Scottish health spending per person is currently 3% higher than in England, compared with 22% at the start of devolution, according to a leading think tank.
Scotland’s coronavirus testing capacity will be increased to handle more than 250,000 samples each day, Public Health Minister Mairi Gougeon has said.
Analysis: “Teflon” John Swinney no confidence vote is a reminder that jobs are on the line in Salmond saga
"Teflon" John Swinney may have survived another bid to oust him but the experience should serve as a reminder that in the wake of a noxious Salmond inquiry, jobs and reputations are on the line.
"Serious questions remain" over the conduct of the first minister in the handling of harassment complaints against Alex Salmond, opposition parties claim following an eight-hour evidence session.
Scotland’s most senior law officer has refused to say whether allegations that the Scottish Government failed to hand over evidence as demanded by a search warrant would be a criminal offence.
The under-pressure head of the Crown Office has defended the way it has handled Alex Salmond's inquiry evidence as a "vindication of democracy".
Scotland’s Lord Advocate is due to reappear before a Holyrood inquiry to face questions about the Crown Office’s controversial intervention in redacting Alex Salmond’s evidence and the apparent breach of a court order about releasing evidence.
Alex Salmond has accused Nicola Sturgeon of breaking the ministerial code as he demanded the resignations of a series of top government and SNP officials.
Business leaders have hailed the decision to extend rates relief for the whole of the next financial year and said it could be the lifeline that helps struggling north east firms survive the coronavirus crisis.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ignoring "warning after warning" and showing a lack of leadership that left Scotland unprepared for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Countries in the western world relied too heavily on flu pandemic planning in the early part of the Covid-19 outbreak, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The first minister has come under sustained pressure to say whether she will resign if she is found to have misled parliament over the Alex Salmond affair.
Nicola Sturgeon has refused to say if she will resign if she is found to have broken the ministerial code in relation to the Alex Salmond investigation.
Key evidence to the Alex Salmond inquiry will not be published after MSPs were left divided over the decision.
The Scottish Government is on course to meet its target to vaccinate all care home residents, frontline health workers and over 80s by today, says Jeane Freeman.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon insists the country's vaccine roll-out is "working well" despite Scotland having the lowest proportion of population to have been administered a first dose in the UK.
The First Minister has said Scotland’s vaccine rollout is “working well” despite criticism of the system.
A committee investigating the Scottish Government's handling of allegations against Alex Salmond has taken unprecedented legal action to obtain key evidence.
Nicola Sturgeon has admitted "more should have been done" to tackle "the national disgrace" of Scotland's drug deaths crisis as she announced more than £250 million of new funding to get to grips with the issue.
That Richard Leonard’s ill-starred spell as Scottish Labour leader should come to an end was unsurprising in itself. But what did come as shock to most of his colleagues was the timing of his departure, just four months before the Scottish election.
Alex Salmond has accused Nicola Sturgeon of breaking Scottish Government rules by giving “untrue” accounts of the circumstances surrounding a meeting to discuss harassment allegations against him.
Businesses across Scotland struggling to cope with the coronavirus pandemic will be handed a lifeline in the new year as part of a £185 million package of targeted support announced by the Scottish Government.
Salmond inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon’s government suffers second humiliating defeat as MSPs demand legal advice handover
Alex Salmond has called on the Scottish Government to finance his legal costs after spending “thousands” of pounds on the Holyrood inquiry into the handling of harassment claims against him.
Scotland’s prosecutors have been urged to hand over material obtained in the run-up to Alex Salmond’s criminal trial to MSPs investigating the handling of harassment claims made against the former politician.
Holyrood backs calls to see the Scottish Government legal advice being withheld from the Alex Salmond inquiry
Nicola Sturgeon’s government suffered a humiliating defeat when Holyrood backed calls for it to publish the legal advice it received before the collapse of its civil case against Alex Salmond.
A group of Aberdeen councillors suspended from their party for more than three years will now face a disciplinary hearing.
Leading candidates for two of Labour’s top jobs have called for a group of suspended councillors to be reinstated to the party.