Flags fly at half-mast and plans are put together for a lasting memorial in Edinburgh.
17-year-old Jamie Corrigan faces six charges following a series of fires earlier this week.
The boa constrictor was rescued by the Scottish SPCA in woodland just outside Torphichen on Wednesday.
The two men held up a corner shop in Kirkcaldy with a gun at the start of July.
An HGV was blown over near Bathgate on Thursday morning as severe weather brought chaos to Scotland's transport network.
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The test run begins at 11pm tonight to avoid traffic disruption.
The 17-year-old is due in court after a string of blazes in the stairwells of tenements in Portobello.
Police say he was 47 year old Brian Bulloch, who was from the capital.
'Cracker' is now in the care of the Scottish SPCA after being handed in to police by a passenger.
Lee Hamilton, 22, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal accident over the weekend.
Some lectures are cancelled, as universities and colleges are hit by industrial action.
Residents are pulled from a burning building on Bath Street in Portobello.
Creditors vote to accept an offer of £2.5m from fans' group Foundation of Hearts.
Alasdair Gray's Lanark came second and Black and Blue, by Ian Rankin, was third.
The 47 year old man was involved in a collision with a car on the Edinburgh by-pass on Thursday night.
Jane Pollock, 90, and Bill Burnett, 87, have tied the knot in Leith.
A pensioner has died in a serious blaze at her house in Torphichen in West Lothian.
A 28 year old man who died in a Midlothian bar at the weekend has been officially named as Craig Essen.
A heavy goods vehicle workshop at East Gogar Farm near Stirling went up in flames just before midnight.
Health inspectors have told staff at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to make urgent improvements following an unannounced visit.
A woman, 18, and two boys, 15 and 16, have died after their car came off the road and hit a wall.
Police are investigating following reports a firearm was discharged between Newbridge and Edinburgh Airport.
A man has been arrested after officers were involved in a three hour stand-off in Edinburgh.
A Bill to legalise gay marriage passes a major hurdle in the Scottish Parliament.
Qatar Airways is set to introduce the Middle East link in May 2014.
The tiny marsupial emerges from its mum's pouch for the first time at Edinburgh Zoo.
They are the first band to be announced for next year's festival.
The 44 year was taken to hospital after three men burst into his home in south Edinburgh and attacked him with a hammer.
The pensioners were held in a bedroom while five men ransacked their home in Haymarket.