A daily snapshot of the morning headlines and Parliamentary business
Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Heart specialists at odds over Scots coronary care (The Herald)
Thousands of civilian police jobs face axe says chief (The Scotsman)
Glasgow City council to seek £50m savings (BBC Scotland)
John Swinney’s Budget ‘focuses on NHS, not economy’ (Daily Telegraph)
Joy for island drivers as fuel prices slashed (Press & Journal)
Scottish Labour claim council tax freeze is costing jobs (Daily Record)
Doctors still raking in salaries of £250,000 a year (Daily Express)
Construction chiefs criticise schools plan (The Herald)
Alistair Darling: Yes Scotland chief is Alex Salmond underling (Daily Telegraph)
Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:
09.00: The Equal Opportunities Committee will this morning consider a draft report on the issue of ‘Having and Keeping a Home: steps to preventing homelessness among young people’.
12.00: Today’s FMQs is set to be dominated by Scottish Labour calls earlier this week for an end to Scotland’s “something for nothing” culture, signalling a policy shift away from universal free public services.
14.30: Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, Richard Lochhead, will lead a Scottish Government debate on the Common Agricultural Policy.
For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin.