Scotland

Most-read stories in Scotland 2010: 10 to 1

The BBC Scotland news website looks back at the most-read stories of 2010.

The rankings are based on the number of page views. Here are the top 10:

NUMBER 10

Mystery surrounds a man wearing a horse's head who has been captured on Google's Street View in Aberdeen.

'Horse-boy' on Google Street View

NUMBER 9

The country's main supermarkets and online shops have stopped taking orders in Scotland in the run up to Christmas, because of the weather.

Tesco and Sainsbury's halt online orders in Scotland

NUMBER 8

Repairs to a supercar damaged when a test drive went wrong near Aberdeen are set to cost an insurance firm £300,000.

Car in £300,000 insurance claim

NUMBER 7

The Royal Navy's newest and largest attack submarine HMS Astute has run aground off Skye, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine grounded

NUMBER 6

Solicitors for X Factor entrant Gamu Nhengu and her family are to seek a judicial review of the Home Office order expelling them from the UK.

Legal bid to overturn X Factor singer Gamu's removal

NUMBER 5

Comedian Tim Vine has won a prize for the funniest joke of this year's Edinburgh Fringe.

Holiday pun is Fringe's funniest

NUMBER 4

Actor Gerard Kelly has died at the age of 51 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Actor Gerard Kelly dies aged 51

NUMBER 3

A company selling "Anyone but England" T-shirts for this year's World Cup has rejected suggestions it is racist after police in Aberdeen visited its store.

'Anyone but England' shirt fears

NUMBER 2

A 20-mile stretch of the M8 motorway has reopened after being closed for 48 hours due to snow and ice.

Motorway reopens after big freeze

NUMBER 1

A man who assaulted a female police officer with his penis has been fined at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Man assaulted officer with penis