NHS Fife has seen the biggest increase in stress-related staff absence in Scotland, new figures show.
Primary schoolchildren are consuming up to eight energy drinks a day, teachers have warned.
Farmers in Tayside and Fife have led the backlash against a “ridiculous” plan to issue only 2,500 visas a year to overseas pickers.
Patients had to wait more than two months on average for a hospital appointment in Tayside, official figures show.
Senior figures in education, tourism and government vowed to increase the spread of Gaelic during a summit in Perth.
More lives will be lost because of “ridiculous” delays to a new training programme in the Scottish Government’s suicide prevention strategy, says a Dundee campaigner.
An MSP has called for a review into how public money is spent on chief executive pay-offs following confusion over Lesley McLay’s exit package.