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SUNDAY 23 AUGUST
A man and his seven-year-old son have died in hospital after getting into trouble while canoeing on Loch Maree in Wester Ross.
The head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a scathing attack on Scottish government over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
An 18-year-old man has died after a car left the road and crashed into a lamppost in Glasgow in the early hours of the morning.
SATURDAY 22 AUGUST
The head of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a scathing attack on the Scottish Government over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
A new discovery at an island abbey in the Firth of Forth has revealed the Augustinian canons who once lived there measured time using a mass dial.
Beaches stretching for about 20 miles along the Moray Firth coast have been found to be missing from an Ordnance Survey map.
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST
A royal visit to Libya is being reconsidered after the welcome given to the Lockerbie bomber on his return to the country, the BBC understands.
A baby was born at a roundabout in the front seat of a car as his parents tried to get to Aberdeen Maternity Hospital in time.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown had asked Libya to "act with sensitivity" in its welcome for the returning Lockerbie bomber, it has emerged.
THURSDAY 20 AUGUST
The convicted Lockerbie bomber has been flown home to Libya after being freed from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds.
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is set to learn whether he will be allowed to return to Libya on compassionate grounds.
Tesco has announced plans to create more than 800 customer service centre jobs in Scotland to support its finance operation.
WEDNESDAY 19 AUGUST
The violent attack which caused the death of a Dundee toddler could not have been predicted, an independent review finds.
A hotel cleaner who attacked himself with a boulder and a razor to avoid going to work is fined £100 for wasting police time.
Governments have not responded effectively to the "huge pandemic" of HIV/Aids, according to pop star Annie Lennox.
TUESDAY 18 AUGUST
About 300 people turn out to join cycling legend and seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong on an impromptu bike ride in Scotland.
An application by convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi to drop his second appeal against conviction is accepted by a Scottish court.
Up to 1,000 pupils in Glasgow are to be kept in school at lunchtime in a bid to promote healthy eating under a new scheme launched by the city council.
MONDAY 17 AUGUST
Network Rail is to fund a £1bn scheme to electrify the track between Edinburgh and Glasgow, cutting journey times to as little as 35 minutes.
The UK's first Army recovery centre for injured and unwell soldiers - an £8.6m, 12-bed convalescing facility - has opened in Edinburgh.
A man who died in a crash in the Highlands in the early hours of Sunday has been named by police as a 22-year-old from Caol, Fort William.