BBC News - Scotland Pensioner critically ill after street brawl outside pub 2017-11-22T14:23:01.000000000+00:00 The 66 year-old was seriously injured during the incident on Green Street, Saltcoats. 'Virtual' clinics to reduce waiting times 2017-11-22T13:42:20.000000000+00:00 Patients will be able to speak to specialist clinicians using technologies like video and tele-conferencing. Budget 2017: Chancellor scraps VAT on Scottish police and fire services 2017-11-22T13:32:25.000000000+00:00 Scotland's police and fire services will no longer be liable for VAT, which currently costs them £35m a year. Students help at teacher shortage school in Edinburgh 2017-11-22T13:18:50.000000000+00:00 Trinity Academy in Edinburgh has been trying to fill two vacancies for maths teachers for several months. Intruder fell asleep eating Doritos 2017-11-22T12:54:17.000000000+00:00 A man is discovered asleep and covered in Doritos after allegedly breaking into a house. Sex offender jailed for raping and abusing inmates 2017-11-22T12:43:14.000000000+00:00 The 43-year-old committed a string of sex offences against men at two jails. Scotland start for Sean Maitland among four changes to face Australia 2017-11-22T12:22:41.000000000+00:00 Sean Maitland is one of four changes to Scotland's starting line-up after the Saracens wing was a late call-up to the squad. Baby Sophia Williams murder trial set for Broxburn parents 2017-11-22T12:16:37.000000000+00:00 The three-month-old died last June after a week of treatment the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh. Community given cash to buy local pub 2017-11-22T12:05:08.000000000+00:00 The tiny village of Banton will receive more than £184,000 to buy their local pub in a bid to revitalise the community. Gary Weir murder accused walks free 2017-11-22T12:00:28.000000000+00:00 The charges against Liam Stead, 21, have been dropped but four men remain on trial.