Thousands of children have been caught carrying weapons in school, an investigation has found, with suspects as young as four years old.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday backed calls for sharp and pointed kitchen knives to be replaced with “round-ended” ones to combat stabbings.
A "collector of all things macabre" was arrested after police investigating his purchase of illegal knives discovered a stash of cannabis at his Aberdeenshire home.
A man jailed for carrying knives said he forgot one of them was in his pocket after using it to clean a crack pipe.
A play highlighting the dangers of knife crime will reach tens of thousands of youngsters with a tour across every Scottish council area.
More north-east schoolchildren were found with blades than in any other part of the country last year, the Press and Journal can reveal.
Concerns have been raised over the standard of weapons detection in Highland schools.
The number of pupils in Aberdeenshire schools who have been suspended for wielding weapons has almost trebled over the last six years.
Three pupils from Shetland and two from Orkney have been caught with knives in schools since the start of last year.
The Mayor of London’s office has been forced to remove promotional material for its anti-knives campaign after it was discovered celebrity endorsements supporting the drive had been faked.
Dangerous weapons have been seized from Aberdeen school pupils at the rate of two per month, shock new figures have revealed.
The Scottish Government is facing fresh calls to clamp down on knife crime in schools, as the second anniversary of the stabbing of an Aberdeen schoolboy approaches.
Five pupils in Shetland were excluded in six months after being caught with knives at school, new figures have revealed.
The Press and Journal can today disclose details of Liam Forsyth's criminal record - which reveals a fascination with knives.
A 15-year-old boy was taken away from school by police after he was found with three knives in his bag.
Education chiefs have claimed schools across the north-east are in a state of "nervousness" following a spate of incidents involving knives.
Police officers are visiting secondary schools across Moray and Aberdeenshire to warn pupils of the dangers of knife crime, after several recent incidents where youngsters have been found wielding the weapons.