The 27-year prison sentence for the teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail was “excessive and a miscarriage of justice”, an appeal court has heard.
Isle of Bute
The teenager who abducted, raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail will appeal against his 27-year sentence later on Wednesday.
Primary school children have helped unveil a new playground memorial dedicated to their former fellow pupil Alesha MacPhail.
Syrian refugees have brought new babies and new businesses to the isle of Bute as they cement themselves into the community.
A boy has appeared in court charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail, who was found dead on the Isle of Bute.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute, Police Scotland have said.
The body of a young girl found on the Isle of Bute has been confirmed as missing Alesha MacPhail.
A body has been found in the search for a six-year-old girl on a Scottish island.
The adopted Scottish home of the late Lord Richard Attenborough has been put on the market.
Drugs worth £900,000 have been seized on the Isle of Bute.
Having provided small ship cruises in Argyll and the Inner Hebrides for 10 years, The Majestic Line has now set its sights on trips to the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda. The company, which transformed former fishing vessels into mini-cruise vessels, will operate a new specialised vessel, The Glen Etive, to ensure guests see the islands in comfort and style.
One man has died and another is critically injured after the light aircraft they were in crashed on a Scottish island.
A 63-year-old man has died after a light aircraft crashed on a Scottish island.