A so-called "hard Brexit" deal in which the UK opts to forge its own international trade agreements could be "a nightmare of negotiation", according to Scotland's Brexit minister Michael Russell.
Scotland's political leaders had the world in their hands in a bid to highlight climate change.
Labour's shadow foreign secretary has said she would hold talks with the SNP in a bid to keep the UK in the single market - although she ruled out the possibility of Scotland striking a separate Brexit deal from the rest of the country.
MP Natalie McGarry has been charged by police over fraud allegations.
A Labour MSP has cautioned party members against being "seduced" by the SNP and independence, insisting: "You can't pay your bills with a Saltire."
Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned Labour after the shadow defence secretary restated the party's support for Trident renewal, despite Jeremy Corbyn's opposition.
Allies of Jeremy Corbyn will bring about the demise of the Labour party in Scotland if they block plans to give it autonomy, its only MP north of the border has warned.
Scotland's status will be enhanced rather than diminished by the vote to leave the EU, Theresa May has said.
New programmes to help sick and disabled Scots into work will get up and running next year, Holyrood ministers have confirmed.
Nicola Sturgeon will unveil her legislative plans for the coming year with a focus on education amid warnings against further moves towards a second independence referendum.