Smacking children could be made illegal in Scotland today if MSPs vote to change the law to ban their physical punishment.
Watch live the debate at Holyrood’s health committee.
Jeane Freeman yesterday said she would apologise to NHS Highland staff who were intimated and bullied as MSPs expressed alarm over the health board’s “toxic” working culture.
The Scottish Government’s energy transition plans cannot “come at the cost” of north-east oil and gas jobs, Aberdeenshire MSPs warned yesterday. North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald said the region’s workforce cannot be “devastated” by the shift to low carbon energy. >> To read more on Energy Voice, click here <<
An Aberdeenshire Conservative has come under fire for calling for new tourist signs on the Aberdeen bypass - including past his family’s ancestral home.
Education chiefs from two north-east councils are to be quizzed by MSPs in Peterhead next week.
Finance secretary Derek Mackay has insisted the Scottish Government treats local government “very fairly” as he was grilled by MSPs in Aberdeen yesterday.
RBS was told by MSPs yesterday that it had a "duty" to continue to serve communities which helped bail out the banks in their hour of need.
A Scottish Parliament building was evacuated earlier today following the discovery of "suspicious packages".
The Scottish Parliament is to hear about issues over confidence in controversial offshore helicopters – branded by one union chief as a “flying coffin” – this afternoon.
A debate on whether to ban fracking in Scotland is to be held at the Scottish Parliament today.
Legislation to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses will be debated by MSPs at Holyrood today.
Two MSPs both formally quit their Holyrood roles to go to Westminster yesterday.
MSPs have been told a national strategy for recruitment is needed to support councils in filling teaching vacancies in the north of Scotland.
Politicians across Scotland are on alert after a suspected anthrax package was sent to council offices in Angus.
A long-awaited review into business rates by the Scottish Government may not make any difference to the bills firms ultimately pay, the man in charge has admitted.
Island patients are having to make too many wasted trips to the mainland, MSPs on Holyrood’s health and sport committee have been told.
Island patients are having to make too many wasted trips to the mainland, MSPs on Holyrood's health and sport committee have been told.
Council tax in the Western Isles is set to increase by 3% in a effort to reduce a £6 million budget shortfall.
We asked the north MSPs why they didn't speak in favour of the government’s position and why they didn't support the Conservative motion. Here is what they said:
The Scottish Government has suffered a bruising defeat in its plans to scrap the Highlands and Islands Enterprise board.
One of the architects of the Curriculum for Excellence has claimed it is being hampered by the "lunacy" of red tape.
Jeremy Corbyn ousted as leader to UKIP getting an MSP… Nine things that may happen after Scottish election
With voting now just hours away and the campaigns beginning to wind-up, heads are turning to what might happen post-election.
The level of expenses claimed by north and north-east MSPs has remained virtually static over the past 12 months.
An academic has predicted that the SNP would win next year’s Holyrood election but insisted Scotland would not become a one-party state.
A trade union has warned that any deregulation of hygiene inspections would result in unsafe meat entering the food chain.
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.