With Labour in danger of coming fourth in Scotland, they could have done without fresh independence trouble.
It is still not easy to reach firm conclusions about Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence.
London is a tourist magnet, but the rest of the UK desperately needs investment and promotion. Brexit is not helping.
Scientists are left with two conclusions. Either Nessie is an eel, or she never existed at all.
A Scotland-wide statue trail is celebrating the work of Dudley D. Watkins, a quiet man who became one of Britain's most important comic book artists.
The £300m extra funding apparently bypasses the official block funding mechanism that has been in operation since devolution.
More than 1,000 people died as a result of drugs in Scotland last year.
Scotland successfully targeted its smoking problem, now it needs to do the same for obesity.
It worked in Ireland – now Nicola Sturgeon is asking selected citizens to examine the big constitutional issues facing the country.
Scotland is eyeing another independence referendum and now Wales wants in on the act. England feels left behind and Northern Ireland is at the centre of the Brexit impasse. Things aren't fine.
Why wait for the Scottish men's team to make it to a senior international tournament when the women are showing them how it's done?
The ruling party took three of six seats in the European Parliament.
I went to talk to men at football matches about why they don't want to become nurses – here's what I found out.
Does an "European culture" or a "European identity" actually exist?
In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.
Housing laws in England can still leave tenants without proper protection, but the latest reforms offer hope for the future.
Why it is now realistic to talk about eliminating cervical cancer altogether.
View from an expert in criminal justice – who also lives in one of the UK's most deprived areas.
Computer modelling has confirmed that Scotland's West coast could support and sustain a reintroduced lynx population.
Scotland is in the late stages of deciding whether to become the first country in UK to outlaw all corporal punishment against children.