Young Gaelic speakers have a duty to pass on the language to the next generation, according to SNP MSP Kate Forbes.
The use of pre-recorded evidence in criminal trials in Scotland could be increased after MSPs on Holyrood’s Justice Committee approved initial proposals.
Proposals to introduce a “winter break” on forced evictions have been supported by Scotland’s largest student organisation.
MSPs have voted by 76 to 27 in favour, with six abstentions, of a Scottish Government motion, as amended by Labour, recognising the success of Scotland’s entrepreneurial businesses, welcoming the collaborative approach to increasing and supporting entrepreneurship between the private sector and the Scottish Government, and noting the role of the public sector in supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.
The Scottish Government was made aware of concerns about a clinical waste disposal firm several months before it ceased trading and made hundreds of staff redundant.
Schools will be given updated guidance on teaching pupils about relationships and consent in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
The Scottish Government has been urged to publish what legal advice it has been given over the holding of a second independence referendum.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has faced calls to permanently rule out plans to merge Police Scotland and the British Transport Police north of the border.
The Scottish Government will double the cash it gives to a charity that helps those struggling to pay for food in the run-up to Brexit.
Nationalised data from controversial tests for primary one pupils could be “invalidated” by the way they are carried out, an academic has warned.