SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford insisted yesterday that there was no “civil war” in the party amid tensions over allegations against former leader Alex Salmond.
Moray MSP Richard Lochhead says he is “raring to go” as the Scottish Government’s new minister for further education after the first choice for the post was axed on the day she was to be appointed.
A Scottish Government body has launched an inquiry in the wake of the “jobs for the boys” fiasco at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
UK ministers will have “difficulty” balancing vital protections for Scotch whisky and Stornoway black pudding with securing new trade deal with the US, it has been claimed.
NHS Grampian has been the worst performing health board in Scotland against a key waiting-time target for 15 consecutive months.
A dispute preventing firefighters from being deployed to resuscitate heart attack patients in rural areas is poised to enter its second year.
Pressure mounted on the Scottish Government yesterday as opposition parties demanded “full transparency” over the probe into the conduct of Alex Salmond.
Alex Salmond insisted yesterday that he had never broken the law or “sexually harassed anyone” as the former first minister came out fighting over misconduct allegations.
In full: Nicola Sturgeon’s statement following allegations from staff about Alex Salmond’s behaviour
The full statement from Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, on the harrassment claims made against Alex Salmond.
SNP ministers have paved the way for a “Caledonian MacTrain” takeover of the nation’s railways by Scotland’s largest ferry operator.
SNP ministers have warned that Scotland is facing the “nightmare” prospect of a no deal Brexit that would damage businesses, the economy and services.
Alex Salmond has revealed he is suing the Scottish Government following complaints about his behaviour made by two staff members during his time as First Minister.
Scotland’s share of North Sea revenues soared by more than £1 billion last year – but the nation’s deficit level was still four times higher than that of the UK.
The Scottish Government has intervened in the row over public toilet closures in the Highlands – and suggested cash could be available to save the facilities.
A north-east charity has urged the Scottish Government to take action to ensure people with a rare skin disease do not face discrimination.
Scotland’s independent schools have blasted plans for them to start paying business rates, saying they “make no sense”.
The Robert Gordon University’s new principal was immediately thrust into the centre of a fresh row last night after a leading trade union branded his appointment an example of “jobs for the boys”.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Whisky producers should face extra taxes in an independent Scotland in order to boost the public purse, a leading economist has said.
Concerns have been raised about a drop in the number of “bobbies on the beat” in the north-east after new figures showed the region lost 27 police officers in a year.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken of the “iconic importance” of Scotch whisky as she vowed to fight to safeguard vital protections for the sector.
A failure to agree on the future of special protections for famous goods such as Scotch whisky and Stornoway black pudding could be holding up the UK’s Brexit deal.
Free bus passes for over-60s have been spared the axe – and the scheme will now be extended to cover family members accompanying a disabled child.
Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
The Scottish Government has again been forced to deny that it is plotting to merge health boards covering Grampian, Tayside and the Highlands and islands.
Crisis-cash applications are still growing in the north-east - but the number of struggling families seeking emergency grants fell in the Highlands and Moray last year.
Shock new figures show that ambulance crews are failing to meet their target response time in almost 40% of “life threatening” call-outs in the north and north-east.
Too many young people in care are “falling through the cracks” when they reach adulthood, research will warn.
MPs have told the UK and Scottish governments to stop bickering over broadband provision and get on with delivering investment.
Major projects worth a combined total of £1.5 billion are currently delayed or running over budget in the north and north-east, it has emerged.