Devolution of powers from Westminster has stopped at Holyrood and not enough have passed down to local authorities, Cosla president Alison Evison will warn today.
EIS calls for two-year qualifications to be introduced for fourth year pupils to ease subject choices concern
Scotland's largest teaching union has called for a major shakeup of classrooms by introducing two-year qualifications for S4 pupils in a bid to increase subject choice in schools.
Licensing chief slams plan to set alcohol renewal fee which could leave taxpayers picking up the tab
A Scottish licensing chief has slammed proposals to freeze fees for people applying for a permit to sell alcohol amid claims renewal charges would fail to meet even basic costs.
Scottish universities chiefs call for funding pledge if UK Government pushes forward with tuition fees cap
University leaders have called for Scottish ministers to guarantee a funding boost for further education if the UK Government pushes forward with a proposed cap on tuition fees.
Scottish Government pumped taxpayers’ cash into Minimum Unit Pricing guidance that ‘put retailers at risk’
The Scottish Government paid thousands of pounds of taxpayers' cash for minimum unit pricing guidance that put retailers "at risk of prosecution", it has been revealed.
New national drug strategy labelled ‘dangerously complacent’ following launch at Dundee support centre
A new Scottish Government strategy to tackle alcohol and drug addiction has been labelled a ‘tragic missed opportunity’ and ‘dangerously complacent’ by opposition politicians.
‘Are you trying to rig the referendum process?’: First minister challenged on scrutiny of indyref2 question
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of denying the opportunity for proper scrutiny over what question should be asked in any second Scottish independence referendum.
Lower earners could see any savings from the Scottish Government's new starter rate wiped out by council tax rises, a local MSP has warned.
Ministers warned of business leader revolt if they push ahead with plans for alcohol licensing register
The Scottish Government has been warned it could face widespread protests from business leaders if it pushes ahead with plans to create an alcohol licensing register.
People committing drug-related offences could be diverted away from justice system under new national strategy
People committing drug-related offences could be directed away from the criminal justice system as part of a new national strategy to prioritise treatment ahead of punishment.