In Aberdeen City, the SNP emerged in front with 15,412. Labour took 12,420, with the Conservatives on 9,824, UKIP 5,025, Lib Dems on 4,605 and Greens on 3,723.
The SNP have won the largest share of the vote in both Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire as the first results of the European Parliament elections are announced.
A Shetland pony described by the Queen as her favourite received his official Veteran's badge after almost two decades of military service.
The Earl of Wessex has said he hoped a visit to a Western Isles Church would have had a "healing" influence on people who are mourning the death of its former minister.
The moderator of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly has urged members to stop "navel gazing" about subjects the public are not interested in.
A Shetland pony - once described by the Queen as her favourite - has received his official Veterans Badge after almost two decades of military service.
Plans have been put in place to have all of Scotland's land registered for the first time - showing exactly who owns what.
The moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly has urged members to “stop navel gazing” about subjects the public are not interested in.
A north-east minister who has challenged the Kirk's historic view of homosexuality has said he was confident it would reverse its opposition to same-sex marriage.
A Shetland pony has been awarded his Veteran’s Badge after almost two decades military service.
The moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly has suggested social media is making people lonelier and more narcissistic.
A Church of Scotland minister has claimed state funded burials would eradicate "funeral poverty".
Health boards in Scotland have spent more than £500,000 buying maggots and other bugs since 2009.
Kirk moderator the Rev John Chalmers says rise of social media has made people lonelier and more narcissistic – two conditions that were having an effect on mental and physical wellbeing.
A close friend of north-east minister the Rev Scott Rennie passionately appealed to commissioners to back the mixed economy proposal.
The NHS has launched its own version of a popular cookery show as part of drive to improve hospital food.
The Free Church of Scotland has been given assurances that religion will be recognised in a independent state's written constitution.
Kirk minister the Rev Bryan Kerr of Greyfriars Church, Lanark has claimed using National Insurance to pay for burials would eradicate funeral poverty.
An attempt to derail controversial proposals to allow the ordination of gay clergy was defeated at the General Assembly yesterday.
The General Assembly voted 369 to 189 to refer a proposal seeking to allow congregations to appoint gay ministers if they wished to Kirk’s presbyteries for further consideration.
The Rev Alan Hamilton appeals to commissioners to back the mixed economy proposal. “It offers new ways for new challenges in new times”.
“The risk is stepping outside the revealed will of God” The Rev Jeremy Middleton on why people should reject plans to give Kirk congregations to appoint gay ministers if they want.
Kirk General Assembly youth representative John Kennedy claims the mixed economy proposal had put young people off from training to be ministers because they felt they were not welcome.
Allowing congregations to appoint gay ministers is “unbiblical” The Rev Jeremy Middleton said the mixed economy plan was “risky, ragged, illogical and surely wrong”.
Edinburgh minister the Rev Jeremy Middleton – who wants the Kirk’s traditional position on marriage upheld – claims the mixed economy plan was “fraught with risk” and not legally watertight,
Kirk sessions will vote by secret ballot to appoint a minister in a civil partnership, under proposals drawn up the Church of Scotland.
The Rev Alan Hamilton said he was worried Rev Middleton’s proposal would lead to decisions not being taken quickly and there would be “seesawing back and forth”.
Sexuality is not the most important factor when appointing a minister and should not be put front and centre of the vacancy procedure – the Rev Paul Middleton, who said it was demeaning.
Kirk sessions and congregations should be allowed to take as much time as they want when it comes to deciding to appointing a gay minister – Chester-based minister the Rev Paul Middleton.
The Rev Alan Hamilton assures the General Assembly the mixed economy concept on concerns the appointment of gay ministers, not marriage.
The Rev Cameron MacKenzie raised fears that the mixed economy concept could be further changed to allow the marriage of multiple people – citing a case involving three women in Brazil.