Eligible people in Tayside and Fife are being reminded to take up the offer of the winter flu jab, as figures show the winter death rate dropped last year.
The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker has said there will be no "prolongation" to the Brexit deadline.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is travelling to Brussels with an agreed withdrawal arrangement.
A new Bill which would see suspected domestic abusers removed from their homes, rather than victims, is set to be put before the Scottish Parliament.
Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has been named chair of a mental health advisory group for ITV.
Railway lines in Tayside and Fife could be electrified to connect better with the West Coast mainline, rail chiefs have suggested.
Possession and consumption of drugs should be decriminalised in Scotland, the SNP has said.
The SNP moved swiftly on the first day of its annual conference to rule out a so-called “plan B” route to independence.
Women should not have to suffer three miscarriages before being referred for specialist treatment, SNP conference has heard.
Hard pressed councils' budgets could be thrown into disarray after the UK government hiked the rate of borrowing on local authority funding.