Council consultation reveals clear support for tourist tax in Edinburgh

9 January 2019

Figures show 85 per cent of respondents to the council consultation on a transient visitor levy support the scheme

Environment Minister Mairi Gougeon announces plans for new fox hunting bill

9 January 2019

Move follows a review from Lord Bonomy, which suggested that around 800 foxes are killed by hunts every year in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon apologises for procedural flaws in Salmond investigation

9 January 2019

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gives statement to MSPs after her government concedes it acted unlawfully in investigation into complaints against her predecessor Alex Salmond

NHS Highland appoints new chief executive

8 January 2019

Stornoway-born Iain Stewart returns to the Highlands to become beleagured health board's new chief

Alex Salmond calls on Scotland's top civil servant to consider her position after 'procedurally flawed' investigation

8 January 2019

Salmond launched legal action against the Scottish Government to contest the complaints process activated against him in relation to allegations of sexual harassment during his time as FM

UK officials exploring possibility of Article 50 extension

8 January 2019

British officials are reported to be “putting out feelers” in Brussels on an extension to the two-year process

Unite recommends council workers reject COSLA pay deal

8 January 2019

The current offer is a 3.5 per cent pay increase in 2018 and three per cent in the following two years

Boris Johnson: No deal Brexit is the “closest to what people voted for”

7 January 2019

Johnson argued that Brits approached the prospect of crashing out of the bloc without an agreement with “optimism and self-confidence”

Health services learn from both positive and negative feedback

7 January 2019

The Care Opinion team in Scotland defend its ability to drive change in the NHS through both good and bad stories from patients

More than 200 MPs warn Theresa May against no deal Brexit

7 January 2019

In a letter to the Prime Minister, some 209 figures from both the Leave and Remain camps warned that a disorderly departure from the EU could cost jobs

"Not enough evidence" to confirm screen time is harmful to child health

5 January 2019

But the guidance warned that there is a risk to child wellbeing when screen time displaces positive activities.

Scottish Government cash to 'mitigate UK welfare cuts'

4 January 2019

UK Government welfare cuts since 2010 are expected to reduce welfare spending in Scotland by around £3.7 billion in 2020/21