School meals should be improved to cut excess sugar and encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables, leading dentists have said.
The Scottish Government has notified court officials it intends to contest Alex Salmond’s legal action over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against him.
MSPs have narrowly voted in favour of halting national assessments for P1 pupils – with Education Secretary John Swinney now facing calls to respect the will of Parliament and ditch the controversial tests.
An HIV charity has been saved from closure following a Scottish Government funding u-turn.
Standardised tests in Scotland are not being used in a way which causes concern, an educational adviser has said.
The Tay Cities Deal faces a funding threat with the UK Government cutting its contribution to the £1 billion investment package.
Prisoners are at risk of being freed without having finished treatment programmes aimed at cutting reoffending, a report has warned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sir Vince Cable has said a second referendum should be mandatory if Scotland ever voted to leave the UK, so that any terms of Scottish independence agreed could be confirmed by the voting public as acceptable.
The use of mesh implants has been immediately halted in NHS Scotland for certain conditions, the health secretary has announced.
The sales value of oil and gas produced in Scottish waters has risen by almost a fifth in the past year to around £20 billion, despite a dip in output.
The Health Secretary is to update parliament on mesh implants after the death of a woman was linked to the controversial procedure.
Spending on benefits for those with young families is forecast to more than double in the first year of the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant.
Scottish Labour is lodging a parliamentary motion calling for controversial primary school tests to be scrapped.
Health boards are to share an extra £10 million to help them cope with added pressure over the winter months.
The Scottish Government will consider whether a review or inquiry should be held after the death of a woman was linked to a mesh implant, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Economic productivity in Scotland has been “broadly stagnant” for the last 15 years, with the country underperforming against many other European nations, a new report has concluded.