post 02 September 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what has the SNP failed to deliver?

The Scottish Government has published its plans for this year. But the ruling SNP has failed to keep promises to voters in the past.

article 31 August 2015 UK, Scotland
George Osborne at Faslane (Reuters)
Osborne: Corbyn and SNP would 'throw away' Trident

George Osborne announces a £500m investment in the Faslane submarine base, while warning that Labour left-wingers and Scottish nationalists want to scrap Britain's nuclear deterrent.

post 28 August 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Glasgow bin lorry inquiry: 'remarkable lack of compassion'

Tonight in Glasgow and beyond  all the signs are that this painful and tragic accident will remain painful and unresolved in the minds of many, forever. Perhaps this is because although the fatal a

article 18 August 2015 UK, Scotland
Catholic Church in Scotland abuse: 'criminal and sinful'

The findings of a Commission say the Church has an "unrepeatable chance to make things better" and calls for support for survivors of abuse to be an "absolute priority."

article 11 August 2015 UK, Scotland
Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley: man admits murder of Irish student

Alexander Pacteau admits murdering Irish student Karen Buckley by strangling and repeatedly hitting her with a spanner.

post 15 July 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Mhairi Black takes Westminster by storm single handed

It is hard, if not impossible, to remember an MP making the political and verbal splash in his or her maiden speech that Mhairi Black achieved yesterday in the Commons.

article 14 July 2015 UK, Scotland
SNP's Mhairi Black gives maiden Commons speech
Mhairi Black: 'Only 20-year-old in UK helped with housing'

Mhairi Black, the youngest MP in the Commons, tells the house that she is the only 20-year-old in the UK the chancellor is prepared to help with housing costs following last week's budget.

article 12 July 2015 UK, Scotland
Lamara Bell and John Yuill
Mother trapped in crashed car for three days dies

A review of all police call handling in Scotland has been launched after a mother died in hospital, having spent three days lying in the car, next to her dead boyfriend.

article 09 July 2015 UK, Scotland
John Yuill and Lamara Bell
Crash victims may have been left for three days

Fears that a couple involved in a crash in which one man died may have lain in a car off the M9 near Stirling, central Scotland, for three days have sparked an independent investigation.