Marelle Sturrock's death is being treated as suspicious and police have been seen searching nearby Mugdock Country Park for a missing man since her body was discovered.
The health secretary was the favourite to succeed outgoing leader Nicola Sturgeon - here's what he's said about the fight for independence
Sturgeon's rocky start to 2023 prompted open discussion about her future, with several recent controversies piling pressure on the embattled SNP leader.
The Labour leader has said he has 'concerns' about a controversial bill passed in Scotland that makes it easier to legally change gender.
Police said on Thursday that engineers are currently working to fix the problem, which has left islanders cut off from mainland Scotland.
Leandro Da Silva, 28, broke the leg of a shoplifter while restraining him at a Lidl in Edinburgh.
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced Scotland intends to hold a second independence referendum.
The first minister was questioned about the death of Gerald Brown, who died after waiting 40 hours for an ambulance.
Chris Packham, Rowan William and Kate Humble are among supporters of a campaign to rewild royal land.
An estimated 20,000 Scottish fans made the trip down south despite COVID restrictions and an allocation for visiting supporters inside Wembley of just 2,600.
The former PM has set up a think tank which will campaign for those who do not feel strongly about the independence question.