Major cities across Britain are becoming home to "hipster hotspots'' - pushing up house prices strongly in places such as Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh as well as in London - research has found.
Multi-Million Pound Payout For Female Workers
More than 1,400 female council workers are to share a multi-million pound payout under an equal pay deal.
Unison said a settlement had been reached with Fife Council for historic discriminatory pay practices dating back in some cases to 2006.
The union said discussions were ongoing to finalise the exact amount of compensation and claimants, mostly low-paid women Unison members, will receive details of their settlement "in due course''.
Dougie Black, Unison regional organiser for Fife local government, said: "This has been a long time coming, many claims stretch back to 2006, we can only thank Unison members for their hard work and patience.
"We will now discuss individual claims with the employer to ensure each claim is calculated properly. This a good day for low-paid women workers and Unison is proud to have been a part of it.''
Suzanne Craig, Unison's legal officer, said: "Unison will be seeking early payment from the employers.
"Regrettably it took the threat of proceeding to an employment tribunal to focus the employer's minds to settle, but it is great news for everyone that we have agreed.
"This settlement also agrees the legal principles for moving forward to ensure wherever possible that job evaluation and pay practices remain free from discrimination in the future.''
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) has said that any more cuts to local government funding will result in "severe consequences'' for jobs across the country.
Almost 65,000 Scots aged 60 and over feel lonelier during the festive period, according to figures from Age Scotland.
The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.