Shona Robison has delivered a full ministerial statement at the Scottish Parliament following the cash scandal that led to a new management team being brought in.
Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned over allegations about his private life.
An independent Scotland would start life outside of the European Union and Nato, leaders of both institutions warned.
A second Scottish independence referendum will have a “material” impact on business, industry leaders have said.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish independence. This is the full text of what she said:
The SNP looks likely to avoid a budget collapse thanks to a bail-out from its pro-independence partners at Holyrood.
Nicola Sturgeon has ordered ScotRail bosses to publish in full almost 250 steps being taken to improve the network, as the Scottish Government again came under fire for a rail service "shambles".
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted there is no delay in the transfer of welfare powers to Holyrood, despite being accused by the Tories of performing a "massive screeching U-turn" on the timetable for taking responsibility for some benefits.
The Scottish Government could become involved in the legal challenge resulting from the Brexit vote, the First Minister revealed as she described the High Court's verdict that MPs must consent to the triggering of Article 50 as "hugely significant".
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of attempting to "dodge scrutiny" of plans for a "divisive" second referendum on Scottish independence by bringing forward the Bill for such a vote when Holyrood is in recess.