Nearly half of motorists swabbed for drugs were arrested for driving under their influence, analysis revealed as police launched a crackdown ahead of the festive season.
Deputy First Minister Shona Robison was put on the spot over delays to the A96 Corridor Review at Holyrood.
The former Chancellor and Aberdeen University graduate who led the Better Together campaign in the Scottish independence referendum had been in hospital after a cancer diagnosis.
The ex-SNP leader previously represented constituencies in the north-east as an MP and MSP, including as first minister.
We discuss the P&J's new true crime podcast about the murder of Arlene Fraser, discuss Humza Yousaf's climate change trip to Dubai, and consider Scotland's pavement parking ban.
Health chief Caroline Hiscox said financial constraints make the move to move an electronic system impossible.