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Scotland Tonight – Alasdair Hay unveiled as national fire chief

Tayside fire chief Alasdair Hay has been revealed as the man who will head Scotland’s new single fire and rescue service. Unions say he will have a challenging job ahead of him making hundreds of millions of pounds of savings amid fears of job losses. Mr Hay spoke to Scotland Tonight’s Rona Dougall about how […]

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Scotland Tonight – Dandy to leave the world of print and move online

Dundee based publishers DC Thomson have confirmed that the Dandy – the UK’s longest-running kids comic – is to go out of print and move fully online. In the 1950s and 1960s the Dandy sold two million copies a week but the circulation now stands below 8000. To reflect on its impending demise, Scotland Tonight’s […]

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Aberdeen and North – Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

His denials leave him “beneath contempt”. How the son of 80 year-old murder victim Jenny Methven described the close family friend who battered her to death. Martial Arts expert William Kean’s motive for the killing has never been established. Tonight he’s beginning a life sentence, and will serve 22 years before he’s eligible for parole. […]

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Glasgow and West – Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

His denials leave him beneath contempt. How the son of 80 year-old murder victim Jenny Methven described the close family friend who battered her to death. Martial arts expert William Kean’s motive for the killing has never been established. Tonight he’s beginning a life sentence, and will serve 22 years before he’s eligible for parole. […]

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Dundee and Tayside – Mon, 20 Aug, 2012

His denials leave him “beneath contempt”. How the son of 80 year-old murder victim Jenny Methven described the close family friend who battered her to death. Martial Arts expert William Kean’s motive for the killing has never been established. Tonight he’s beginning a life sentence, and will serve 22 years before he’s eligible for parole. […]

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Dundee and Tayside – Thu, 16 Aug, 2012

A sex attacker whose victim fought him off by hitting him on the head with a stone has been jailed for three and a half years. Grzegorz Budach pulled a young woman into bushes off Lochee High Street in Dundee last September. She’d been on her way to a party when the twenty four year […]

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Dundee and Tayside – Fri, 17 Aug, 2012

Police hunting the killer of a man in Dundee will appeal to football fans at the city’s derby match this weekend. In other news: The man who delivered Dundee’s first “test tube” baby has been back to the city to open a new IVF unit. Scotland’s oldest surviving Desert Rat celebrates his 100th birthday this […]

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Aberdeen and North – Fri, 17 Aug, 2012

Scotland’s drug death toll has reached record levels. Fatalities have now gone up by nearly eighty percent in a decade. In other news: The Jenny Methven murder trial has been told the accused, William Kean is the only candidate for her killing. A man’s been jailed for life after stabbing a near neighbour 82 times. […]

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Edinburgh and East – Thu, 16 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh is preparing to spend his second night in hospital in Aberdeen after suffering another bladder infection. It’s the third time the elderly prince has fallen ill in the last nine months. The man accused of murdering a Perthshire pensioner has told the jury how he found her lying badly injured but […]

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Aberdeen and North – Thu, 16 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh is preparing to spend his second night in hospital in Aberdeen after suffering another bladder infection. It’s the third time the elderly prince has fallen ill in the last nine months. In other news; the man accused of murdering a Perthshire pensioner has told the jury how he found her lying […]

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Aberdeen and North – Wed, 15 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital. Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this afternoon. In other news: The Jenny Methven murder trial has heard how police believed her son David had links to the Glasgow-based Lyons crime family. Aberdeen-based First Group will start running Britain’s busiest […]

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Edinburgh and East – Wed, 15 Aug, 2012

The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to hospital. Buckingham Palace confirmed Prince Philip had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary this afternoon. He had been staying at the Royal family’s Scottish retreat, Balmoral, with the Queen. The capital has missed out on hosting the homecoming parade for Scotland’s Olympians and Para-lympians. Instead it’s set […]

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Dundee and Tayside – Wed, 15 Aug, 2012

A grandmother who admitted subjecting her granddaughter to a catalogue of neglect for more than five years has avoided a jail sentence. In other news: Detectives hunting the murderer of a Dundee man are appealing for help from two people who were in the area where he was found dead. Police patrols on the A9 […]

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Scotland Tonight – The role of women in politics and public life

Women make up a majority of the Scottish electorate, but they remain markedly under-represented in parliament and wider political debate. TV programmes, including Scotland Tonight, have faced criticism for the lack of female contributors. So why are we faced with this problem and what can be done to tackle it? John MacKay was joined to […]

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Scotland Tonight – Remembering Cosmopolitan’s Helen Gurley Brown

The pioneering former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown has died at the age of 90. Hired to revive the publication’s fortunes after her 1962 bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl, she went on to edit the magazine for more than three decades. Her aim was to tell readers how to “get everything out […]

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