Scotland's Brexit minister has said the path to an independent Scotland joining the EU is more open than it has ever been before, sentiments shared by former council president Herman Van Rompuy.
Fife and Tayside mental health units recorded the highest number of inpatient stays last year, latest figures have shown.
Police Scotland has denied any wrongdoing after links between a tweet it sent out and a private company selling ready-made "grab and go" emergency bags were uncovered.
The SNP accused the Chancellor of stumping up a "pre-election bribe" following the launch of the UK government's spending review.
A second independence referendum, action on climate change, driver-less buses in Fife and electric planes were all included in the SNP’s programme for government.
The Scottish Government has been accused of putting its "fingers in its ears" over the country's young persons' mental health provision.
Former first minister Alex Salmond received more than £500,000 from the Scottish Government after a court ruled its handling of sexual harassment allegations against him had been "unlawful".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make his first official visit to Scotland on Monday.
Calls for a review into the fatal accident inquiry process have been made, four years on from the tragic M9 deaths of Lamara Bell and John Yuill.
The Home Secretary has reiterated his outright refusal to change legislation which would allow for safe drug consumption rooms in Scotland.