The Scottish Government is facing defeat in a vote on the use of national assessments for P1 pupils.
A third of Scots have been left unable to afford food at some point in the last year, a survey has revealed.
Adopting a child in Scotland takes approximately two to three years, despite the Scottish Government having made an “explicit commitment” to making permanent arrangements for such children as early as possible, an academic has said.
Teachers’ organisations have rejected the offer of a 3% pay rise, branding it “derisory”.
Petitioners against wild kelp dredging are “delighted” after a Holyrood committee voted to ban the practice.
Educatin Secretary John Swinney needs to call an “immediate halt” to assessments of P1 pupils if Holyrood votes against the controversial tests, opposition politicians have insisted.
Scotland’s economic situation does not justify having a “very different” migration policy to the rest of the UK, according to a UK-government commissioned report.
The policing response to Brexit should be delivered at UK level while recognising Scotland’s “distinct constitutional arrangements”, police chiefs have agreed.
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.
Concerns about future interest rate rises could be behind the first real terms fall in borrowing by Scottish farms for almost a decade.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf is facing questions from MSPs after controversial plans to merge transport police with Police Scotland were called to a halt.
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”.
The body that represents Scotland’s most senior police officers has hit out at watchdogs over the “lengthy and damaging” investigations into allegations of misconduct.
An advisory group is to examine how to help girls and women stay physically active throughout their lives.
Almost a fifth of prosecutors and four out of ten criminal defence lawyers have been the victim of violence as a result of their job, a new survey has found.