The European Court of Human Rights(ECtHR) has refused the “naked rambler” permission to appeal to the Grand Chamber. Stephen Gough, 55, who insists on living his life naked, has argued his repeated imprisonment for being naked in public has breached his human rights.
Efforts to boost educational outcomes are to be bolstered in law through the Education (Scotland) Bill. Details of the bill were unveiled by education secretary Angela Constance (pictured) during a visit to St Mary’s RC Primary School in Leith.
A Scots lawyer who accepted instructions to act in a series of “obviously suspicious” property transactions has been found guilty of “professional misconduct”. Conveyancing solicitor James McCusker was fined £2,500 by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT) after he was found
A parliamentary report has warned proposals for additional powers to be transferred to Scotland were rushed through without sufficient consultation or consideration for their effect on the rest of the UK. The House of Lords constitution committee said in its report that the leaders of all major poli
The lord advocate has said the UK should be doing more to help refugees who face persecution in their home countries. Frank Mulholland QC (pictured) made the comments while visiting a group of asylum seekers in Glasgow, The Evening Times reports.
The number of cash sales on houses worth over half a million pounds was up 19.6 per cent in 2014, according to figures from Registers of Scotland(RoS). A total of 599 homes that were sold for upwards of £500,000 were paid for in cash last year, compared to 501 in 2013.
A report setting out the progress made throughout 2014 to implement the UK government's counter-terrorism strategy has been published by the home secretary Theresa May. It outlines the current threat to the country from terrorism and how the government is responding using the four-strand structure o
The Faculty of Advocates is to present its eighthWorld Intellectual Property Day Conference and is expecting once again to have to post the “Full House” signs. The free event will be held on Friday, 24 April, and those wishing to attend are being encouraged to register soon to avoid disappointme
An environmental group which challenged a Scottish local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a new secondary school to be built in the Fife countryside has had a petition for judicial review dismissed. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the council’s decision was “law