Scottish Government

Children as young as 12 sold for sex in Glasgow prostitution ring: Report

A report reveals that Roma children as young as 12 are being sold for sex in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas.

This is what the Scottish Conservatives want from the Budget and how we'll mend the mistakes made by the SNP

This week’s Budget will be the first since I joined Parliament in June, along with my twelve new Scottish Conservative colleagues, and with it comes …

Scottish Politics

Row over parking officer duties

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Angus Council has been urged to change its parking enforcement policy to support local residents fighting the war on …

UK News

SNP ministers consider Christmas treats crackdown to tackle obesity epidemic

NCSNP ministers are to consider a crackdown on Christmas treats<p>The move would see supermarket price promotions on festive favourites such as mince …

Obesity

BiFab was on brink of administration 'THREE TIMES' in week before agreement was reached

The firm currently employs around 1400 staff who were relieved to hear of a deal on Saturday.<p>Troubled engineering firm BiFab was on the brink of …

Scottish Politics

Minimum pricing can help families whose lives are torn apart by alcohol abuse

This week, the UK Supreme Court found in favour of the Scottish Government and unanimously rejected a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association to …

Scottish National Party

Fish officer claims colleagues taped her to chair saying 'this is what happens if you speak out'

Canadian-born DeeAnn Fitzpatrick claims she was subject to years of bullying by fellow staff who allegedly mocked her miscarriage and repeatedly …

Scottish Politics

Smacking children makes them ‘more aggressive and antisocial’, say scientists

Smacking makes children’s behaviour “worse not better”, according to a new study.<p>US researchers found that the practice makes youngsters "more …

Parenting

Scottish Government ministers must strain every sinew to keep yards open

The workers at the Bifab yards are caught in a complex financial dispute between their employer and a Dutch contractor who are not paying their bills.<p>…

Scottish Politics

Ruth Davidson scoops Scotland's Politician of the Year title for the second time

The Tory leader was awarded the honour by The Herald Newspaper.<p>Ruth Davidson has been crowned as Scotland's Politician of the Year for the second …

Referendums

Mountaineering Scotland

A petition is calling on the Scottish Parliament to take action to protect Countryside Ranger Services.<p>The loss or reduction of grant aid support, …

Wildlife

Council U-turn means Stirling's Hogmanay party returns to castle esplanade

Stirling Castle esplanade will once again be the focus of the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations .<p>The 2017 Hogmanay programme , announced yesterday …

On alcohol pricing, Scotland has again shown the power of devolved government

Not for the first time, a devolved government has decided public health trumps the claims of the market. How long before national politicians follow suit?<p>It is a brave Scottish government that would take on the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), but that is what Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP government did. …

News (Scotland)

SNP suspends shamed minister Mark McDonald over fresh misconduct allegations

Party chiefs said they had made the decision after new information about the Aberdeen Donside MSP was brought to them in the past 24 hours.<p>The SNP …

Referendums

First Minister flying home for crunch BiFab talks

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is flying home from Germany to continue the battle for BiFab.<p>Ms Sturgeon …

UK News

Funding blow threatens future of Newmains Advice Centre

The centre was unsuccessful in obtaining cash from the council.<p>The future of a vital welfare and debt service in Newmains is in doubt after it lost …

Scottish Politics

Watch as almost 1,000 BiFab workers take a stand during "historic" Holyrood rally

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>About 1,000 BiFab workers took part in a “historic” march on the Scottish Parliament on Thursday.<p>Twelve coaches …

UK News

£3.99 wine to be BANNED in Scotland as minimum price for alcohol cleared by high court in Scotland - Mirror Online

The UK's highest court has rejected a challenge against plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.<p>Seven Supreme …

Scottish Politics

The Supreme Court has paved the way for Wales to make cider and beer more expensive

The Supreme Court has paved the way for Wales to make shop-bought cider and beer significantly more expensive after rejecting a legal challenge from …

News (Wales)

Opportunity knocks for Scotland to play decisive and influential role amid Brexit mess

Record View argues that making a straw man out of further devolution may prove to be a lost opportunity.<p>Those in Westminster who see the Tories’ …

Brexit

Half of cars in city will not pass emissions standards

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Almost half of privately-owned cars in Dundee will fail to meet strict emissions standards to be enforced by …

Climate

Moray eye patients waiting longest in Scotland for treatment

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Thousands of eye patients are facing long delays to get cataract operations across Scotland, it emerged yesterday.<p>The …

Medicine

SNP threatens indyref2 if Scotland ignored on Brexit

The SNP ended a brief pause in Scotland’s constitutional debate last night, pledging to hold a second independence referendum if the UK government …

Brexit

It's deeply disturbing children as young as 12 should find it easier to change gender, says Catholic Church

Writing in The Herald today, Mr Horan said: “Perhaps most serious of all is the risk of lifelong infertility as sterility is inevitable when puberty …

"Time is of the essence" - BiFab trade unions call on Scottish Government to save yards

© DC Thomson<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Around 1,400 jobs are dependent on the Scottish Government ending the contractual dispute threatening the …

Brexit

"Battle for BiFab" — Workers will go without guarantee of pay in bid to save ailing firm

© Tina Morris<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Hundreds of BiFab workers will continue to turn up for work this week despite not being guaranteed a wage …

UK News

Scottish Government to launch crackdown on unauthorised use of mobile phones in prisons

Plans include the use of network technology to block active phones within jails and court orders to remove certain phones from the network …

Mobile

Workers at crisis-hit engineering firm BiFab stage work-in not knowing if they'll get paid

Staff at Burntisland Fabrications clocked on as usual with no guarantee of any wages for their efforts.<p>Hundreds of engineers at a crisis-hit firm …

Wind Power

How Scotland's new contract takes the burden of premises off GPs' shoulders

In proposals for a new Scottish GP contract that could take effect from 2018, all GP partners who own their premises will be offered interest-free …

Scotland

The UK budget

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to set out his budget plans on Wednesday 22 November 2017.<p>In the face of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, …

Scottish National Party