Deputy First Minister John Swinney says hike proposed by Labour and Lib Dems would 'hit taxpayers least able to pay'
President says the Bill has been 'ramshackle and embarrassing and, ultimately, threatens to undermine democracy in Scotland’s universities'
Chair of Royal College of GPs says Holyrood is pushing through reforms without proper regard for patient safety
Disparity of just 0.6% in senior public sector roles is in stark contrast to UK central government departments
A petition calling for Sandra White to 'resign for her racist tweet' has received almost 600 signatures
The figures have led to calls for ministers to take action against the 'scourge' of homes which are cold or difficult to heat
Scottish parliamentarians warn that devolving decision-making over abortion could reopen debate and could 'undermine women's rights to safe, legal abortion'
The levy has prompted an 80 per cent reduction in plastic bag use since it was introduced last year
Bass Island enjoys special EU protections which have helped the gannet population to thrive, but the water around it does not - that may be about to change
The number of murder and manslaughter cases in Scotland now stands at a record low
The Scottish government has rejected the new contract proposals by Westminster, meaning doctors in Scotland will not be affected by any reforms to pay and conditions
Scotland's First Minister will have face-to-face talks with the latest Bank of England governor for the first time
22 universities have now banned 'The Sun' on their campuses
Scotland boasts around 100 games development studios with the sector seen as important to the country's economy
Commons defence select committee unconvinced that proposed £2.5bn budget is enough for new Scottish defence force
Almost 80% voted in favour of four hour strike in a ballot that ended this month