North and north-east businesses have raised objections with the Scottish Government over its controversial tourist tax plans and claimed they will damage the economy and discourage visitors.
Scottish Labour delegates yesterday formally rejected Scottish Government workplace parking tax plans at their conference in Dundee.
Proposals by the SNP to ditch the pound and establish a new currency in the event of independence have been dismissed as "fantasy" by Theresa May.
Richard Leonard has appeared to suggest a Labour government in Westminster would oppose granting a further referendum on Scottish independence.
Communities across Scotland are to share a £50 million fund to help revitalise their town centres.
The SNP is committed to adopting a new policy that would see an independent Scotland ditch the pound and establish its own currency.
The Scottish Government’s budget was officially passed last night - meaning an increase in income tax paid for Scottish higher earners compared with the rest of the UK.
Every Scottish Conservative council leader in Scotland has signed a pledge opposing Derek Mackay’s proposal for a workplace parking tax.
Derek Mackay last night faced fresh warnings that high earners could quit Scotland to avoid paying increased income tax rates as MSPs voted for his controversial tax plans.
A Ross-shire man who twice evaded police capture by driving at high speed was brought to a halt by a “stinger” operation to deflate his tyres.
The Scottish and Welsh governments have called for more clarity to be issued over funding after Britain leaves the European Union.
Almost £1,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent on giving Derek Mackay public speaking lessons from a firm which promises to turn “nervous wrecks into skilled presenters”.
Almost £1,000 was spent by the Scottish Government to pay for a public speaking course for Derek Mackay, a freedom of information request has uncovered.
SNP ministers have been accused of failing to listen to people’s views on controversial proposals for a workplace parking charge.
Rural commuters in the north and north east will be “penalised” by Derek Mackay’s workplace car-parking charge, it was claimed yesterday.
Derek Mackay yesterday paved the way for council tax rises across Scotland as he brokered a budget deal with the Greens that will also introduce a new levy on tourists.
The Scottish Government and Greens were last night edging closer to striking a deal to get the budget through Holyrood - on the basis that local councils get more support.
Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has warned that Holyrood could lose its pro-independence majority if the Greens fail to support the Scottish Government’s budget.
Glasgow Airport contributes £1.44 billion to the Scottish economy, according to a new study which suggests the figure could rise to £2.57 billion by 2040.
A north-east business body leader has urged the Scottish Government to bring forward the next business rates revaluation- warning that the survival of firms “depends on it”.
Moray Council’s SNP administration is being pressed to write to the Scottish Government to warn of the “unprecedented strain” on services expected to be made by “devastating” cuts.
More than 3,000 new homes are to be built along with state-of-the-art schools in a multimillion-pound development in West Lothian.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has described the suggestion he will be remembered as the man who bankrupted Scotland as “absolute total nonsense”.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has compared Westminster to the dark side in Star Wars.
Pressure is mounting on ministers to stop "shilly-shallying" over a notorious stretch of Highland road and give a start date for work.
Moray Council leaders have warned they have to make £7.3million worth of extra cuts to balance their books following Derek Mackay’s budget.
Aberdeen council leaders have accused Derek Mackay of delivering a “Scrooge”-like budget that has cut almost £60 million to one of the city’s key funds for public services since 2016/17.
The total council tax bill for the north and north east is poised to increase by more than £15million in 2019/20, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay indicated last night.
Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left "high and dry" by the Scottish Government's draft budget.
Derek Mackay said his budget would support City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness as well as growth deals for Moray, Argyll and Bute and the islands.
Brexit cast a long shadow over Derek Mackay’s budget when he stood up at Holyrood to announce his tax and spend plans for 2019/20.
Derek Mackay revealed the business rates cap for north-east offices will be maintained in a budget that also saw the scrapping of the so-called Amazon tax.