Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will reveal his tax and spending plans for next year from “under the shadow of the UK Government’s chaotic approach to Brexit”.
Fishermen will “never forgive” the SNP if they are forced to remain in the Commons Fisheries Policy (CFP), according to a Tory MSP.
P1 children from the poorest areas are almost twice as likely to be at risk of obesity as those from the least deprived areas, new figures show.
Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to record low, with new figures showing 3.7% of the population do not have a job.
A conservation charity is calling on the Scottish Government to change how “culture” is defined after research suggested public attitudes are not reflected in current policy.
Seven out of 10 teachers feel they lack the training to help pupils with mental health problems – while just over half say the pressures of the job have contributed to them suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety.
Animal lovers looking to buy a puppy in the run-up to Christmas are being urged to “walk away” if they suspect it has been bred in an illegal puppy farm.
Formal budget talks between Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and the Scottish Greens have not yet taken place – with the smaller party insisting its preconditions for supporting the SNP have not been met.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has vowed to protect “vital public services” and prioritise spending on health and education in his forthcoming Scottish Budget – despite not yet appearing to have the support to get his plans through Holyrood.
Local authorities in the north-east have paid out £3.4 million to curb the impact of social security reform – new figures reveal.
More than 100,000 grants have been paid out by the scheme used to mitigate Westminster’s so-called bedroom tax in Scotland, new figures show.
Vegans have warned public-sector organisations could be taken to court unless more is done to provide plant-based options.
Domestic abuse in the north-east has risen by 40% in the past 10 years, with more than 12 incidents reported per day across the region.
Scottish income tax rates must remain competitive with the rest of the UK or risk “long-term damage” to the economy, CBI Scotland has warned ahead of the Budget.
More than two fifths of Scots living in rural areas are estimated to be suffering from fuel poverty, compared to just one in five of those living in towns and cities.
One in five of the 1,540 people who attended A&E in the three months prior to taking their own lives died within two days of leaving hospital, new figures show.
Children across Scotland consume almost 4.4 million soft drinks a week – the equivalent of more than 600,000 a day – new research has estimated.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have launched a bid to change the law to increase the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to 16.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown has called for an independent review into the long-term future of the NHS in Scotland as he accused the Scottish Government of having “shortchanged” the service over the past decade.
A council is expected to call for more cash from the Government if new measures to crackdown on junk food are introduced.
With house prices continuing to rise across Scotland, many first-time buyers are unable to save up sufficient deposits and obtain mortgages to take their first step onto the housing ladder.
The Scottish Government has announced £50,000 of cash to provide more emergency beds for rough sleepers in Edinburgh this winter.
Ministers are pledging to take an “innovative” approach to tackling drug and alcohol addiction in Scotland, even if it makes some people “uncomfortable”.
The chief executive of NHS Scotland will step down early next year after more than five years in the role.
Some of the most marginalised people in society are being worst hit by a combination of tax, spending and local services cuts, a study has suggested.
Almost half of pregnant women in Scotland are either overweight or obese, new figures show.
The number of patients waiting longer than the Scottish Government’s legally binding 12-week target time for treatment has increased by more than 120% in two years, according to new figures.
Cash transfers should be given to Scotland’s poorest families to help them cope during the school holidays, it has been recommended.
The cost of sending parcels is set to become more transparent with measures to track delivery prices across Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon has hit out at Theresa May’s public plea for Brexit support, saying “almost nothing in this desperate letter is true”.