| 25 let go from Cross-Country Rail: The private rail operator says it's a cost savings measure but opponents were critical of Scots let go before Christmas. Company spokespeople assure the public's safety will not be impacted.|
MSP member accused of using escort services: Shamed member for Mid Scotland and Fife, Willie Tavish, was blasted by the Scottish National Party and Scottish Greens for using escort services while he stayed in the capital. His records were revealed in an explosive tell-all to a tabloid magazine in Dublin.
Heavy snow predicted: Highlands and islands are expected to be smothered in up to 20 cm of snow from a coming front.
Vikings sought for Hogmanay: The Scottish Norse Society is looking for volunteers for their Hogmanay torchlight procession after three members were banned due to drunk driving arrests. Prospective Vikings must have established Norwegian, Faroese, Icelandic, Danish or Swedish heritage.
Keilidh acts changed up: With the sudden withdrawal of legendary Capercaillie from the Hogmanay Keilidh due to band member illness, new acts will be present including The Peatbog Faeries, Wild Creatures, Fires in the Sky, and Caledhonn.