Nicola Sturgeon accused Theresa May of “running scared” on Scottish independence after the Prime Minister made clear she would block another referendum request.
Richard Leonard has sought to distance himself from the Labour chairman’s rallying cry to “kill off the nationalists” in Scotland.
Pubs and shops are among the hundreds of Tayside and Fife businesses being slapped with a £14 million tax surcharge next year.
NHS Tayside has been lifted out of emergency measures despite continuing to overspend by £1.5 million a month.
NHS staff shortages are set to worsen with more than one-fifth of consultants approaching retirement.
The Greens are refusing to enter formal Budget negotiations with the Scottish Government unless ministers consider new tax rises.
A drinks body has called for Labour to abandon its plans for a new alcohol tax.
One of Scotland’s biggest trade unions has pleaded with councils not to introduce a levy they have called a “tax for turning up to work”.
Councils urge UK ministers to continue EU funding that helps Fife shipbuilding and Dundee creativity
Councils and colleges in Tayside and Fife have pleaded with ministers to protect European funding programmes after Brexit.
Nicola Sturgeon has been told by Alex Salmond to focus on winning independence as he warned her government against re-opening the harassment investigation.