Scottish business bucks UK trend to boost R&D spend
Businesses in Scotland increased spending on research and development by 2.1%, after taking account of inflation in 2012 when investment fell by 4% across the UK as a whole, official figures show.
Union in calls for action over court move on social workers
UNION leaders are demanding ministerial action amid claims a court ruling has hamstrung social workers' attempts to safeguard children in Scotland.
Opinion Jim Sweeney, chief executive of YouthLink Scotland, the National Agency for Youth Work
The Scottish Government's draft Youth Sport Strategy, which was published this week, is an excellent example of what happens when young people are fully engaged in the policy-making process.
Government claims 30,000 affordable home target is on track
The Scottish government says it is on target to deliver 30,000 new affordable homes by 2016, having seen 16,000 built since 2011.
Halifax branch plan for capital
BAM Properties has lodged a planning application with City of Edinburgh Council on behalf of the bank to develop a flagship branch at 131-133 Princes Street.
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Richard Littlejohn: If the diversity squad don't get you, then elf'n'safety will
A mural painted in 1936 and lovingly restored with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant this week found itself at the centre of a 'hate crime' investigation.