First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has clashed with Labour over claims patient safety was put at risk at two north-east hospitals due to staff shortages.
Nicola Sturgeon MSP
When Alex Salmond steps down as SNP leader today, he will hail the independence referendum as the "most significant breakthrough" in Scottish political history.
First minister-in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon has called on Westminster parties to back proposals to hand powers over the minimum wage to Holyrood.
Nicola Sturgeon has promised to be Scotland's most "open and accessible" first minister ever.
A north-east science education centre has been awarded a share of £3.4million to help deepen people's understanding and knowledge of the field.
Former SNP leader Gordon Wilson has claimed the party must put independence on the "back shelf" to concentrate on winning as many Westminster seats as possible.
Health projects in the north-east are to get nearly £130million, according to deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The provision of a new hospital in Aviemore has taken a step forward with the announcement of Scottish Government funding.
A north-east MSP has demanded that Nicola Sturgeon puts mental health services for young people at the top of her priorities when she becomes first minister next month.
Scotland's first minister in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon last night urged supporters of independence to help elect as many SNP MPs to Westminster as possible.
Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected the possibility of a Scottish veto in a UK-wide referendum on European Union membership.
Scotland's first minister in-waiting Nicola Sturgeon has warned the public will not forgive pro-UK parties if they fail to devolve substantial new powers to Holyrood.
Nicola Sturgeon was under fire last night after it emerged she took a ministerial chauffeur driven car to Glasgow where she attended a pro-independence event.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has claimed the UK Government had "hit the ground running" on the pledge for more powers for Holyrood.
SNP deputy leader contender Keith Brown has won support from two Scottish ministers.
Nicola Sturgeon is about to achieve her long-held ambition of becoming first minister.
Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to halt the roll-out of universal credit after new powers are devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Nicola Sturgeon has promised to be a first minister for the whole of Scotland - not just the central belt.
The MSP who hopes to make history by becoming the first woman to lead the Scottish Parliament has suggested another referendum on independence could be held in the near future.
Nicola Sturgeon is tomorrow morning expected to announce she is seeking the SNP leadership and post of First Minister.
Finance Secretary John Swinney has said many people in the SNP would "rejoice" if Nicola Sturgeon was chosen as the new party leader and next First Minister of Scotland.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the referendum was about people not parties.
Two of Scotland's top female politicians visited Stornoway yesterday and took part in a debate aimed at wooing undecided voters.
Three of Scotland's top politicians have been immortalised in a set of new portrait paintings.
The chairman of NHS Orkney has come out in support of independence, saying it is the next step up from devolution.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is embarking on a tour of the northern and western isles to try and persuade people to back Scottish independence.
Food banks across the north and north-east have been allocated a share of £518,000 to help people struggling to eat and pay their bills.
Food aid projects across Scotland are to benefit from a share of £500,000 in funding.
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tonight try and persuade undecided voters in Aberdeenshire that Scotland has a better future as an independent country.
The Scottish Government has promised to examine ways of tackling problems which it claims are "holding back" remote and rural areas in the event of a Yes vote in the September referendum.
A fresh row has broken out over controversial plans to replace the UK's aging nuclear deterrent.