Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Doctors shortage forces children’s ward to close (The Herald)
Years of bitterness banished by handshake of hope (The Scotsman)
Rangers in crisis: Fans hold Ibrox protest (BBC Scotland)
Fear of ‘skills shortage’ (Press & Journal)
Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:
- 12.00: Alex Salmond will return to the chamber for First Minister’s Questions this lunchtime following his four-day trade mission to the United States last week.
- 14.15: A themed question time in Parliament today will concentrate on Culture and External Affairs amid anxiety among arts organisations over a proposed funding shake-up.
- 14.55: A decision on whether to pass the Welfare Reform (Further Provision) (Scotland) Bill, designed to soften the impact of Westminster welfare reforms, will take place this afternoon.
For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin.