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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

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

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

Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Q&A with Fiona Hyslop

18 September 2019

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs on the highlights and challenges of the last parliamentary year

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

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

Jeremy Corbyn hints he will stay neutral in second Brexit referendum

18 September 2019

The Labour leader has been urged by senior figures in the party to explicitly back staying in the EU 

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

Drug deaths taskforce meets for first time

17 September 2019

The taskforce set up to tackle Scotland's "drug death crisis" added new members who have experience with drug use and recovery

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

Home Office to text one million passport-holders to warn of travel disruption

17 September 2019

In the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal, “new passport validity rules will apply for travel to most European countries”