Controversial legislation to merge the British Transport Police and Police Scotland might never be enacted, the Justice Secretary has said.
NHS waiting time targets are being missed for more than half the people in Scotland who need services such as physiotherapy or occupational therapy, official figures show.
A planned new law to ensure safe staffing levels in the NHS “can’t magically create nurses” in the face of a recruitment crisis, MSPs have heard.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is facing questions from MSPs after controversial plans to merge transport police with Police Scotland were called to a halt.
Sir Vince Cable will use what is likely to be his final keynote Liberal Democrat conference address as leader to demand a U-turn on Brexit.
The SNP is being challenged to “get off the fence” and back calls for a referendum on the terms of Brexit.
Education Secretary John Swinney has invited opponents of national testing for P1 pupils to see first-hand what the tests involve, before MSPs vote on scrapping then.
Mike Russell has insisted Westminster is “incapable” of working in Scotland’s interests as he warned of the growing risk that the UK will be forced into a “chaotic, blind Brexit”.
Mike Russell has insisted Westminster is “incapable” of working in Scotland’s interests as he warned of the growing risk the UK will be forced into a “chaotic, blind Brexit”.
Things we learned at the Liberal Democrat conference on Monday:
The Government has rejected a watchdog’s call for an urgent inquiry to establish how one of Britain’s largest jails slipped into crisis.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced a cut in production due to “continuing headwinds” affecting the car industry, hours after its chief executive was accused of fabricating warnings about potential hard Brexit job losses.
Half the public believe Brexit will have a negative impact on the country, while an overwhelming majority are critical of the Government’s handling of the exit talks, according to polling.
MSPs want to hear from the public on planned legislation to set a new legal target to reduce fuel poverty.
Controversial campaigner Gina Miller is set to take centre stage at the Liberal Democrat conference as speculation continues to swirl over whether she could be a future leader of the party.
Michael Gove has refused to condemn Viktor Orban, as the Conservatives faced a backlash for opposing European condemnation of the controversial Hungarian prime minister.
Education Secretary John Swinney has come under increased pressure to respect the result of a crunch Holyrood vote on controversial primary one tests.
Sir Vince Cable has rejected claims he is “running out of road” as Liberal Democrat leader, as he again refused to set a firm resignation date.
Lib Dem deputy leader Jo Swinson has said the party needs to change in order to attract new voters.
A Holyrood committee could vote to ban the mechanical harvesting of kelp, after more than 10,000 people backed a petition against the practice