A daily snapshot of the morning headlines and Parliamentary business
Good morning – here are the top 10 news stories in Scotland this morning:
Fury at golden goodbye for former health chief (The Herald)
University rankings blow for Scottish education (The Scotsman)
Education Secretary ‘sorry’ for past doubts on benefits for all (Daily Express)
Spin doctor bill nears £1m as new advisers are hired (The Herald)
Today’s Scottish Parliament highlights:
12.00: Today’s FMQs will see the return of First Minister Alex Salmond to the chamber following his visit to the United States, raising the prospect of Labour’s shift on universal benefits once again becoming a talking point.
14.15: Transport Minister Keith Brown will deliver a ministerial statement on the West Coast Main Line fresh from yesterday’s announcement the bidding process will be restarted.
14.30: Minister for Youth Employment, Angela Constance, will lead a Scottish Government debate on employability this afternoon with Kezia Dugdale presenting an amendment to the motion.
For full details of all current and upcoming Scottish Parliamentary business, check out the official Business Bulletin.