Brexit will have a “catastrophic” impact on the fishing industry with processors facing a yearly bill of £34 million to export to Europe, sector leaders warned yesterday.
Joanna Cherry has declined to rule out leading the SNP in the future, saying no woman should ever write herself off for the top job.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday claimed it was her “duty” to hold a legal independence referendum to protect Scotland against Westminster and declared it must be held next year.
Legal action could be taken against the UK Government if it insists on rejecting Nicola Sturgeon’s second independence referendum bid, according to a Scottish Cabinet minister.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has suggested Police Scotland’s overdraft might have to be extended to ensure officers continue to be paid next year.
Teacher shortages have been blamed for some north-east pupils having to make taxi trips of up to 40 miles to receive lessons in core subjects.
Nicola Sturgeon will today pledge to scrap social care charges for services like meals on wheels, lunch clubs and sheltered housing wardens.
ScotRail boss Alex Hynes yesterday insisted his firm should not be stripped of the contract to run the country's railways when he faced more complaints about the service north of the central belt.
Nicola Sturgeon has refused to rule out an independent Scotland having a hard border with England.
A grassroots attempt to persuade the SNP to consider an independence “Plan B” failed yesterday when the party leadership insisted a legal referendum must be the only means of breaking up the UK.
A radical proposal to replace grouse moors with woodlands was launched yesterday by Green politicians, who claim reforesting Scotland would create thousands of jobs.
The Scottish Government has been urged to convince ScotRail to create alternative left luggage arrangements at Aberdeen Railway Station.
The SNP will claim momentum is building for independence when the party arrives in Aberdeen for its autumn conference tomorrow.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday urged the UK Government to rule out a no-deal Brexit after one of the UK's top doctors warned it would cost lives.
Michael Gove last night claimed Scottish ministers had only just “woken up” to the need to make sure north-east fishing ports are ready for Brexit.
Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday urged to make safety of Inverness jail staff a “top priority” when she was challenged over the prison’s “insufficient” CCTV coverage.
More than 300,000 people across the north and north-east are among the most vulnerable to Brexit, Scottish Government analysis suggests.
Fishing businesses will “go to the wall” as a result of Brexit red-tape and disruption at the English Channel, industry leaders have warned MSPs.
Politicians last night voted in favour of giving councils the power to introduce workplace parking taxes, despite opposition attempts to overturn the Scottish Government proposal.
Tony Blair has warned fishing communities they are unlikely to benefit from Brexit, as industry representatives predicted that the UK’s fleet could face a blockade within 48 hours of coming out of the EU without a deal.
At least 12 new vessels are needed for Scotland’s ferry network and more inter-island tunnels and bridges should be built, Islands Minister Paul Wheelhouse was told yesterday.
Michael Gove has said he is "deeply worried" about the Scottish Government's Brexit preparations, claiming cash was not being passed on to support the fishing industry.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson yesterday urged the Scottish Government to deliver rail improvements for Cove and Altens, warning the city cannot afford another “decade of dither”.
Lairds and gamekeepers yesterday clashed with animal rights activists over the findings of a 10-year study into a driven grouse moor and birds of prey.
A charity whose sniffer dogs foiled attempts to smuggle £70,000 of drugs into Shetland are appealing to the justice secretary for cash to keep their operation going.
The Scottish Government was last night urged to pass on Brexit preparation cash to the north-east to ensure fish and shellfish can be exported after EU withdrawal.
Depopulation is a ‘real threat’ to some island communities, says Scottish Government strategy document
Falling population is a “real threat” to the future of many Scottish island communities, a Scottish Government report has warned.
Scotland last night became the first part of the UK to ban smacking when MSPs voted to make it a criminal offence to physically punish a child.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday branded a 25% hike in duty on whisky heading for America "profoundly worrying" amid job fears in the north of Scotland.
Transport Scotland has insisted the government is committed to dualling the A9 and A96, despite its roads’ director suggesting the projects were “up for debate”.
Only seven island homes have been completed under a Scottish Government scheme to boost house building in Scotland’s most remote communities.
Police and councils must do more to prevent dangerous dog attacks, Public Safety Minister Ash Denham has said.