Welcome to The Press and Journal’s morning politics briefing — everything you need to know about politics in your region and across the country, before you start your day.
Lack of cruise control — Scotland’s cruise industry has been promised “further clarity” this week on when journeys can resume amid warnings the sector is in a perilous position after 14 months of coronavirus uncertainty.
Tariff-free trade deals with countries like Australia could turn Scotland into an “agricultural wasteland”, the SNP has warned.
Scotland is an increasingly attractive place for inward investment, new figures show.
What’s on today?
Soft play centre owners will stage a protest at Holyrood over a lack of support for the industry during lockdown.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will be giving an update on the coronavirus to the Scottish Parliament.
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