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Freeman criticises PS10K reeman self-isolation penalty; ? Health secretary believes imposing such fines would harm poorer people. Sep 21, 2020 823
MSP raising concerns of conspiracy; Politics: WhatsApp messages probe. Sep 19, 2020 400
No one is better suited to lead party -- Leonard; ? However, he says he would quit if better candidates did emerge. Sep 17, 2020 929
Tories preparing to sell out Scottish fishing, says Sturgeon; NEGOTIATIONS. Sep 11, 2020 435
Call to act over 'dirty' campers; CORONAVIRUS ? MSPs debate how best to tackle problem. Sep 10, 2020 321
Party leader Leonard 'has to step aside' for Labour in Scotland; POLITICS ? Ex-chairman says closeness to Corbyn is a 'fatal weakness'. Sep 8, 2020 548
Sturgeon ridicules claim city lockdown 'political' Council co-leader had hit out over 'double standards'. Sep 4, 2020 826
Freeman will not stand at next election; ? Exclusive: Announcement comes amid growing row over transfers to care homes. Aug 25, 2020 786
Gove looks to Galloway for advice to stop independence; ? Tory minister holds discussions with pro-Union politicians to bolster UK case. Aug 22, 2020 466
Swinney defending refusal to hand over documents; ? Inquiry into the handling of Salmond harassment claims. Aug 18, 2020 422
Memories bound to linger on over exams volte-face; ANALYSIS. Aug 12, 2020 313
Swinney's U-turn over exams fiasco; CORONAVIRUS ? Education secretary pledges he will 'fix it' amid d calls for his resignation and vote of no confidence. Aug 10, 2020 1094
Greens deal blow to hope of independence alliance; Holyrood: Harvie believes plan is a 'cynical' attempt to 'game the system'. Aug 7, 2020 553
Cash is promised to meet school deadline; ? August 18 target date for return to full-time education. Jul 31, 2020 843
Union man who failed to halt independence surge; ANALYSIS. Jul 31, 2020 617
Claims poor pay and conditions hindered efforts to halt virus; CARERS. Jul 29, 2020 506
Lockdown gave boost to e drugs through post; ? Illegal substances bought online, says taskforce expert. Jul 25, 2020 1077
More than flying visits needed to convince the public over Union; ANALYSIS. Jul 24, 2020 345
Quarantine checks 'will start from today' ? Airport boss angry over delay as FM says system now in place for travellers. Jul 7, 2020 621
Don't let 100 days of lockdown go to waste - Sturgeon; First minister's warning over 'very real danger' of virus resurgence. Jul 1, 2020 165
FM: Local lockdowns possible in Scotland; Sturgeon 'sure' there will be further Covid-19 outbreaks. Jul 1, 2020 498
Visitors' quarantine not ruled out; ? Sturgeon says no such plans for those crossing Anglo-Scottish border but that options are vital. Jun 30, 2020 739
Hairdressers and pubs to return on July 15; ? Households able to meet indoors from next month. Jun 25, 2020 1539
Ambitious but daunting plan to rescue Scottish economy; ANALYSIS. Jun 23, 2020 303
PS6bn blueprint to avert 'tsunami' of lockdown job cuts; Employment guarantee for young people at heart of recovery plan. Jun 23, 2020 189
Alex Salmond sequel gradually unfolds; ? Inquiries to probe handling of sexual harassment complaints against ex-FM. Jun 22, 2020 1305
Scottish Tories call for 'confusion' over timetable to be fixed; EDUCATION. Jun 22, 2020 338
Government accused of so ernment sowing school confusion; ? First minister told parents put in 'impossible position'. Jun 18, 2020 510
Economy could be helped by 'windfall tax' on giants; CORONAVIRUS ? Scotland's finance secretary declares 'nothing is off the table'. Jun 13, 2020 551
Sturgeon defends health secretary; ? First minister apologises to shielding Scots for date error. Jun 9, 2020 1039
Seafood support fund to be open to wider sector; FOOD&DRINK. Jun 6, 2020 402
Pensioners' eyesight woes raised in Holyrood debate; ? Minister asked to reopen optometrists for 'frustrated' couple. Jun 5, 2020 357
Health chief challenged on care transfers; ? Lib Dems say tests should have been done. Jun 5, 2020 688
Analysis: Johnson is damaging public's trust in government. May 25, 2020 305
People visiting families urged to 'use judgment' CORONAVIRUS ?First minister advises public to be sensible when lockdown rules ease. May 23, 2020 743
Focus on outdoors for first steps out of crisis; CORONAVIRUS ? Some pursuits allowed from next week as restrictions ease. May 22, 2020 1463
No 'cover-up' over outbreak at conference; Sturgeon defends confidentiality after 25 people at Nike event caught Covid-19. Conference news May 20, 2020 656
Scottish papers in line for PS3m boost; MEDIA. May 16, 2020 200
Concerns whitefish fleet is missing out on crisis cash; Covid-19: Fisheries secretary claimed many vessels not 'in immediate need'. May 9, 2020 534
Sports could be postponed until vaccine is found, Sturgeon warns; SCOTLAND. Apr 21, 2020 458
FM slammed over testing of care workers; ? Sturgeon under fire as figures suggest fewer than 2% of staff have been checked. Apr 17, 2020 776
PPE distributor defends pPE distributor defends prioritising England; ? Cross-border storm blows up over anti-coronavirus kit. Apr 15, 2020 805
Sturgeon vows s to ensure frontline staff safety; CORONAVIRUS ? First minister is warned by doctors and unions of protection equipment shortages. Apr 9, 2020 664
Welcome for ditching of plans for jury-less trials; HOLYROOD. Apr 2, 2020 263
Sturgeon pledges to help islands airline through virus struggles; LOGANAIR. Apr 1, 2020 381
Scotland aims for 3,000 daily Covid-19 tests; ? Cancer screening stops to free resources. Mar 31, 2020 750
'NHS has lack of skilled staff for extra ICUs' Staffing: Extra health workers are drafted in; CORONAVIRUS ? Medic highlights shortage of specialists after plan revealed to quadruple capacity. Mar 27, 2020 808
NHS intensive care beds set to be quadrupled; ? Health secretary reveals rise to 700 in bid to help tackle rising tide of infected patients. Mar 25, 2020 932
Analysis: First minister's questions a distinctly sombre affair. Mar 20, 2020 335
Plans to push ahead with vote for independence put on hold; REFERENDUM. Mar 19, 2020 316
Health secretary reassures islanders on evacuation; TRANSFERS. Mar 18, 2020 369
Over to the public as alarming action call gives show of unity; ANALYSIS. Mar 17, 2020 454
HIE put in 'dire' spot as budget cuts set in; Government: MSP expresses his worry over agency's future. Mar 16, 2020 522
Scots' PS640m boost 'proves union's worth' ? Chancellor claims bumper windfall is proof of importance of United Kingdom. Mar 12, 2020 526
Under-18s to get free bus travel in SNP-Greens deal; 'Agreement in principle' ensures parliamentary support for bill. Feb 27, 2020 471
FM hopes to stay leader; Speculation mounts over her position. Feb 24, 2020 659
Robertson's move fuels intrigue; ANALYSIS. Feb 19, 2020 497
A refreshing appointment - but Forbes' elevation will not be without challenges; ANALYSIS. Feb 18, 2020 475
A96 Inverurie bypass plan 'must be ditched' Plea: Transport secretary urged to heed his own advisers. Feb 11, 2020 406
Lib Dems demand voters are given power to kick out MSPs; HOLYROOD. Feb 11, 2020 347
Most Scots now back separation; ? New poll has Yes in lead at 51%. Jan 31, 2020 447
Analysis: Debate keeps indyref at forefront of political agenda. Jan 30, 2020 256
Impact of increased workload on teachers to be tested in survey; Union: Last poll carried out in 2018 delivered 'shocking' results. Jan 25, 2020 398
Plans 'fly in face of Islands Act' Transport: Hial's proposals to centralise air traffic control condemned at Holyrood. Jan 24, 2020 379
Scots police stations in 'poor state' ? Sturgeon attacked over leaky, mouldy, rat-infested buildings. Jan 24, 2020 424
mental health worries as orries debts rise; ? Financial strain impacting on wellbeing of students. Jan 22, 2020 755
Call to halt centralisation; Air traffic: MSP warns transport secretary. Jan 22, 2020 400
Increase in sepsis cases recorded by NHS; HEALTH. Jan 20, 2020 247
Sturgeon bows to demands for full review of education system; HOLYROOD. Jan 17, 2020 376
Gaelic quango condemned as a 'total disaster' Holyrood: Body under fire over damning report. Jan 17, 2020 323
Green light for new MS drug is 'excellent news' Health: Latest treatment welcomed by sufferers. Jan 15, 2020 416
MSP claims the Tories will sell out fishing industry in EU talks; TRADE. Jan 15, 2020 246
Chief executive admits orthopaedic target will not be met this year; WAITING LISTS. Jan 14, 2020 333
Cuts leading to 'cracks' in communities, Cosla says; Budgets: Finance secretary being urged to invest more in local government. Jan 13, 2020 492
MSP calls for action to resolve prison staffing issues; POLITICS. Jan 11, 2020 222
Climate campaigners make voices heard in chamber; ENVIRONMENT. Jan 10, 2020 310
Probe to look at impact of ferries delay; Transport: Focus on communities. Jan 8, 2020 384
Smoker numbers up for first time in seven years; HEALTH. Jan 7, 2020 234
Scottish Tories' interim boss will run to take over role permanently; CONSERVATIVES. Jan 7, 2020 381
Vision for a medical school in Highlands; Healthcare: Inverness plan in bid to ease recruitment issues. Jan 6, 2020 527
Tourism chiefs' plea over glass recycling plans; Environment: Politicians urged to include bottles. Dec 31, 2019 494
Times for ambulance turnaround: concern; Healthcare: Return to road after patient drop-off takes longer. Dec 31, 2019 415
Cancelled reservations 'not satisfactory' - Matheson; TRANSPORT. Dec 23, 2019 300
Grieving mother starts campaign on treatment; HEALTH ? Angela Bain wants 'Amy's Rule' to help families raise concerns. Dec 20, 2019 508
FM seeks indyref powers for Holyrood; ? Sturgeon makes formal request despite expecting refusal from UK Government. Dec 20, 2019 596
Abellio to be stripped of ScotRail contract early; ? Decision follows outrage over delays, overcrowding and prices. Dec 19, 2019 347
Abellio to be stripped of ScotRail contract early; Decision follows outrage over delays, overcrowding and prices. Dec 19, 2019 347
Vow as fifth of cancer patients are let down by treatment target; Health: Staffing issues and patient backlog among root causes. Dec 18, 2019 454
Cancer treatment delays worsened, figures show; ? 'We must do better' health board admits NHS GRAMPIAN. Dec 18, 2019 550
Claim children losing out as areas' teacher numbers have fallen; Education: Highland and Western Isles buck national trend. Dec 17, 2019 370
'It's time Boris Johnson ohnson started listening' ? Nicola Sturgeon says referendum document will be published next week. Dec 14, 2019 579
Call for NHS Grampian funding rise; HEALTH. Dec 11, 2019 287
Avoiding banana skins takes priority over winning votes Tories: Film star mocks video; ANALYSIS. Dec 11, 2019 438
Deposit plan 'must be fair across areas' Recycling: Return scheme supported. Dec 10, 2019 394
Claim of police 'crisis' as watchdog's chief resigns; ? Professor insists accountability arrangements are flawed. Dec 6, 2019 448
Firm taking legal action over ferry contract process; Transport: CalMac is suing Scottish Government. Dec 5, 2019 354
Sturgeon gets grilled on health policies geon; ?GENERAL ELECTION 2019 ? First minister responds with fighting talk on Johnson and Tories in TV debate. Dec 4, 2019 564
Maths and science results slip; Education: Scottish teenagers record subjects' lowest ever scores in international test. Dec 4, 2019 373
No trade-off on fisheries, -assures Gove; ? Minister insists access to UK waters not part of Brexit deal. Dec 3, 2019 764
Fears of hit for businesses if councils take over rates; Finance: Warning Holyrood ruling may see multi-million-pound hike in levy. Dec 2, 2019 485

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