MSPs will next week publish a report on the Bannockburn 2014 festival, which US clan associations last year threatened to boycott.
ALEX Salmond is to face questions from a Holyrood super-committee on the Government's programme later this year.
DEFEATED Scottish Conservative leadership contender Murdo Fraser has claimed the party is failing to make sufficient headway under Ruth Davidson.
CALLS have been made for the Coalition Government to examine new data that reveals the extent of CIA rendition flights through UK airports, including Glasgow and Prestwick.
Six members of an influential Commons committee, including Paisley MP Jim Sheridan, have announced their opposition to the response of the press to the phone-hacking inquiry.
The amount of tax relief available on pensions could change in an independent Scotland, the Scottish Government has admitted.
CLARE'S Law – the idea that women should have more information before entering relationships with abusive men – will not be introduced in Scotland any time soon.
SCOTLAND'S External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf sparked fresh anger yesterday over claims the UK Government wanted to pull out of the European Union.
JUST 1200 high-earning public-sector staff shared £224 million in pay-offs worth on average £187,000 each, the spending watchdog has found.
George Osborne has been warned his austerity drive will hurt the economy and that he must be prepared to lose billions of pounds selling off Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
The Scottish Government has been criticised for a decision to remove a fare subsidy for ferries.
THE Government has rejected cutting the number of Scottish local authorities, as the president of umbrella group Cosla condemned a call from senior police for councils to follow their example and forcibly merge.
David Cameron is embroiled in a row with Google after he claimed he tackled the technology giant over its tax arrangements.
Downing Street yesterday insisted it would not adopt a Plan B on the economy, ahead of a crunch report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Nick Clegg will add to David Cameron's woes today, accusing parts of the Tory party of being "obsessed" about Europe and gay marriage.
A key postal service will "definitely disappear" if the Royal Mail is privatised, union leaders warned yesterday as the prospect of a deal moved a step closer.
NEW laws reforming the college sector have been described as not fit for purpose as MSPs sought to have the legislation struck down at Holyrood.
Labour leader Ed Miliband will today tell technology giant Google "to its face" that it should pay more tax.
APPLAUSE broke out after the Coalition Government's controversial plans to legalise gay marriage cleared the House of Commons despite efforts by Tory backbenchers to derail the legislation.
A CANCER charity has hit out at the "enormous inequality" in the system for prescribing new medicines.
Plans to privatise Royal Mail should be postponed to prevent an even deeper crisis for Britain's post offices, the Government has been warned.
The Conservative Party's ruling body has rejected calls for an investigation into allegations one of David Cameron's closest allies called activists "mad, swivelled-eyed loons".
Labour stepped in to throw David Cameron's gay marriage legislation a lifeline last night, heading off a "wrecking" amendment by Tory rebels
SENIOR police will this week challenge drinks companies over the marketing, strength and added caffeine in their products.
MPs are in line for a dramatic pay rise of up to £20,000 in a move that could spark public fury.
Former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell has reignited his feud with Danny Alexander over the decision to save an RAF base next to the Treasury Chief Secretary's constituency.
A KEY architect of New Labour has said the politics of the Blair era is over and that it is time for a new generation with new ideas.
Danny Alexander has denied he is re-writing history over Europe.
Thousands of Scots could miss out on pension rights if their spouse dies unless MPs vote through same-sex marriage proposals this week, campaigners have warned.
Labour sources say the party would be ready for a snap Westminster by- election in Falkirk despite suspending its troubled candidate selection process last week.