Specialist armed police officers in Scotland will in future only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.
A biker is clocked riding at more than 140mph on a 60mph limit road in Dumfries and Galloway during a police operation.
Work on a replacement for Langlee Primary School in Galashiels, scheduled to begin in 2018, could start earlier than anticipated.
A security guard from Peebles shot dead by a colleague in Iraq, had described his killer as "a bit dodgy" the night he died, an inquest hears.
Former Queen of the South, Morton and Gretna player Ryan McGuffie admits punching another man outside a Dumfries pub in October last year.
Former Kilmarnock defender James Fowler is named manager of Queen of the South following his time in caretaker charge.
The Scottish government says waiting times for cancer treatment have improved but nine health boards miss a key target.
The annual literary festival gets under way in Wigtown
A selection of your photographs taken across Scotland
A sporran which belonged to a Scots folk hero is stolen
Bottom side Cowdenbeath secure their first Scottish Championship win of the season against Queen of the South.
Stranraer stretch their unbeaten run to four matches with a home Scottish League One victory against Stirling Albion.
Player-manager Barry Ferguson makes his debut, but Annan take a point to leave his Clyde side bottom of League Two.
Queen's Park extend their unbeaten run to three games after defeating Berwick Rangers in Scottish League Two.
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