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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.

National Galleries stump up to help bring Princes Street Gardens up to scratch after...

The saga over Edinburgh’s controversial Christmas market has taken a new twist after it emerged the National Galleries of Scotland has agreed to help...

Suspended sentence for former Scottish footballer in bribery trial

A former Scottish footballer and two agents convicted of bribery offences following an undercover newspaper investigation have received suspended prison sentences. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

Man charged after drugs worth £25k are siezed at Shetland port

A man has been charged after cannabis and cocaine were recovered at a port in Shetland. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man charged after drugs worth...

Senior police officer warns this year's parades season could once again prove 'challenging'

A senior police officer has warned this year's parades season could once again be "challenging". Source: Scotsman Read full story: Senior police officer warns this year's...

Tax plans outlined by Jackson Carlaw could 'cost Scotland £270 million'

Tax plans outlined by Scottish Conservative leadership candidate Jackson Carlaw could cost Scotland £270 million, according to analysis. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Tax plans outlined...

Scottish pensioner faces prison after posting instructions to blow up central London on Facebook

A 67-year-old man from Fife who posted instructions online on how to blow up the centre of London using the city’s gas mains is...

Hoaxer jailed after causing bomb scare on his own flight because he was 'running...

An airline passenger who caused a bomb scare on his own flight because he was running late and feared he would miss it has...

Man jailed for 'life' after stabbing pregnant woman in attempted murder

A man who stabbed his pregnant partner in the neck causing the death of her unborn twins has been told he may never leave...

Ramadan 2020: start and end dates and when Eid al-Fitr will fall

With New Year celebrations now behind us, many will be preparing for the next big milestone event on the calendar - and for Muslims...

Blue Monday 2020: when in January it falls and why it's supposedly the most...

Blue Monday, allegedly the most depressing day of the year, falls this month. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Blue Monday 2020: when in January it falls...
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Gunshots fired in a 'targeted attack' in Glasgow

Shots have been fired at a property in Glasgow in what police are calling a targeted attack. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Gunshots fired in a...

Scotland set to regulate lip filler beauticians to prevent 'growing risk' of treatments gone...

Beauticians in Scotland offering cosmetic surgery such as lip or cheek fillers will soon be required to obtain a licence. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Scotland...

13 of the most unusual animals ever discovered in Scotland

From polar bears to big cats, a broad range of unexpected and bizarre animals have been found nationwide over the years. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...

Armed man threatens shop staff with a knife before stealing thousands of pounds worth...

A five-figure sum of foreign currency has been stolen from a travel agent in Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire during an armed robbery. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Scottish Labour will decide indyref2 position not new leader, says Richard Leonard

Richard Leonard has told Labour leadership contenders that the Scottish party will decide their position on independence. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Scottish Labour will decide...