Seizures of hard drugs in Scotland have risen dramatically leading to calls for the Scottish Government to declare a public health emergency.
Rural commuters in the north and north east will be “penalised” by Derek Mackay’s workplace car-parking charge, it was claimed yesterday.
The maximum prison sentence for people convicted of animal cruelty could increase dramatically under new proposals.
ScotRail's under-fire boss has vowed to visit Aberdeen to address a rising tide of complaints, following another day of chaos for customers in the north-east.
ScotRail was last night accused of “patting itself on the back” after releasing a statement saying that punctuality had improved on Scotland’s railways.
An Aberdeenshire community has been praised in the Scottish parliament for its fundraising efforts.
Nicola Sturgeon’s government should “go back to the drawing board” when it comes to its promise to improve rail links between Aberdeen and the Central Belt, the Conservatives have said.
Calls for tougher rules as it emerges north-east embezzler has only paid back a fraction of stolen fortune
An embezzler from Portlethen has paid back only 5% of the £600,000 she was ordered to return to her employer when she was jailed two years ago.
Police are called out to 999 calls at Scottish courts dozens of times each month, new figures indicate.
Prisoners at jails in Peterhead and Inverness will be tucking into multiple festive meals during the next few days.
The maximum prison sentence for knife possession has been imposed just once in Scotland since its introduction, ministers have admitted.
Domestic abuse incidents in the north-east have risen by 10% in the last year, according to new police figures.
Politicians have hailed the return of trade and business to an Aberdeenshire community blighted by limited access as repairs were made to a historic road arch.
An investigation has been launched into a railway blunder which turned a “milestone day” for Scotrail into an “embarrassment” and caused chaos for hundreds of commuters.
North-east students are being offered free drug-testing kits to check whether they have been sold dangerous ecstasy pills.
North and north-east teachers are being attacked on a daily basis with weapons including BB guns, saws and classroom furniture.
Children as young as 11 are being ordered to turn out their pockets and as young as 15 strip searched by police using stop and search powers according to “alarming” new figures.
A north-east MSP has made a fresh plea for increased legal protection for police dogs.
New figures have revealed that the number of casualties on roads across Scotland has dropped to its lowest ever level.
More than 30,000 people have signed a petition supporting greater protection for police service animals, such as dogs and horses.
The future of the young offenders wing of a £140 million “super jail” is still hanging in the balance - four years after rioters shut it down.
Four remote police stations earmarked to be sold should be returned to their former use, an MSP has urged.
A north-east superjail has one of the worst staff disciplinary records in the country, it can be revealed.
More than £150,000 of repairs have been carried out on police cars over the past year - with some damage caused by vandals.
An Aberdeenshire coastal village will have to wait for a storm defence scheme to be implemented due to a flood of bidders applying to carry out the work stalling the council’s tender process.
Children as young as eight have been reported for housebreaking in the Highlands, new official figures show.
A north-east politician has claimed that companies affected by soaring business rates are facing a “shockingly slow” wait for their appeals to be processed.
More than 70 inmates in a north-east jail are being paid to sit in their cells - at a cost of about £20,000 a year.
A north-east lawyer who was jailed for carrying out a £50,000 legal aid fraud has been recruited by a charity to give a lecture on how to “access funds.”
A slip road will close this weekend to allow work to progress on the £750million Aberdeen bypass.
A north-east MSP has given his backing to a campaign to twin Stonehaven with the Parisian suburb of Acheres.
A heritage trail celebrating famous Mearns spots was unveiled yesterday.