The Scottish Government is set on continuing with a standard deposit return scheme price and the inclusion of glass, despite concerns raised from drinks-industry leaders.
NHS Tayside still faces "significant challenges" according to a fifth emergency audit into its financial and operational management.
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.
The Scottish Greens have announced they will not stand in Angus but still actively campaign against Tory candidate Kirstene Hair.
A majority of Scottish voters do not want to see the UK leave the EU, Lord Ashcroft's most recent poll has shown.
The Scottish Greens will re-write the country's City Deals, introduce a four-day week and campaign for Scotland's place in Europe, according to their manifesto.
Hard pressed councils' budgets could be thrown into disarray after the UK government hiked the rate of borrowing on local authority funding.
Railway lines in Tayside and Fife could be electrified to connect better with the West Coast mainline, rail chiefs have suggested.
EXCLUSIVE: ‘I’m sorry’: SNP member due to probe anti-Semitism resigns after her own anti-Semitic posts exposed
A Dundee SNP conduct committee member has apologised “profusely” for anti-Semitic social media posts and resigned from the party.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joked she would "soldier on" after popular nationalist blogger Wings Over Scotland called for her to stand down.