Adopting a child in Scotland takes approximately two to three years, despite the Scottish Government having made an “explicit commitment” to making permanent arrangements for such children as early as possible, an academic has said.
Educatin Secretary John Swinney needs to call an “immediate halt” to assessments of P1 pupils if Holyrood votes against the controversial tests, opposition politicians have insisted.
A Moray campaign group has demanded the Scottish Government assign the community a key role in the redesign of the A96.
Education Secretary John Swinney has invited opponents of national testing for P1 pupils to see first-hand what the tests involve, before MSPs vote on scrapping then.
The body that represents Scotland’s most senior police officers has hit out at watchdogs over the “lengthy and damaging” investigations into allegations of misconduct.
An SNP MSP has called on the Scottish Government to hold a consultation on the proposed introduction of a “tourist tax” in the Highlands.
A north-east dental practice will be allowed to undergo a major expansion after the intervention of the Scottish Government.
Sir Vince Cable has said a second referendum should be mandatory if Scotland ever voted to leave the UK, so that any terms of Scottish independence agreed could be confirmed by the voting public as acceptable.
The use of mesh implants has been immediately halted in NHS Scotland for certain conditions, the health secretary has announced.
The sales value of oil and gas produced in Scottish waters has risen by almost a fifth in the past year to around £20 billion, despite a dip in output.
Inverness Airport generates £33.3 million-a-year for the Highland and Moray economies and supports the equivalent of 748 full time jobs (FTEs), according to a new study.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) chairman, Lorne Crerar, has hailed “good progress” by the development agency in the 12 months following a Scottish Government climb down on plans to axe its board.
The Health Secretary is to update parliament on mesh implants after the death of a woman was linked to the controversial procedure.
Spending on benefits for those with young families is forecast to more than double in the first year of the Scottish Government’s new Best Start Grant.
Labour’s David Stewart and Rhoda Grant are supporting constituents who want to see Wick air routes ring-fenced and protected for the future.
Scottish Labour is lodging a parliamentary motion calling for controversial primary school tests to be scrapped.
NHS Grampian has welcomed almost £1million in additional funding to cover health services this winter.
Health boards are to share an extra £10 million to help them cope with added pressure over the winter months.
The Scottish Government will consider whether a review or inquiry should be held after the death of a woman was linked to a mesh implant, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The Scottish Government is “reviewing” whether it will back calls for a full public inquiry into helicopter safety offshore.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has awarded a contract that will see the design and construction of a new public transport bridge linking the Inverness Campus with the city’s retail and business Park.
Fishermen have reacted angrily to proposals which would see trawling and dredging banned from a number of inshore lochs on the west coast and the islands in order to protect seabed vegetation.
A 71-year-old Elgin woman who paid a £2,000 deposit for a renewable heating system which was never installed told a jury she had not misunderstood the salesman’s promise of Government funding.
Economic productivity in Scotland has been “broadly stagnant” for the last 15 years, with the country underperforming against many other European nations, a new report has concluded.
Education Secretary John Swinney has apologised to parliament for a “misleading” letter on controversial primary school tests sent by a senior civil servant.
Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted he will retain the option of bringing forward legislation to reform Scotland’s schools – despite a warning from international experts that better results could be achieved without changing the law.
Scottish ministers have been urged to put “pedal to the metal” to deliver on economic plans for the coming year.
A charity has urged the Scottish Government to introduce legislation to allow tougher sentences for crimes against older people.
The Scottish Government is being urged to give police dogs the “protection they deserve” by including plans to make attacking such animals a specific offence.
Nicola Sturgeon is being urged to “wipe the state clean and start again” – by using a major Holyrood setpiece statement to rule out holding a second independence referendum.
Since its poignant inception in 2015, Mikeysline has been helping people with thoughts of suicide.
Nicola Sturgeon has told SNP colleagues that how they deal with sexual misconduct allegations against Alex Salmond “will say a lot about who we are as a party and also about the country we are today”.