John Swinney officially scraps ‘named person’ plan

19 September 2019

"The mandatory named person scheme for every child – underpinned by law – will now not happen," Swinney told Scottish Parliament

Illegal to refuse tattoos to people with HIV

19 September 2019

Five leading HIV organisations have said that refusing people who live with HIV a tattoo, piercing or beauty treatment is illegal under the Equality Act.

Ancient universities better able to cope with financial pressures than newer ones

19 September 2019

Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews more resilient faced with funding cuts and rising costs, says public spending watchdog

Getting to know you: Kirsty Rafferty

18 September 2019

The Scottish Parliament's barista in chief takes a break to chat to Holyrood about what she's picked up over 15 years at Kirsty's coffee bar

On the world stage: an overview of the year in Culture, Tourism and External Affairs

18 September 2019

Brexit has made the contrast between the Scottish and UK Governments’ international agendas clearer than ever before

Associate feature: A compassionate Scotland needs everyone

10 September 2019

Katy Hetherington, organisational lead at NHS Health Scotland, on how a ‘whole society’ response is necessary to tackle childhood adversity

The Conservatives' contempt will come back to haunt them

10 September 2019

As the countdown to the threatened Halloween Brexit ticks away, the Tories will be haunted by the events of the last few days, writes Laura Kelly

Associate feature: Primary care services from your local community pharmacy

9 September 2019

Matt Barclay, Director of Operations at Community Pharmacy Scotland, on new services available through the Minor Ailment Service and the Pharmacy First Service

Outsourced IT typically more efficient, finds Institute for Government

18 September 2019

In a review of the government’s outsourcing policy, the think tank called for an enhanced role for permanent secretaries in boosting government skills to agree outsourcing deals

The year in local government: the struggle for power

13 September 2019

Councils have been pushing for powers to see through their own agendas and not simply deliver government policy

John Swinney officially scraps ‘named person’ plan

19 September 2019

"The mandatory named person scheme for every child – underpinned by law – will now not happen," Swinney told Scottish Parliament

Ancient universities better able to cope with financial pressures than newer ones

19 September 2019

Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews more resilient faced with funding cuts and rising costs, says public spending watchdog

Scottish Government announces public inquiry into Queen Elizabeth and Sick Kids hospitals

17 September 2019

The inquiry will look at how defects in ventilation systems occurred and what steps can be taken to prevent these problems in future

Meeting Mr Wright: NHS Scotland’s new boss on a lifetime in the health service

16 September 2019

Scotland’s new Director General for Health and Social Care Malcolm Wright discusses how a lifetime of experience in the health service has made him the right man to tackle its challenges

Scottish Parliament should be given powers to scrutinise future referendum questions, committee says

17 September 2019

The Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee said that there should be legislation for referendum questions on issues of national importance

Claim that Scottish judges are biased against Brexit sparks Tory row

12 September 2019

Downing Street had to confirm its confidence in the judiciary after a source suggested MPs “chose the Scottish courts for a reason”