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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Cash shortage sees Church of Scotland axe Youth Assembly

The Kirk’s “youth parliament” for people aged 17-25 is to be disbanded – at a time when the average age of a Church member...

Theresa May's Grenfell mention in resignation speech 'disgraceful'

Theresa May's mention of her response to the Grenfell Tower fire in her resignation speech has been described as "disgraceful" by the Fire Brigades...

ScotRail services cancelled between Edinburgh and Glasgow due to burst water main

ScotRail services have been cancelled between Edinburgh and Glasgow due to a burst water main. Source: Scotsman Read full story: ScotRail services cancelled between Edinburgh and...

Unexploded stash of Second World War grenades found in Scotland

An unexploded stash of 70 wartime grenades has been uncovered by power engineers carrying out routine maintenance. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Unexploded stash of Second...

Man dies in Glasgow after being attacked in front of co-workers

A man has died after being attacked in a Glasgow street in front of his colleagues. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man dies in Glasgow after...

Celtic express 'sorrow and regret' to victims of sex abuse coach

Celtic have expressed their "sorry and regret" to victims of a sexually abusive coach, but have stopped short of issuing a full and unreserved...

Donald Trump to skip Scotland during UK visit

US president Donald Trump will not visit Scotland when he makes a three-day trip to the UK starting Monday. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Donald Trump...

Lib Dems to appoint new leader next month to replace Sir Vince Cable

The Liberal Democrats have opened nominations to replace Sir Vince Cable as party leader. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Lib Dems to appoint new leader next...

Glasgow and Aberdeen airport strikes: Thousands face flight disruption

Workers at two of Scotland's biggest airports will go on strike at the same time amid a dispute over pay. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Glasgow...

TRNSMT festival orders plastics clampdown

Scotland's biggest outdoor music festival has vowed to go plastic-free within two years. Source: Scotsman Read full story: TRNSMT festival orders plastics clampdown

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Edinburgh's top policeman under investigation for ‘public indecency’

Edinburgh’s most senior policeman has been reported to the procurator fiscal amid reports of public indecency with a woman in a car park. Source: Scotsman Read...

New Prime Minister in place by mid-July after Theresa May resigns

A new Prime Minister will be in place by mid-July after a fast track Tory election campaign was set out following Theresa’s May’s tearful...

Resigning Theresa May labelled ‘courageous’ by world leaders

World leaders have reacted to Theresa May’s announcement that she is to step down as Prime Minister. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Resigning Theresa May labelled...

Two boys die in ‘incident’ at British house

Two boys have died following an incident at a Sheffield house which has left four other children in hospital. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Two boys...

Scottish head teachers warn of rise in drug taking at schools

A hard-hitting warning has been issued by the head ­teachers of five high schools over an increase in drug-­taking, drinking and anti-social behaviour by...