Should young people be able to opt out of religious observance in schools, or is religious literacy vital to avoid radicalisation and intolerance? As the Scottish Government’s position on religious observance is challenged by humanists, MICHAEL ALEXANDER looks at the arguments for and against change.
Scotland has the highest rate of drug related death in Europe, shocking new statistics have shown.
The Scottish Youth Parliament has been rocked by the resignation of at least seven of its members amid calls for structural change and amid claims of bullying, sexism and stifled debate, The Courier can reveal.
Opposition parties and campaign groups have criticised the Scottish Government after key cancer waiting times were missed again.
Campaigners have won a challenge at the Supreme Court against proposals to appoint a named person for every child - but the Scottish Government has vowed to press ahead with the controversial scheme.
In the fourth part of our pre-election mini-series, Michael Alexander meets Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie who is battling to reclaim the former Lib Dem bastion of North East Fife from the SNP.
MPs are being warned against supporting laws that could cripple the regional press and allow politicians to “shackle publications they don’t like”.
The SNP has missed a manifesto target to build more than 6,000 new socially-rented houses a year, official figures show.
Ministers are being asked to draw up plans for banning the sale of energy drinks in publicly-funded buildings.
Patients had to wait more than two months on average for a hospital appointment in Tayside, official figures show.