Thousands of children have been caught carrying weapons in school, an investigation has found, with suspects as young as four years old.
A man who had previously been denied a gun licence has been jailed after illegally importing weapons from Spain and hiding them in his basement.
Carrying “offensive weapons” earned a repeat offender a 10-month prison sentence at Lerwick Sheriff Court yesterday.
A pension pot for north-east council workers has nearly £15 million invested in arms companies, it has emerged.
Border Force seized a number of knives and a baton from a 16-year-old boy from Aberdeenshire after he returned from a holiday in Prague earlier this week.
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.
Scores of guns, pistols and rifles have been handed over to north-east police as part of an illegal firearm amnesty.
A student who bought two stun guns disguised as knuckledusters wept in the dock after a sheriff let him escape a 'mandatory' five-year jail term.
A shotgun has been stolen from a rural north-east home, sparking safety fears in the local community.
A gang of Aberdeen youths has appeared in court accused of carrying out a roadside fracas while armed with hammers, metal poles and baseball bats.