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 Police Federation has warned a decision not to exempt emergency services from the so-called car park tax could endanger public safety.
More needs to be done to protect communities from dangerous dog attacks, MSPs have said.
The SNP accused the Chancellor of stumping up a "pre-election bribe" following the launch of the UK government's spending review.
The Scottish Government has been accused of putting its "fingers in its ears" over the country's young persons' mental health provision.
Former first minister Alex Salmond received more than £500,000 from the Scottish Government after a court ruled its handling of sexual harassment allegations against him had been "unlawful".