A plan to close the productivity gap in Scotland has been set out, including support to help Scottish firms go global.
Retail sales in Scotland have fallen, with inflation and wider economic pressures cited as reasons for consumer caution.
A scheme to prevent young people from becoming repeat offenders has been given lottery funding.
David Mundell has refuted allegations he told the Prime Minister he would quit the cabinet if a Brexit deal saw Northern Ireland split from the UK.
Concerns have been raised over three teenage girls who have been reported missing for almost 24 hours.
Specialist resources are being deployed overnight to avoid motorists facing a 60-mile reroute on the landslip-hit A83.
The number of birds of prey being poisoned has dropped to a record low, according to official figures.
A charity has described the number of winter deaths in Scotland as “staggering”, with statistics showing an increase to the highest level in 18 years.
A mother and her two-week-old son who went missing from Aberdeenshire at the weekend have been found. Olivia Nalwanga, 29, and Zeus had last been seen on Saturday in Banchory-Devenick. Police Scotland has now said the pair have been traced “safe and well” in London.
A union has told its members to reject a £350 million local government pay deal in a consultative ballot.
The former lover of a woman left paralysed after she was “catapulted” from her bed during sex has told the High Court he laughed at her fall – before realising she was seriously hurt.
Dozens of firefighters were called to a blaze at a historic Highland castle.
An appeal for information has been launched after the attempted murder of a man in Livingston.
A smiling Prince of Wales revealed on a tour of a whisky distillery he had toasted news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby “several times”.
A murder inquiry has been launched after the fatal stabbing of a man outside a house in North Lanarkshire.
Bosses at a historic Highland castle have thanked emergency services for their quick actions to contain a fire that broke out in the roof.
The number of winter deaths is at its highest level in almost 20 years.
The Church of Scotland will close two-thirds of its churches on Shetland under plans to meet the “challenges” of ministry in the 21st century.
The unemployment rate in Scotland has fallen to 3.9%, slightly below the UK as a whole.
The Prince of Wales is to visit a whisky distillery with a historic royal connection.