A legal highs shop in Aberdeen has been shut down by police following reports of break-ins and intimidation. The outlet, Harminasion, is the first to be closed in Scotland after Aberdeen Sheriff Court granted an antisocial behaviour closure order.
The Scottish Government has published plans to make people in Scotland "safer, secure and cyber aware". A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland: Safe, Secure and Prosperous Online sets out the government's approach to online security and seeks to gather views on "what we can all do to become more i
Former beauty queen Ekaterina Fields, née Parfenova A former Russian beauty queen has been awarded £3.3 million following a legal battle with her husband amid a judge's criticism of the pair for running up a lawyers' bill of over £1m.
Pupils from Madras College in St Andrews, Fife have been hailed as the best young debaters in Scotland. The Madras pupils were praised for their "outstanding performance" as they won the final of the Law Society of Scotland's Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament within the Scottish Parliament's
An adoption order granted by a court in Ethiopia is thought to be the first foreign adoption order to been recognised and registered at common law in Scotland. A married man who was granted adoption of the child of his wife’s previous marriage before the couple relocated to Scotland has had the ad
A self-employed stage production manager has been awarded damages of £10,000 after being injured in a fall while unloading the set for a Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime. A judge in the Court of Session ruled that the defenders owed the pursuer a duty of care and that they were in breach of that du
Andy Coulson Following the collapse of former News of the World editor and convicted phone hacker Andy Coulson's perjury trial at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, prosecutors defended their decision to prosecute the Prime Minister's former director of communications, saying they had no reason
A triple murderer's challenge to his life sentence is to be heard again at the European Court of Human Rights. Arthur Hutchinson, who murdered a couple and their son in Sheffield in 1984, claims his whole-life sentence breaches his human rights.
MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s European and External Relations Committee will today consider the implications for Scotland of the proposed “in-out” referendum and renegotiation of the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU). The committee will hear from a panel of EU experts as MSPs se
The High Court in London is to hear a challenge by two MPs to the UK government's surveillance law. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014 (DRIPA) was fast-tracked through the Commons in only three days last July after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled the existing powers were
Professor Alan Miller The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has achieved the top grade of accreditation, for the second time, from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions.