Nicola Sturgeon has not ruled out bringing in testing for primary-school pupils as she said she was determined to improve Scotland's education system.
The First Minister has urged the UK Government to conduct a "top-level" inquiry into allegations made over the security and safety of the Trident nuclear programme.
A 15,000 name petition calling on MSPs to vote down plans to legalise assisted suicide is to be presented to the Scottish Parliament.
GLASGOW'S new MPs have written to the council over the future of the Arches arts venue.
The parliamentary turf war between the SNP and Labour has continued with Nationalist MPs defying convention and sitting on the Opposition front bench in the House of Commons.
Parliament has its youngest MP in centuries after the SNP's Mhairi Black was officially sworn in.
A Highland MSP whose role was crucial to the formation of the first SNP Scottish Government, is standing down at next year's Holyrood election.
MSPS on Holyrood's devolution committee will today (Tues) meet Scottish Secretary David Mundell to press the case for further powers to be transferred to the Scottish Parliament.
THE Scottish Greens will pledge to make a future SNP government "bolder and greener" in a copycat campaign that could deny Nicola Sturgeon a Holyrood majority but also decimate Labour.
The latest cohort of Scottish MPs are a distinctly professional-looking bunch.
At 20, Mhairi Black is the youngest MP to sit in the House of Commons since a 13-year-old aristocrat took his seat in 1667.
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David Cameron has blamed the Liberal Democrats for holding back a crackdown on immigration as he unveiled plans to force sectors to train more Britons.
A split between Scottish Labour and the UK party is not the answer to the surge in support for the SNP, one of the candidates to replace Ed Miliband has said.
The SNP have secured a debate on Trident safety at Westminster next week in the wake of allegations of safety lapses in the UK's nuclear deterrent programme.