The First Minister's Reading Challenge will be trialled up to S3 at six schools to help stem the drop in reading for pleasure when pupils move from primary to secondary school.
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Police are appealing for information about the incident.
Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has claimed "nobody can hold a candle" to Scotland's bridges after unveiling a plaque commemorating the Forth Bridge's world heritage status.
Family members now spend an average 13 hours a week providing childcare and the average cost is now £4.19 an hour for each child.
Almost 1.8 million votes cast north of the border in June did not go towards electing an MP.
More than 15,000 tonnes of litter are discarded in Scotland each year.
The 29-year-old was assaulted in the Royston area of Glasgow on Saturday evening.
A young Scottish Man has died while on holiday at a beach resort in Bulgaria.
A plot to blow up a plane with explosives hidden inside a large Barbie doll was foiled thanks to Lebanon's security services.
Hundreds of people have gathered to watch Big Ben fall silent for controversial renovations that will last four years, the longest period in its 157-year history.
The Danish shipping conglomerate AP Moller-Maersk is selling its oil division, mainly comprising assets in the North Sea, to French giant Total for $4.95bn.
The median pay for a FTSE 100 chief executive has fallen by almost 20% over the past year, according to audit firm Deloitte.
A petition to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a Missy Elliott statue has been signed by more than 20,000 people.
US comedian Jerry Lewis, famous for his role as The Nutty Professor, has died aged 91.
A US judge has denied a plea from Roman Polanski's victim to end the four-decade-old case against the fugitive director.
Taylor Swift, one of social media's most popular celebrities, appears to have wiped years of posts from her accounts.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic would provide Manchester United with another "good alternative" up front this season, according to Stuart Pearce.
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor's entourages have been dealt a reminder about their behaviour during fight week.
Diego Costa feels Antonio Conte's decision to tell him he has no future at Chelsea by text message was a "moment of madness".
Two-weight world champion Andre Ward thinks Floyd Mayweather will get the better of Conor McGregor when the pair meet in next weekend's super-fight in Las Vegas.
A budding four-year-old astronaut who sent NASA a letter asking it to build a rocket he designed was thrilled when the space agency replied with their own letter praising him.
Most dream of a 24-carat gold engagement ring… but one woman was merely thrilled to find her own one-carrot band.
A man who drove himself to hospital after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart was lucky to survive, doctors say.
She had the most bizarre Midsomer Murders death ever.
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This pilot father took his daughter for a plane ride and filmed her reaction. He wasn't expecting her to enjoy it quite as much as she did!
This was the amazing moment Kellie Kearney told her daughter, Frankie, she was expecting.
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