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.
Councils forced to go ‘cap in hand’ for Brexit preparations cash amid fears current plans could fall short
Local authorities across Scotland have been forced to go "cap in hand" to ministers to unlock funds set aside to help them prepare for Brexit amid fears existing spending plans may fall short of what is needed.
‘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.
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy PM David Lidington backs Jeremy Hunt for leader and says no-deal Brexit would put pressure on union
David Lidington has backed Jeremy Hunt to be the next prime minister during a visit to Dundee but warned the no-deal Brexit position held by both final candidates could exert “greater pressure” on the union.
The sustainability of Scottish universities funding could "quickly unravel" under rumoured plans to cut tuition fees in the rest of the UK, education chiefs have warned.
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.
One of Scotland's top medical professionals has called for urgent action to tackle the scandal of "widespread" bullying and harassment in the NHS.
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.
A whistleblowing website for teachers has been launched by a Fife educator after a series of anonymous open letters criticised the Scottish Government's record on schools.
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.