Kezia Dugdale and Alex Rowley

Scottish Labour candidates for the regional list

8 February 2016

After a fiercely-fought contest, Labour's regional list selection sees ousted MPs heading to Holyrood

Richard Lochhead at Fochabers Mountain Bike Trail

Interview with Richard Lochhead

5 February 2016

Holyrood talks to one of the SNP’s longest-serving politicians, Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment

Patrick Harvie

Sketch: The Scottish Green Party campaign launch

8 February 2016

Sketch: The Scottish Green Party is targeting a record number of seats, but can they do it?

Craigmillar child poverty

Soapbox: Poverty - prevention is better than cure

5 February 2016

The Child Poverty Action Group's John Dickie responds to the recommendations of Scotland's poverty adviser Naomi Eisenstadt

Graphic of people butting heads

The council tax freeze damages more than just council budgets

2 February 2016

Raising not just the funding for, but also the status of, local authorities needs to be a priority

School children

Two thirds of councils delivering second language lessons in primary one

12 February 2016

Primary one pupils in 21 Scottish local authority areas will be getting lessons in a second language by the end of this school year

Cyber attack

Scottish councils 'targets for foreign national intelligence services'

10 February 2016

Report to Perth and Kinross Council committee confirms four local authorities north of the border were subject to ransomware attacks last year

Edinburgh College

College lecturers consider strike action over pay

12 February 2016

EIS members balloted on pay claim as college lecturers are not paid equally from one institution to another

School children

Two thirds of councils delivering second language lessons in primary one

12 February 2016

Primary one pupils in 21 Scottish local authority areas will be getting lessons in a second language by the end of this school year

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NHS Scotland inspections at risk of ‘conflict of interest’ at Healthcare Improvement Scotland, warns OECD

12 February 2016

New OECD report into the UK-wide NHS recommends Scotland splits Healthcare Improvement Scotland and introduce a national reporting system