Campaigners have stepped up calls for reforms that would finally lift the “veil of secrecy” that shrouds the identity of many of Scotland’s landowners.
North councils are facing a demographic “ticking time bomb” that could accelerate cuts and make vital services unsustainable within a few years, according to a new report.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted last night that the Scottish Government had “led the way” on radical redesigns of services to meet the challenges faced by councils.
Communities in the north and north-east have been hit hardest by cuts to vital council services in recent years, new figures suggest.
Scotland’s top prosecutor has signalled that a five-year probe into CIA “torture flights” at north and north-east airports could continue until the US hands over a secret report.
Child funeral costs will be waived in England, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced, following in the footsteps of the Welsh Government.
The Scottish Government has announced the start of Scotland’s newly devolved employability services in the Highlands and Islands.
Children as young as eight have been reported for housebreaking in the Highlands, new official figures show.
Delayed discharge has cost northern health boards more than £1.3million in the last 18 months, fresh analysis has shown.
A new 5G broadband scheme is tailor-made for Aberdeen according to a city councillor and a bid should go in soon for the contract.
Whatever side of Scotland’s independence referendum debate you were on, most people will agree it exemplified some of the best principles of democracy.
Young people needing housing benefit will get automatic entitlement after a major UK Government policy U-turn on Universal Credit.
Warnings of a crisis in farming due to a shortage of workers has come from MPs looking at the impact of Brexit.
With one year until Brexit, groups across Scotland have been lobbying hard to get their voices heard - particularly on five crucial issues: fishing, farming, the devolution settlement, EU citizens rights and the impact on jobs.
Theresa May is blocking agreement on post-Brexit devolution says Ian Blackford, as the Prime Minister prepares to visit Scotland as part of a UK tour to mark one year until Brexit.
The threat of Islamist terror attacks could worsen in the next two years, the UK Government warned as it unveiled a shake-up in the national security strategy.
Scotland will need to find alternatives to immigration to boost population, according to a report from independent experts.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been reprimanded by Commons Speaker John Bercow for "sexist" comment.
The Scottish Jewish community has thrown its weight behind protests against anti-Semitism outside Westminster last night.
SNP leader Ian Blackford has queried whether the UK Government has done enough to protect the Far North from Russian incursion.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing calls to bring forward the next business rates revaluation to ensure firms are not hit again by “bombshell” rises.
North-east Conservatives have admitted that local fishermen are “understandably angry” after holding a face-to-face meeting with skippers in Peterhead yesterday.
Plans for a major event are being drawn up to mark the official opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route when the road is finally completed.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has hinted that the Scottish Government would consider splashing the cash to try to speed-up the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to investigate a row over the introduction of controversial parking charges at island airports.
Transport chiefs have officially pushed back the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass – revealing the road is not now due to be open until late autumn.
Theresa May insisted yesterday that fishing fleets will enjoy a “bright future” after Brexit amid claims she had sanctioned the “worst imaginable” transition deal.
Aberdeen council chiefs will be left with £1.6million less than expected in their coffers this year after a Holyrood accountancy error, it was claimed last night.
Councils have been warned to learn the lessons handed to Dundee after the local authority was defrauded of £1 million by one of its own IT experts.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson faced criticism last night after taking part in a “bizarre” Brexit stunt in which dead fish were flung into the River Thames.
Michael Gove appealed for Tory rebels and furious fishermen to keep their “eyes on the prize” yesterday as he promised full fisheries control by the end of 2020.
The UK Government was last night facing a furious backlash after sanctioning a “massive sell-out” of the Scottish fishing industry in its interim Brexit deal.