Armed police presence is being stepped up across Scotland in the response to the UK terror threat being raised to critical.Read the full story ›
Police Scotland is investigating allegations of historical sexual abuse within football.
The force released a statement on Tuesday announcing it had received a "number of calls" reporting offences and offering information.
It said these calls were in addition to those the NSPCC were already dealing with.
Detective Chief Superintendent Lesley Boa said Police Scotland would continue to work with the NSPCC and other partners to ensure "a co-ordinated police response" remained in place.
So far, more than 20 players have approached the Football Association over abuse claims after former footballers spoke out.
A number of police forces have already announced they are conducting investigations.
The parents of a 21-year-old French student, who has been missing in Edinburgh since Monday, are set to take part in an organised search.Read the full story ›
MPs warn that officers and staff are being 'stretched to breaking point' with psychological problems.Read the full story ›
Police in Scotland have reviewed security arrangements as a precautionary measure following the lorry attack in Nice.
The force said there is no specific information that suggests the country is at risk, but the UK threat level remains at "severe".
Police Scotland is committed to ensuring all communities across the country are as safe as they can be and I would ask the public, especially around crowded places and transport hubs, to remain vigilant and alert, but not alarmed. If you suspect something is wrong, then report it to the police.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said there would be a review of security measures in London following the attack, which has left at least 84 people dead.
Scotland's Justice Minister is under pressure from political opponents over revelations Police Scotland carried out illegal surveillance.Read the full story ›
A man has been arrested in Scotland after votes in the Scottish independence referendum were listed on the auction website eBay.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said:
Following police enquiries, a 28 year-old man was arrested in the Drumchapel area of Glasgow earlier today, Saturday 30 August 2014, in relation to an alleged contravention of Schedule 7 of the Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013.
eBay told STV News that it has a policy of removing "any items posted on eBay that relate to an individual’s vote where the Commission has concerns that this could lead to the law being broken".
A 16-year-old boy is said to be in a serious condition in intensive care after taking what may have been a 'Mortal Kombat' ecstasy pill, police said.
Tests are also being carried out on a 17-year-old boy after both teens became ill following a house party in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, yesterday.
The pair were taken Monklands District General Hospital in Airdrie at about 11.30pm having apparently taken illegal drugs.
Police Scotland say they believe the drugs included ecstasy and "possibly" a Mortal Kombat tablet.
A NHS Lanarkshire spokeswoman said: "Anyone who has taken ecstasy - particularly the one described as 'Mortal Kombat', and who is feeling unwell, or who knows someone who has taken this type of drug in the past few hours, should attend or contact their local hospital for treatment and advice."
Police say that there are "deeply concerned" about Mikaeel Kular but stressed that it remains a missing person inquiry. Mikaeel has not been seen for 40 hours since he was put to bed on Wednesday night.
Police said they have checked CCTV from the local area but that nothing significant has been found so far and are following many lines of inquiry.
More than 150 calls have been made to the hotline for those with information.
The number is 0300 200 0200.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Read more: Latest updates on the search
Police in Edinburgh have hailed the "fantastic" response from the public and urged anyone with information about Mikaeel Kular to contact them.
Supt McAinsh advised locals who want to join the search for three-year-old to dress warmly:
"We recognise that the local community is eager to help and we really appreciate their support. Those who are keen to become involved in the search should attend the North Neighbourhood Centre in West Pilton Gardens at 10am where they will be briefed by my colleagues.
"It is a cold January day, so please wear warm clothing and sturdy boots or footwear."