Welcome to The Courier’s morning politics briefing — everything you need to know about politics in your region and across the country, before you start your day.
A lack of long-term planning to tackle ice falling from cables on the Queensferry Crossing has been described as “woeful” after transport minister, Graeme Dey, refused to rule out years of further disruption.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf says at-home coronavirus tests have a “vital role to play”, as he launches a scheme to provide test kits in community pharmacies.
The High Court in London has ruled that a decision to award a lucrative government contract to a company whose bosses were friends of Dominic Cummings “gave rise to apparent bias and was unlawful.”
What’s on today
First Minister’s Questions, portfolio questions and a debate on justice all to take place this afternoon.
Boris Johnson will host leaders from the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy – along with the European Union – at the G7 summit which starts today at Carbis Bay, Cornwall.
In case you missed it
Scottish Labour has asked for urgent clarification on whether the First Minister misled parliament over the exam results “disaster”.
Scotland’s rural affairs secretary refused to confirm what Green party policies could feature in a potential “coalition” government.
Travel firms say they are “utterly devastated” after being told hundreds of British cruise ship passengers, including Scots, will not be allowed to step foot on Scottish soil – despite being able to travel to the same location by road.