Scotland's drug deaths figures are expected to be "as bad if not worse" compared to a record high seen last year, chairman of the Scottish Affairs Committee Pete Wishart has warned.
Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to thousands of students across Scotland as her ministers ponder new measures to allow self-isolating youngsters to abandon university accommodation and return home.
Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman has opened up about suffering from depression, urging others to seek help if they are in the same situation.
New restrictions coming in today with a curfew imposed for bars and restaurants, will have many people questioning what it means for them. Here, we round up what you need to know.
Key among the new announcements unveiled by Rishi Sunak in his winter crisis plan is the creation of the new job support scheme as a successor to furlough.
University students living in halls of residence or flats have been banned from visiting family homes and could face Christmas without their loved ones as health officials ponder restrictions over the winter break.
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Rishi Sunak has unveiled his emergency job protection plan amid new Covid-19 restrictions, including the creation of a new job support scheme.
Mr Sunak warned he "cannot save every job" and "cannot save every business", but promised to throw money behind roles that can be kept going "through the difficult winter months".
Keir Starmer's calls for a coronavirus "Plan B" have been overshadowed after the Labour leader reignited a party row over Scottish independence.
Education Secretary John Swinney has accused a North East MSP of “reckless” language for saying Aberdeen pupils and teachers are at risk from the coronavirus.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has admitted a controversial Hate Crime Bill could lead to "self-censorship", as he announced the bill will now only prosecute those who intended to stir up hatred.
Keir Starmer has repeated his belief that the SNP "will have a mandate" for an independence referendum if they win a majority at Holyrood, setting him on a collision course with Scottish Labour colleagues.
Brexit: Michael Gove says Scottish fish exports will be ‘prioritised’ in the event of chaos at ports
Lorries transporting fish and shellfish to the continent will be "prioritised" at UK ports following the end of the Brexit transition, Michael Gove has said.
Coronavirus has left the Highlands and islands with their greatest-ever economic challenge with a doubling of the unemployment rate and a GDP fall forecast of up to £2.6 billion, MSPs have been told.
Keir Starmer will find it "almost impossible to become prime minister" without winning a significant number of seats back from the SNP in Scotland, Ian Murray has admitted.
Education Secretary John Swinney has claimed the Scottish Government is "pulling out all the stops" to reach a final decision on next year's school exams, amid growing uncertainty.
Household visits outlawed as Nicola Sturgeon tightens restrictions in bid to halt coronavirus spread
Household visits are to be banned across Scotland, pubs will close at 10pm and people are being advised against car sharing, as “tough” new anti-Covid restrictions were announced by Nicola Sturgeon.
Further steps to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus have been announced by Nicola Sturgeon.
‘When the bars empty at 10pm they’ll find the nearest house party to go to’: Pub and restaurant owners respond to curfew news
With a 10pm curfew coming into place from Friday, local businesses share what it means for them, and their fears that this will only lead to a rise in the number of illegal house parties.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is risking "mass unemployment" unless there is an urgent rethink of the Covid recovery plan, Gordon Brown has warned.
Keir Starmer has asked voters to "take another look at Labour", as he pledged to make Britain "the best country to grow up in and the best country to grow old in".
A secret Scottish Government document has revealed ministers are considering extensive Covid restrictions including local lockdowns during the October school holidays, travel restrictions and pub closures.
Scots have been warned they face six more months of anti-Covid measures with new restrictions on household gatherings and hospitality to be announced shortly.
North-east entrepreneur hopes to bring home the bacon with new crowdfunder and bacon drive-thru idea
The long term goal is to open their own premises around the Alford area and even potentially offer a bacon roll drive-thru and host farmers' markets.
The Scottish Government should restrict new hate crime laws to behaviour or material that is threatening, rather than abusive, writes Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie from policy analysis collective MurrayBlackburnMackenzie.
With hundreds of new coronavirus cases a day in Scotland and thousands in England, a second national lockdown now looks inevitable.
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for urgent action from the UK Government as businesses face "going to the wall" if support is withdrawn.
With researchers in the US developing antioxidant-enriched milk chocolate, Clare Johnston looks at which types are currently best for us - and if we'll ever be able to tuck into the sweet stuff guilt-free.
‘Get your priorities straight’: Lib Dem leader tells rivals to drop Brexit and independence ‘distractions’ during pandemic
Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson should drop the "distractions" of Scottish independence and Brexit and focus on people’s concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, Sir Ed Davey has said.