Plans for an alternative to council tax are expected to be at the core of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's plans for the coming year.
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An indecent assault on a 12-year-old girl in Aberdeen early on Tuesday is being investigated by police.
A charity ice hockey match between police officers and firefighters will mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash.
A 25-year-old runner who went missing in the Cairngorms is found safe and well after a five-hour search and rescue operation.
The majority of stop-and-searches conducted by Police Scotland have failed to find any illegal items in recent months, it emerges.
Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
Police identify a 67-year-old Dumfries man who died following a one-vehicle crash on the A75 near Annan.
Patients are urged to avoid making unnecessary trips to hospital accident and emergency units to ease the burden on hard-pressed departments.
Glasgow City Council has identified two new locations for controversial bus gates and the introduction of avenues in the city centre.
A thief who forced a driver out of his car before stealing the vehicle by driving off with it is being sought by police.
The Crown Office orders an inquiry into the death of a cyclist who fell off her bike while delivering phone books in Dumfries.
A Galashiels man accused of stabbing a friend in the neck after he made a joke about his artificial leg is cleared by a jury.
Entertainment magazine The List is to become a free title with an increased print run from next year.
The Scottish SPCA appeals for information after two cats died from suspected antifreeze poisoning.
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