Attacks on NHS workers in Tayside and Fife are reducing but calls have been made to give them even greater protection.
Frank's Law campaigner Amanda Kopel is to lead a new group to offer help to Scotland’s near-800,000 army of unpaid carers.
The Tayside figurehead behind the campaign for free care for under 65s has told of her "disgust" after a council used funding set aside for Frank's Law to cover a deficit.
Amanda Kopel is backing a campaign which has been launched to expand Frank’s Law across the UK.
Frank’s Law kicks in today following a six-year fight by Kirriemuir campaigner Amanda Kopel to end age discrimination in the care system.
Frank’s Law campaigner’s sadness for dementia sufferers who didn’t live to see new legislation implemented
Amanda Kopel has spoken of her sadness that many dementia sufferers were unable to hang on to see Frank’s Law come into force.
Conservative MSP Miles Briggs has been cleared of harassing a woman at the Scottish Parliament.
Cash-strapped NHS Tayside has vowed to curb prescribing costs after new figures revealed the region has the third highest bill for medicines per head in the country.
Ministers have been warned against introducing Frank’s Law “on the cheap” as MSPs backed a new regulation to enact it.
Councils want Frank’s Law to be delayed for another two years to help them cope with an expected surge in demand for personal care.