Only one question appeared to catch Alex Salmond slightly off guard when I interviewed him in Aberdeen almost a decade ago.
Nicola Sturgeon’s flagship ambition to deliver 30,000 new apprenticeships in 2020 has been missed, the Scottish Government admits.
Boris Johnson "simply isn't up to the job", Keir Starmer shot as he claimed the prime minister's "serial incompetence" has cost lives and jobs.
The news at the start of the week that mainland Scotland was going into a second lockdown was difficult to hear.
A north-east project on carbon capture and storage has been given a share of £8m from the UK Government.
Changes to Scotland's constituency boundaries should not leave the country with a "democratic deficit", MPs have warned.
A north-east MP has welcomed a trade deal being signed by the UK and EU.
Politicians from across the north-east have shared their bright and colourful Christmas cards.
Tougher Covid restrictions have come into force in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire - as the country's clinical director spoke of his concern at the rise in north-east cases.
Scotland's national clinical director, Jason Leitch, described the rise in coronavirus cases across the north-east as "worrying" - with the rate of positive cases in the city now above the national average.
Nicola Sturgeon has warned that plans to ease Christmas Covid measures may have to be scaled back, as four-nations talks failed to reach a conclusion on how to handle the festivities.
Michael Gove has called on Scottish ministers to produce an itemised list of Brexit preparedness spending after hearing "one or two voices of concern" about how money passed on from Westminster has been used.
A north-east MP has given his support to a national campaign designed to tackle loneliness this winter.
Police have dropped their investigation into a Conservative MP and ex-minister who was arrested after a woman accused him of rape.
Boris Johnson says there is now a "strong possibility" the UK will fail to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU.
The coronavirus vaccine may not be widely rolled out until the end of next year as a result of the Scottish Government’s “woefully inadequate” plans, Gordon Dewar warned MSPs.
Michael Gove says the "exceptional circumstances" of Brexit mean Westminster does not need the consent of the Scottish Parliament to forge ahead with post-EU plans.
NHS Highland bullying victims are having their compensation payments reduced because they are being administered through the health board’s pay-roll, says an MSP.
A watchdog boss has condemned the Scottish Government over its “wholly inappropriate” bid to avoid scrutiny when handing out top public sector jobs.
Nicola Sturgeon accused her political opponents of peddling "wild conspiracy theories" as she faced a grilling over her husband's evidence to the Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair.
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.
Online retailers have been accused of "ripping off" shoppers and businesses in the north of Scotland, after it emerged firms have charged more than £100 million in rural delivery fees over the last three years.
Ministers are "very keen" to extend business rates relief in Scotland but any decision would be subject to an equivalent policy in England freeing up extra cash, the finance secretary has said.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has mocked the testimony of Nicola Sturgeon’s husband to the Salmond inquiry, claiming Peter Murrell's version of events is "improbable".
Disgraced former cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken was among those leaping to the defence of ex-Tory MP Charlie Elphicke after his conviction for sexually assaulting women, court documents show.
Britain has offered to drop tariffs on US goods in a bid to end a transatlantic trade dispute that has left the Scotch whisky industry reeling.
Business leaders in the north-east will pursue a region-specific rates deal amid a warning firms have been hit by a "double whammy" of local lockdowns and a downturn in oil and gas on top of the Covid crisis.
The collapse of Fife manufacturer Bifab should herald a "moratorium" on new offshore wind contracts, Labour and SNP MSPs say.
Scottish fish exports "won't be held up" in Brexit border checks, UK ministers have pledged - despite warnings from industry bosses.
Testimony from Nicola Sturgeon’s husband has fuelled claims that the first minister misled parliament and broke the ministerial code.