John Swinney has warned George Osborne not to make any further spending cuts to the Scottish Government's budget plans but urged him to plough more money into capital investment with improved access to finance.
Nicola Sturgeon hailed the "fantastic progress" on the new Queensferry Crossing during a visit to the south shore of the River Forth.
Business organisations have welcomed the Chancellor's moves on business rates and are asking whether his boost for the high street should be copied in Scotland.
Legislation aimed at protecting victims of crime is expected to be passed at the Scottish Parliament.
SCOTTISH Labour have narrowed the gap on the SNP in the battle for Holyrood votes, according to a new poll.
HOLYROOD authorities are poised to sever the link between the salaries of MSPs and MPs after a proposed 11% increase in pay at Westminster prompted widespread condemnation.
A SCHOLARSHIP fund for youngsters who have used sport to break down social barriers is under consideration by the Sports Minister.
MSPs have decided to take further evidence before deciding whether to support controversial plans to outlaw forced marriage.
Home Secretary Theresa May is facing questions after the Government spent thousands of pounds flying a hunger-striking asylum seeker back to Nigeria - only for him to be turned away.
DAVID Cameron has denied promoting trade at the expense of human rights on his trip to China as a £4.5 billion order was placed for 100,000 Jaguar Land Rovers and a £200 million joint science research fund was agreed.