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Drink and drug driving campaign launched

Police Scotland has launched the second week-long summer drink/drug drive campaign to coincide with a time of year when statistics show Scotland’s road users are at their highest risk of being killed or seriously injured because the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

Police warning over upsetting cases of puppy and kitten fraud

A warning has been issued over pet fraud - after a national increase was reported.

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BT customers warned over fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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Armed police will remain at the Scottish Parliament

Armed policing to continue at Scottish Parliament

Armed police officers will stay at the Scottish Parliament for the time being following a security review in light of UK terror attacks.

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Warning over fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC

Action Fraud, the national fraud and security reporting service, is warning people again of scammers contacting victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that trick people into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

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Armed police in London following the Borough Market attack. Pic: SWNS

Snap poll finds 75% want British police routinely armed

A snap poll has suggested that that three quarters of Johnston Press readers would back the routine arming of police officers in the UK.

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The funeral procession.

Ariana Grande song played at Eilidh’s funeral

A “special” Ariana Grande song was played at Eilidh Macleod’s funeral in Barra this morning.

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Eilidh's order of service outside the Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in Castlebay.

Island says goodbye to Eilidh

The funeral of Eilidh Macleod, one of the teenage girls from Barra caught up in the Manchester terror attack on May 22nd, took place this morning.

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The coffin of Eilidh MacLeod draped in the Barra flag is carried across Traigh Mhor beach at Barra airport after it arrived by chartered plane yesterday. Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Barra funeral of Manchester attack victim Eilidh Macleod

The family and friends of Manchester terror victim Eilidh MacLeod have gathered on Barra for her funeral.

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Annag Maclean, Headteacher at the girls school in Castlebay, told of the deep sadness throughout the Barra community.

Council’s condolences following Manchester attack

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Cllr Norman A MacDonald, on behalf of the Comhairle and the communities of the Outer Hebrides has expressed sincere condolences to the family of Eilidh Macleod who have confirmed that she was amongst those who died in the Manchester attack.

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Island representatives express their sorrow over Barra girl’s death

Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan and Angus Brendan MacNeil, who served as the local MP in the last UK Parliament, have expressed their sorrow, following confirmation that 14 year-old Eilidh MacLeod from the Isle of Barra died in Monday night’s attack in Manchester.

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Laura MacIntyre and Eilidh Macleod.

Heartbreaking loss of Eilidh Macleod in Manchester atrocity

Tributes have been pouring in for 14-year-old Eilidh Macleod from Barra who has been confirmed as one of the people killed in Monday night’s suicide bomb attack on the Manchester Arena.

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Flags fly at half mast for terror victims

Flags fly at half mast for terror victims

At Comhairle nan Eilean Siar offices in Stornoway this afternoon the Comhairle flag and the Scottish Saltire are flying at half-mast as a mark of respect for all those who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack.

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General Election campaigning suspended following terror attack

General Election campaigning suspended following terror attack

Following last night’s horrific attack on the Manchester Arena, which has killed 22 and injured 59 people, campaigning in the General Election has been suspended.

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Families frantic search for Barra girls after Manchester attack

Families frantic search for Barra girls after Manchester attack

Two young girls from Barra have been caught up in the tragic attack on the Manchester Arena by a suicide bomber, which has resulted in 22 deaths and 59 injured.

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Sex Offender Notification Scheme

Sex Offender Notification Scheme

Police Scotland has introduced an online application under the existing Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme to improve awareness and accessibility of the disclosure process.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Highlands and Islands MSP David Stewart

MSP delighted as his drug driving campaign prompts new legislation

MSP David Stewart’s campaign for a clamp down on drug drivers will come to fruition at the end of this year with the announcement the Scottish Government intends to bring in new legislation.

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