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Ruth Davidson named in Time list of 100 most influential people

Ruth Davidson has said she is “extremely honoured” to be named as one of 2018’s most influential people by Time magazine.

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External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop

Scotland’s population rises for eighth year on the trot

Scotland’s population has risen for the eighth year in a row and now stands at its highest ever level, official figures have revealed.

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FMQs: Sturgeon won't name SNP consultant who met Cambridge Analytica

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to name to the SNP consultant who met with the controversial political consultancy accused of harvesting the Facebook data of millions of users.

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David Cameron said being prime minister was "a hard enough job without your predecessor giving you a running commentary". Picture: John Devlin

David Cameron: Calling a referendum on the EU was the right choice

Former prime minister David Cameron has said he does not regret calling the referendum that triggered Brexit, despite believing the UK made the wrong decision.

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Queen asks Commonwealth to put Prince Charles in charge

Queen asks Commonwealth to put Prince Charles in charge

The Queen has publicly called on Commonwealth governments to name Prince Charles as her successor to head the organisation, as she opened what could be her last summit in charge of the 53-nation bloc.

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Green MSP calls for UK Government to revisit onshore wind subsidy

The UK Government has been urged to revisit its decision to remove onshore wind projects from a key renewables scheme.

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Shona Robison, right, has defied calls to quit since the NHS Tayside scandal emerged

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon rejects call to sack Robison

Nicola Sturgeon has rejected opposition calls to sack embattled health Secretary Shona Robison over the row involving mis-use of charity cash in the NHS.

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Michael Gove insists UK is liberal and welcoming as Windrush anger grows

Michael Gove insists UK is liberal and welcoming as Windrush anger grows

Michael Gove has insisted that post-Brexit Britain will have a “positive, welcoming, liberal, forward-looking” immigration policy after a former head of the civil service revealed some in government saw ‘hostile environment’ practices to crack down on illegal immigration as “almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany".

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Scotland's population continues to grow. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scotland’s population rises for the eighth year running

Scotland’s population has risen for the eighth year running with migration driving the increase, latest figures show.

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Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie is among the MSPs who back assisted suicide

Fresh Scots bid to legalise Assisted Suicide

A new Holyrood inquiry into the prospect of Assisted Suicide being introduced in Scotland should be established to allow the issue to be "truly explored", MSPs have been told.

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Assurances sought over Scotland’s military future

Calls have been made for the Defence Secretary to provide assurances over the future of the military in Scotland during an expected visit to the country.

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SNP Westminster leader in dark about meeting with controversial data firm

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford yesterday said he had been unaware that his party had met with the controversial political consultancy accused of harvesting the Facebook data of millions of the site’s users.

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The president denies having any relationship with Stormy Daniels. Picture: AFP

Donald Trump retweets convicted Scottish forger in Stormy Daniels row

Donald Trump has retweeted a woman from Lanark convicted of forgery, in the latest example of the president’s unpredictable social media behaviour.

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Raigmore Hospital is the largest hospital in the NHS Highland Health Board, located in Inverness. Picture: Getty Images

Report reveals ‘extremely murky goings-on’ at NHS Highland

NHS bosses have had a contract with a medical centre for almost 20 years without any formal tender arrangements being put in place to ensure value for money, a leaked report has revealed.

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Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit talks are close to ‘end game’

Negotiations between the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments over key Brexit legislation are “reaching the end game”, the First Minister said ­yesterday.

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Holyrood urged to back safe injecting rooms for drug users in Glasgow. Picture: JP

Holyrood urged to back safe drug injection room in Glasgow

Public health minister Aileen Campbell is set to call on the Scottish Parliament to back a safe injecting room for drug users.

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Shoppers take to Glasgow's Buchanan Street, but Scotland's retail sector is one of several poor performers (Picture: John Devlin)

Bill Jamieson: Here’s how the world is leaving Scotland behind

Economic optimism about the global economy doesn’t extend to Scotland, writes Bill Jamieson.

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State school education should be free for all (Picture: Getty)

Leader comment: The scandal of state school fees

The idea that any child, regardless of their parents’ wealth, can do well in school is a key ‘Scottish value’.

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Why do eagles keep disappearing in Scotland? (Picture: Ian McCarthy)

Leader comment: Why shooting estates should fear eagle disappearances

As the RSPB Scotland points out, the disappearance of a fourth satellite-tracked eagle in a part of Perthshire that’s home to several shooting estates over four years is “highly suspicious”.

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Prime Minister Theresa May. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Row continues over responsibility for ‘Windrush’ generation scandal

Theresa May hit back at Labour accusations the government had been “callous and incompetent” towards the so-called “Windrush generation” as she again apologised to those wrongly threatened with deportation.

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