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Scotland 'would keep pound' in years after independence

A long-awaited SNP report says the country would later move towards introducing its own currency.

One dead in Edinburgh car fire after four-vehicle crash

Maybury Road in Edinburgh remains shut after the crash in the early hours of Friday.

Scotland prepares for scorching bank holiday weekend

BBC forecasters say temperatures in the west of Scotland are expected to rise as high as 24C on Monday.

Profits at energy giant SSE fall as it loses 430,000 customers

The company's dip in profits also followed charges linked to the controversial merger of its retail arm with rival Npower.

Arctic walrus Wally turns up in Wick

The animal first appeared in Orkney in March before turning up on the Highlands mainland and also in the Hebrides.

Children in Ardnamurchan given whisky cask investment

Young people are being offered the casks as an investment which they can sell when they turn 18.

Northern Isles ferry contract process to start in June

The Northern Isles contract - between mainland Scotland and Orkney and Shetland - is expected in summer 2019.

Nicola Sturgeon 'horrified' by gagged worker photo

The first minister asks a top civil servant to conduct a full review and report to her personally.

Man charged over Perthshire roadside body 'murder'

A 24-year-old man was earlier arrested over the death of Annalise Johnstone, whose body was found in Perthshire.

Rangers bus driver guilty of causing fan's death

Callum Phillips was convicted of killing Ranger fan Ryan Baird in 2016 by driving dangerously.

Ayrshire teenager jailed for giving six children ecstasy

Six 13-year-olds ended up in hospital after taking the drug supplied by Darren Moffat in Irvine in February.

Michelle Obama to speak at charity dinner in Edinburgh

The former first lady of the United States will speak at a fundraising dinner in Edinburgh on 17 July.

Man charged with rape of woman on day she was found dead

A 33-year-old man is accused of raping Alison McAllister whose body was found near a canal in Glasgow.

'Disappointment' over climate change target

Campaigners say the target of reducing Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050 is not enough.

Hospital worker convicted of groping nurse in lift

Bubacarr Touray tried to kiss the woman in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in November 2016.

Man jailed for sex attacks on two women in Fife

The 54-year-old was sentenced for numerous crimes including rape against women in Fife.

Lassie the osprey welcomes her chick

The first osprey chick of the season has hatched at the Loch of the Lowes reserve in Perthshire.

Colin McNair: 'Drugs put an end to my football career'

Promising footballer Colin McNair says he overcame his drug addiction and is back in the game he loves.

Rocket to make Scottish space history

Plans are in place to make some Scottish space history - the first rocket launch dedicated to a Scottish satellite.

'The anxiety started to build after attack'

One woman tells how getting caught up in the horrific Manchester terror attack has left her struggling with the lack of support.

The drug cop and the addict in recovery

A police inspector and a recovering drug addict are working together to improve support services.

What does Dumbarton think about royal title?

Locals on the streets of Dumbarton give their views on the wedding of the new Earl and Countess.

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival tunes up for action

The 39th edition of the celebration across south west Scotland opens with a concert by the Scottish Ensemble.

Camera collars to aid reindeer behaviour study in Cairngorms

The animals in the Cairngorms will also have their dung analysed as part of a study into their behaviour and diet.

The papers: The SNP to offer tax breaks for migrants

Scotland's front pages reveal more details from the SNP's Growth Commission report - with measures to attract migrants.

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Andrew Robertson can be at Liverpool for 10 years - Steve Nicol

Former Liverpool and Scotland full-back Steve Nicol believes Andrew Robertson can cement a place at Anfield for the next 10 years.

Rangers and Celtic to reduce away fans allocation at derby matches

Rangers and Celtic plan to significantly reduce the number of visiting supporters at next season's derby matches.

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Gary Caldwell interested in St Mirren job if Jack Ross agrees move to English League One outfit Sunderland.

Don't panic!

Tough new data protection laws come into effect on Friday, but many firms say they are not ready.

The rocket that eats itself

Engineers are testing a rocket that could lift satellites into orbit by burning its own body as fuel.

Criminal history

The statistic is being used to highlight the work of a new body aiming to get people with convictions back to work.

Still life

The new distillery in Moray, which cost £140m, is believed to be the most expensive in the country.

'Tradition and prejudice'

Six women fought against tradition and prejudice to win the right for women to be ordained as Kirk ministers.

'Downward spiral'

Promising footballer Colin McNair has been speaking to BBC Scotland about how he slipped into a world of drugs.

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