As William Wallace, he famously meets a grisly end in Braveheart, but the movie's award-winning actor and director has revealed he almost died in reality while filming the epic.
The runway at Prestwick Airport was converted into a racetrack yesterday as cars for a world-famous rally event arrived in Scotland for the first time.
More than 60 north-east officers have quit since the creation of the new national police force.
Hundreds of World War II veterans have crossed the Channel for what may be the last time to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
Actors from the television show Still Game have starred in a hard-hitting new advert to raise awareness of stroke symptoms.
Police will carry out a fresh search for the body of missing bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley after new witnesses came forward with new information.
A potty pedestrian caused rush-hour chaos when he ran onto the busy M8 near Glasgow wearing only a pair of tartan boxer shorts.
Alex Salmond says defends the use of stop-and-search by the police claiming it has been an effective tactic in cutting the number of people who carry knives and other weapons.
Alex Salmond quotes Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce survey which found the majority of oil firms are not worried by independence.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont calls on first minister to explain how he could afford an independent Scotland when affordability has been challenged by various bodies including IFS.
Alex Salmond announces he will be travelling to France to take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
#A90 Dundee Kingsway West, E/B – road CLOSED btwn Myrekirk Rbt & Liff Rd, will not open for a few hours. Use another route. #drivesafe — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) June 4, 2014
Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill denies police service in north-east is in crisis on being questioned on numbers of former Grampian Police officers quitting following creation of national force.
House prices in Aberdeen have almost doubled in just ten years.
For Sir Ian Wood, the everyday reality for tens of thousands of young Scots is unacceptable.
Two petitions against the closure of 999 call centres in Aberdeen and Inverness are to be passed to Holyrood justice committee for consideration.
Motorists have been warned they could be fined up to £5,000 and face a prison sentence if they are caught drink driving.
RTC involving HGV & 2 cars on #M9 J11 Keir Roundabout – delays on all the approaching routes, police en-route. — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) June 3, 2014
Drivers taking "rat-run" short cuts could actually be making their journeys slower, according to a survey.
It is one of most notorious cases in British policing history and 94 years on the two men shot by the "Monocled Mutineer" have been honoured in a special ceremony.
Police Scotland has launched a two-week summer drink driving campaign and warned people they faced a fine of up to £5,000 and a possible jail sentence if they get caught.
The Scottish Government and education authorities have been urged to do more to help stressed out teachers who are said to be near "breaking point".
The Met Office has dashed hopes of summer starting early, saying the north and north-east will be going back to much cloudier, damper weather over the coming days.
Maitland Mackie was director of the former Scottish Agricultural College, now Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), from 1996 to 2003, and chairman from 1998 to 2003.
The Scottish Police governing body has found no link between stop-and-searches and a fall in violent crime.
Police have confirmed that Marina Clark has been traced safe and well in the Elgin area.