Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)

Police officers at the scene in Lockerbie, Scotland, after a Boeing 747 aeroplane, Pan Am Flight 103, crashed after a mid flight explosion on board on December 21st, 1988. Photograph: PA Wire.

The evil that caused the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in the skies above Lockerbie “burst through like a postule on the skin”, a commemoration in the (...)

A police officer lays flowers near the scene of a helicopter crash in Glasgow city centre. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Four of at least eight people who died when a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub in Scotland have been named. The pilot and two constables o(...)

The Stena Carron oil drill ship, moored at Lerwick, Shetland Islands.  Scotland’s oil and gas riches are playing a major part in the independence debate. Photograph:   via Getty

For nearly four decades, the Shetland Islands have been linked in the public’s mind with oil, a community that has done well from the exploration of t(...)