been successful.
The Prime Minister has formally refused to go head-to-head with Scotland's First Minister in a televised debate on the independence referendum.
New proposals aimed at preventing tenants from losing their homes if they run up arrears as a result of the so-called bedroom tax have been lodged at Holyrood.
The Ryder Cup will bring around 250,000 people from 75 different countries to Gleneagles next year, boosting the economy at both local and national level, the Sports Minister has said.
Scotland's tourism industry has been issued a rallying call to get behind next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Prosecutors rejected the guilty pleas of two British women who attempted to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru.
Economic activity in Scotland has returned to pre-recession levels, a survey has revealed.
Two British women accused of attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru have pleaded guilty, court officials said.
Schools will be given extra money to buy textbooks to support new qualifications, the Scottish Government announced.
A cancer waiting time target was missed for patients on the colorectal screening programme.
The Ryder Cup captains have teed off a series of celebrations to mark one year until the start of the golf tournament.
Ukip has joined the race for the Dunfermline by-election.
More support is needed for Scottish teachers, an MSP has said, as figures show more than 130,000 working days have been lost to stress in the last three years.
Disgraced former MSP Bill Walker has been jailed for 12 months for a string of attacks against his three former wives and a stepdaughter that spanned decades.