Derek Mackay faces ambush over Scots’ first ‘wealth tax’

Politics 20
An extra teacher or qualified worker has been pledged for all nurseries in deprived areas. Photograph: Getty

Sturgeon’s flagship plan for schools ‘impossible’ to introduce in timescale

Politics 54
The appointment of John Swinney as education secretary was intended to allay growing fears about standards. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

Dani Garavelli: Clock ticking to restore spirit of Excellence

Opinion 3
John Swinney: Heads must have the leadership skills

John Swinney unveils plan for mandatory qualifications for head teachers

Education 12

Archive to honour Scot who fought for black liberation


Scots volunteers near despair over plight of refugees on Greek island


Alison Thewliss: Mum takes fight to Mother of Parliaments


Elf on the Shelf may damage youngsters’ health

Many young doctors believe they should be distant to be professional, according to Dr David Jeffrey. Photograph: Getty

Doctors seek balance of ‘kindness and curing’

Dejection for Hearts manager Ian Cathro as his side lost 2-0 at Ibrox. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Ian Cathro: So who’s right, the hipsters or the dinosaurs?

Premiership 2
Hearts manager Ian Cathro applauds the fans at full-time

Upbeat Ian Cathro denies pressure got to Hearts

Rangers 3
Ryan Gauld is starting to break into the Vitoria Setubal side. Picture: Getty Images)

New Hearts coach says he has not considered Ryan Gauld bid


Hibernian 2 - 0 Dumbarton: Hanlon and Graham with the goals

Premiership 3

Edinburgh 28 - 23 Stade Francais: Burleigh off in Euro win

Rugby union 5

Partick’s Amoo says Celtic can go through season unbeaten

Aberdeen's James Maddison, right, dribbles past St Johnstone's Murray Davidson. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Aberdeen 0 - 0 St Johnstone: Stalemate at Pittodrie

Aberdeen 3
Kelpies publisher Katy Lockwood-Holmes says her harshest critics are her daughters Meg, ten, and Jess, eight. Photograph: Ian Georgeson,

Interview: Katy Lockwood-Holmes, head of Scottish publisher of the year Floris Books

FCA chief Andrew Bailey said crowdfunding investors need more protection. Picture: Contributed

Crowdfunding probe launched over investor concerns

Financial 1
MBM Veritas will hold a seminar next week for firms affected by RBS's GRG arm. Picture: John Devlin

New fight for Scots firms hit by RBS restructuring unit

Financial 2

Amazon registers UK trademark for cashier-free store

Retail 3

Top civil servant cannot rule out more farm payment errors

Farming 9

Aberdeen gin firm raises glass to expansion plans

Many Scottish foods have PGI or similar protections. Picture: Contributed

Deal needed to protect Scots food labels after Brexit

Farming 5
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan have been filming Outlander in Scotland for more than three years.

Outlander helps double value of Scotland's film & TV productions

TV & Radio 6
Ski racer Charlie Guest PIC: Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images

Five new skills to learn for the 2016/17 ski season

Outdoors 1
Aldourie Castle. Picture: Celtic Castles

Five fantastic castles you can spend Christmas in

Travel 2
Trainspotting poster. Renton. Picture, Film 4.

Trainspotting 2 posters released

News 6