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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.

Obituary: Bob Willis, England Test cricketer revered for his Ashes wicket haul in 1981

Robert George Dylan Willis MBE, cricketer. Born: 30 May 1949 in Sunderland. Died: 4 December 2019, aged 70. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Obituary: Bob Willis,...

Jacob Rees-Mogg's sister among Brexit MEPs quitting to back Tories

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister is among three Brexit Party MEPs who have quit to back Boris Johnson’s deal to get the UK out of the...

General Election 2019: Here's what the latest polls tell us about who will win...

With seven days to the general election, the Conservatives are maintaining a steady lead of around ten points in the opinion polls. Source: Scotsman Read full...

The Scotsman Christmas Story: Chapter One

In the great tradition of Scottish advocates who are also authors – Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson – The Scotsman is today...

Breaking: Scottish Police Authority chief Susan Deacon resigns

The head of the Scottish Police Authority has quit after less than two years and launched a scathing attack on "accountability arrangements" in the...

Scottish Police Authority chief Susan Deacon resigns with scathing attack

The head of the Scottish Police Authority has quit after less than two years and launched a scathing attack on "accountability arrangements" in the...

Alesha MacPhail: Killer Aaron Campbell was on Named Person scheme before rape and murder

The teenager responsible for the brutal rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail was a known offender and was being watched by authorities, it...

Poll: Half of Scots believe NHS has got worse since Nicola Sturgeon became FM

Public confidence in the Scottish Government's handling of education, health and justice has fallen, according to a new poll. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Poll: Half...

Obituary: Jim Boyle, chief executive of Bridges Project charity

Jim Boyle, Chief Executive, Bridges Project. Born: 14 November 1959 in London. Died: 7 November 2019 in Edinburgh, aged 59. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Obituary:...

ScotRail set to offer more seats and open new station

More seats have been pledged for key commuter routes between Glasgow and Edinburgh by ScotRail as their new timetable was announced. Source: Scotsman Read full story:...
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Rescue dogs enjoy an early Christmas with edible gingerbread house made out of doggie...

Christmas came early for these rescue dogs when they were let loose on an edible gingerbread house made out of doggie treats. Source: Scotsman Read full...

Royal Navy ‘regrets’ misunderstanding over drill which sparked 'Gibbo' rumour that Queen had died

It was the leaked WhatsApp message that sparked furious rumours the Queen had died, creating a storm on social media around the world. Source: Scotsman Read...

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Tories getting majority

Nicola Sturgeon believes tactical voting could be key to stopping Boris Johnson getting a majority and said "people are thinking very carefully" about how...

Man appears in court charged with murder of woman 35 years ago

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Glasgow 35 years ago. Source: Scotsman Read full story: Man appears in...

General election: Why Boris Johnson will be worse than Margaret Thatcher – Tommy Sheppard

General election victory for Boris Johnson’s Conservatives will result in a government further to the right than Margaret Thatcher’s, writes SNP candidate Tommy Sheppard. Source:...