Scotland will stage its first same-sex weddings this year as Health Secretary Alex Neil announced gay couples can tie the knot in marriage ceremonies from December 31.
A former SNP MSP who left the party over its support of NATO membership has joined the Greens.
The majority of MSPs in the north and north-east managed to reduce their expenses last year.
MSPs’ expenses rose to more than £12.5 million last year, up by around a quarter of a million pounds on 2012-13, according to new figures.
SNP deputy leadership candidate Keith Brown wants to establish a youth academy within the party.
Prime Minister David Cameron became embroiled in a fresh constitutional row within hours of Scots rejecting independence yesterday.
The seeds of the No victory were sown at the very moment that holding a referendum became inevitable.
Donnie Munro, the former lead singer of Runrig, has kept out of the debate over Scotland's future until now.
Backbench Conservatives have broken ranks to demand a "new deal" for England - and expressed concerns about plans to give more powers to Scotland.
The unionist parties are poised to offer Scots new powers within days amid widespread alarm at Westminster over the rise in support for independence.
The Scottish Government has defended the actions of Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill but refused to react to the call for his resignation.
Summer is festival time in Edinburgh, with thousands of visitors descending on the Scottish capital to see some of the best new talents in the arts and entertainment world.
A full formal review of the arming of police officers has been called for by the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has offered to extend plans to give voters the power to kick-out their MP so they include MSPs as well.
The Press and Journal has been praised for its local news coverage at the Scottish Parliament.
Finance Secretary John Swinney has insisted that an independent Scotland could afford to pay into an oil fund without cutting spending or raising taxes.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has said that further devolution to Holyrood in coming years must go hand-in-hand with returning powers to the regions.
UK Government ministers are under growing pressure to publish the findings of a "secret" taxpayer-funded poll on Scottish independence.
Health Secretary Alex Neil has criticised Aberdeen City Council’s approach to delivering social care services.
A Highland clergyman has raised concern that voting for independence would turn Scotland into a secular state.
A senior UK Government minister is under fresh pressure to explain why he is so opposed to average-speed cameras on the A9.