MORE than one-third of UK consumers would be less likely to buy Scottish products or deal with firms based north of the Border if the country becomes independent, according to a new poll.
Plans to change the laws on public sector contracts to boost the Living Wage have been announced by the Scottish Government.
ALEX Salmond is expected to face questions about the role of Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill after he bowed to pressure and shelved plans to end the historic requirement for corroboration in Scottish criminal cases.
THE NHS is spending millions of pounds a year on running chaplaincy services which offer spiritual care and religious support to patients.
Nicola Sturgeon has challenged the First Minister to appoint even more women to senior government posts following the confirmation of two more female cabinet secretaries.