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More than £22,000 spent on second independence referendum consultation

The Scottish Government spent more than £22,000 consulting on a possible second independence referendum before the plans were shelved by Nicola Sturgeon.

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Glasgow 2014 medallist abandons judo return bid amid crash recovery

Commonwealth Games medallist Stephanie Inglis has admitted defeat in her bid to return to competitive judo as she continues her recovery from a horrific motorbike crash in Vietnam.

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Family 'devastated' after death of man found stabbed in street in Paisley

The family of a young man who was stabbed in a Renfrewshire street have been left "completely devastated" by his death, say police.

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Police opt to erect security barriers during Edinburgh International Festival

Security barriers are to be erected at Scotland's biggest arts festival in the wake of terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.

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Schools attainment warning issued by international education advisers

Experts have warned that Scottish Government efforts to raise attainment in schools risked moving away from the ethos of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE).

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Boy, eight, robbed of clothes after being threatened with knife

An eight-year-old boy was threatened with a knife before being robbed of his clothing at a primary school in South Lanarkshire.

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Lifeboat crews come to aid of French yacht

Lifeboat crews went to the aid of French yacht after the vessel ran aground with seven people on board.

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'Generation X' at increased risk of drug-related death, study claims

Rising inequality during the 1980s increased the risk of drug-related deaths among members of so-called Generation X, according to new research.

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Prison service needs new strategy for dealing with older inmates - report

A new strategy for dealing with older inmates is urgently needed, according to a report from HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland.

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Child abuser jailed for 12 years over 'sickening' attacks spanning a decade

A child abuser has been jailed after carrying out a "sickening" catalogue of offences across a decade.

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Police arrest man in flats fire investigation

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged wilful fire-raising incident in East Dunbartonshire.

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Swollen hedgehog Zepplin brought back down to earth by Scottish SPCA

A swollen hedgehog the size of a beachball has been brought down to size by an animal welfare charity.

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Fair Isle closing in on 24-hour power after £2.6m funding secured

Residents on one of the UK's most remote inhabited islands are a step closer to having 24-hour power.

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Capercaillie numbers down but experts back conservation measures

The population of the capercaillie - one of Scotland's most endangered birds - has fallen again but experts are confident they will not die out for a second time.

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New pollinator strategy targets bees and butterflies

A new strategy for bees and butterflies has been launched to ensure pollination is protected amid falling insect numbers.

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Children waiting for mental health treatment 'failed by the system'

Thousands of young people are being "failed by the system" as they faced waits of more than four months for mental health treatment, Scottish Labour has claimed.

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ScotRail passenger satisfaction surges to equal record high

Passenger satisfaction with train operator ScotRail has equalled a record high in an independent survey.

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Man handed 10-year jail sentence for throwing acid in journalist's face

A man who threw acid in the face of a journalist on the doorstep of his home has been jailed for 10 years.

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Woman rescued from Alexandria house fire critically ill in hospital

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being rescued from a house fire in West Dunbartonshire.

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Injured cyclist rescued by lifeboat after 'traumatic' incident on island

A cyclist who suffered serious injuries in a "traumatic" incident had to be rescued by lifeboat from a remote part of a Scottish island.

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