Police call-handling performance has continued to improve over the past year, a new report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has found.
Braveheart Stars Back Independence
Some of the stars of Braveheart have used a commemorative screening of the film to back Scottish independence.
The Mel Gibson blockbuster about the life of William Wallace was shown at the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh today, which is also the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.
Scottish actors in the film, including prominent Yes campaigner Brian Cox, attended the commemorative screening and backed independence.
Cox, who played Argyle Wallace, said: "Braveheart was just a movie but this referendum is the real deal; it's about democracy. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Scotland to take its place in the world.''
Another star of the film, Peter Mullan, backed a Yes vote in the referendum on September 18 but said that the people of Scotland "won't be influenced by a movie''.
Angus MacFadyen, who played Robert the Bruce in the film, said: "I think we should be doing it for ourselves and in charge of our own affairs - simple as that. That's why I'm for Yes.''
Masked armed robbers have made off with a five-figure sum of cash after swooping on a security van in a night-time raid.
Drop-off charges are to be introduced at one of Scotland's busiest airports as part of plans for a new multi-million pound facility.
Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
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