Firefighters and police raced to the scene around 12.13am on Tuesday. This is the terrifying moment a car and a van burn after being torched near a Scots block of flats. A dramatic video on social media shows the devastation as orange flames shoot from the van at Dallas Drive in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
EXCLUSIVE: The UK Government insisted capping the amount of benefits each household can receive ensured "fairness" and was an incentive for people to find jobs The number of households in Scotland now subject to the heartless benefit cap has soared since the first national lockdown was implemented last year, shock figures show.
Three-year-old Benjamin and his big sister, Lily, five, are so unique their condition doesn’t even have a name. A brother and sister are thought to be the only people in the world with the rarest of genetic conditions. Three-year-old Benjamin and his big sister, Lily, five, who live in Penicuik, Midlothian are so unique their condition doesn’t even have a name.
Freestyler Daniel Cutting couldn't believe it when he asked the young busker to show off his footie skills. A young Scots piper left a footballer stunned when he showed off his freestyle skills on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street. Footie freestyler Daniel Cutting visited Glasgow for the Scots Euros game against Croatia on Tuesday.
Prosecutors defend decision which could see 'monster' domestic abusing Scots cop facing just six months in jail
The judge who sentenced Police Constable Fraser Ross said he was unable to give him the sentenced he deserved. Scotland's prosecuting body has defended the decision to see a monster Scots cop facing just six months behind bars - despite six years of horrific domestic abuse. Sheriff Ross Macfarlane QC slammed Police Constable Fraser Ross for his "appalling" and "inexcusable" crimes while serving as an officer with Police Scotland.
Evil Scots thug who forced dogs to tear wild animals apart then posed with their bloody remains dodges jail
Dog fighter trained terriers and lurchers to rip foxes and badgers apart. This is violent Antony Holloway taking pleasure in watching his dogs rip apart defenceless animals. But despite his sick crimes being branded “barbaric” in court, the thug escaped a jail sentence . Sheriff William Gallacher rejected the claims of Holloway, 28, that he was killing the animals as vermin control and said it was plain that his keeping of photographic trophies meant he viewed the slaughter as sport.
More than half of Scots have seen their energy bills rise during the Covid-19 pandemic, and almost a third say they have had to start “rationing” the amount of power they use. Research for consumer organisation Advice Direct Scotland found 58% of Scots have seen an increase in their energy bills since last March.
Nicola Sturgeon to keep tougher rules than England on masks after Scotland’s Covid ‘Freedom Day’ on August 9
NICOLA Sturgeon will keep tougher rules than England on masks after our Covid ‘Freedom Day’ on August 9, it emerged today. Her government will maintain the “requirement” for Scots to wear face coverings in shops, public transport and possibly schools even after the planned big easing of curbs.
Nicola Sturgeon accuses Westminster Tory Michael Gove of being ‘sneering’ and ‘arrogant’ over IndyRef2
NICOLA and “arrogant” about IndyRef2. It came after the Tory Cabinet Office Minister appeared to rule out a fresh vote on the issue until at least 2024. We told yesterday how he doesn’t think there’s “any circumstance” in which Boris Johnson will approve a referendum before a General Election in three years.
I UNDERSTAND there are plans afoot from the Westminster government to include any Scots currently living in England. This is wonderful news – they obviously don`t realise why there are so many ex-Scots who now live in England. Now without wishing to get too historical, and just going back to the period after the last war, Scots, being the hard workers that they are, had to drift south for jobs.
Emergency services attended the two schools and conducted a thorough search of the premises but did not find anything of concern. Two Scots primary schools had to be evacuated today after they received hoax 'bomb threats'. Police have launched a probe into both incidents after Scotstoun Primary and Cadder Primary in Glasgow were targeted with "threatening" phone calls on Wednesday.
David Flucker might be close to entering triple figures but he isn’t keen on retiring from his post At 99 years old, Scots charity shop worker David Flucker is more than entitled to put his feet up and relax, but the industrious nonagenarian refuses to leave his role for a life of leisure.
Andy Robertson's emphasised his pride of leading his country at a major tournament as they were dumped out in the group stages by Croatia Scotland captain Andy Robertson says he is proud of his teammates and to captain his nation but has his eyes set on ensuring that qualifying for major tournaments is the "norm" for his country.
Poverty targets will be missed if the Scottish Government fails to double the Scottish Child Payment this year, campaigners have warned. Charities, MSPs and the government’s own Poverty and Inequality Commission have demanded “bold action” at a speed similar to that in responding to the Covid pandemic, to ensure Scots children are lifted out of poverty.
Jamie Bain was caged for four years in 2020 after he violently attacked a man with a kitchen knife in Edinburgh. Cops are hunting the son of notorious Scots gangster Jamie Bain who gunned down a former boxing champion while wearing an ice hockey mask. The thug was sentenced to life with a minimum of 22 years after murdering Alexander McKinnon in the Marmion Bar in 2006 but has racked up several more years on top of his sentence for mobile phone offences.
Fire crews raced to two blazes on nearby streets just hours apart that have left at least one car badly damaged. Residents on one Glasgow street woke to find a burnt-out car after emergency crews dashed to two blazes. The car wreckage was discovered by locals in the Haghill area of the city on Wednesday morning.
When is Scotland Freedom Day? Date Covid lockdown restrictions could end - and when country moves to Level 0
Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that all remaining legal coronavirus lockdown restrictions could be lifted in August Scotland is gradually emerging from lockdown under the local levels system. Most parts of the country are now in Level 0 or Level 1 Covid restrictions, whereas the vast majority of the central belt is in Level 2.
The man is described as being white, aged between 20 and 40, around 6ft in height with brown hair. Cops are hunting for a man who indecently exposed himself to an elderly woman in a Scots park. Officers in Kirkcaldy are urgently trying to trace a man who approached an 84-year-old woman in Beveridge Park - exposing himself and then carrying out an indecent act on himself.
Jamie Trisha Poirier also failed to flag a bruise on another youngsters face. A Scots social worker failed to report a rape allegation made by a child in Inverness. Jamie Trisha Poirier has been slammed after she didn’t alert her bosses to the serious sexual assault claims as well a bruise on another youngster's face.
Can I get a vaccine certificate in Scotland? How to get NHS Covid vaccine passport - and what it can be used for
You are able to view your Covid jab certificate on the NHS Inform website, and it can be used for international travel As more people in Scotland are inoculated with the Covid vaccine and the country gradually emerges from lockdown, showing proof you have been jabbed could become crucial.