The first wave of Covid-19 vaccinations in Scotland could be completed by the spring, the Health Secretary has said.
Scotland’s first fixed community testing site for people without Covid-19 symptoms has opened in Renfrewshire.
The Scottish Government has been urged to act on NHS staffing levels as new figures show a drop in the number of nurses and midwives.
A decision on the holding of Higher and Advanced Higher exams will be made before the February deadline, the Education Secretary has said.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said a decision on giving children a Christmas holiday extension will be made as soon as possible, after a leaked document revealed the proposal is under consideration.
No decision has yet been reached on extending school holidays at Christmas, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is unable to reveal how many people have been discharged from hospital to care homes without a negative Covid-19 test.
Coronavirus testing will be expanded to all frontline health and social care staff, care home visitors, hospital patients and students returning home over Christmas, Scotland’s Health Secretary has announced.
Vaccinating millions of Scots against coronavirus will be “perhaps the biggest logistical exercise and challenge that has been undertaken”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced plans to set up an inquiry about the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s care homes but warned it will not be done quickly.
Discharging hospital patients who are infected with coronavirus into care homes has always been allowed in “exceptional circumstances”, Nicola Sturgeon has insisted.
A planned easing of coronavirus restrictions over Christmas will be “slight and careful”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The Scottish Government has "no plans" to make the Covid-19 vaccine compulsory but officials will launch an information campaign to encourage public uptake in the new year.
The coronavirus death toll in Scotland has risen by seven in the past 24 hours.
There are “no plans” to make a Covid-19 vaccine compulsory in Scotland, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said.
Nicola Sturgeon has warned a Scotland-wide lockdown could be imposed if people flout Covid travel restrictions to do their Christmas shopping.
Scots can be hopeful about a coronavirus vaccine because plans to administer it to up to a million people by the end of January are “within touching distance”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Ministers were not trying to “cover things up” when they previously resisted calls for an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children in care, former first minister Jack McConnell has said.
Scotland is gearing up for the biggest vaccination programme ever delivered in the country – if the first coronavirus vaccines are approved and available for use next month.
A million Scots will receive the coronavirus vaccine by the end of January in "one of the biggest civilian logistical challenges in our lifetime", the health secretary has confirmed.
The first coronavirus vaccines could be available in Scotland by next month, Jeane Freeman has said.
Scotland’s Finance Secretary has warned there is uncertainty about how the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine will be paid for.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she would not rule out "hyper-localised" lockdowns in future but admitted it would be difficult to maintain.
Plans for vaccinating Scots against coronavirus are already “well advanced”, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Parents of children with complex disabilities should be among the first to receive a Covid-19 vaccine, a charity has said.
More than 3,500 Scots who have tested positive for Covid-19 have not been spoken to by coronavirus contact tracers.
An inquiry into two of Scotland’s newest hospitals has reached a “significant milestone” as it invites applications from people or organisations that want to be core participants in it, its chairman has said.
MSPs have voted to “immediately” introduce weekly coronavirus testing for all health and social care workers.
Nicola Sturgeon has described the prospect of an effective coronavirus vaccine as a "ray of hope in a pretty dark tunnel" but cautioned any treatment may not provide a "way out" of current restrictions until next year.
Stroke patients in Scotland will start to benefit this year from a new service that aims to reduce the risk of long-term disability, the Scottish Government has said.