The analysis compared unpaid care work with current rates of pay in equivalent sectors to calculate the estimate.
A medical technology firm has been given a £2.5m grant to carry out research in Scotland.
A man robbed a 70-year-old woman in her own home in Glasgow on Sunday morning.
HM Coastguard coordinated a response after the vessel - which had three people on board - started taking on water in The Minch.
Gary McLeish was last seen on Turnlaw Street in Glasgow at 3.30pm on Friday.
A 20-year-old was attacked on a cycle path behind Cobham Street, Greenock, on Saturday night.
The Duchess of Kent lifeboat was hit by a huge wave and overturned on January 21, 1970.
Police have said the incident at the Fort Shopping Centre in Glasgow is being treated as wilful.
Officers investigating a firearms incident say a purple Nissan Pulsar may have been used by the perpetrators.
The figures were obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats under freedom of information laws.
Analysis found more than 2.7m lost bed days in the five years up to November last year have cost the taxpayer £653m.
Campaigners have described the state of the country's air as 'shameful'.
Smoke could be seen billowing from the double decker at the Fort Shopping Centre, shortly before 6pm.
The council shut the Kyle Day Centre in Ayr last December as it looked to make savings in its provision of social care and adult services.
Matty Kennedy has signed a pre-contract agreement with Aberdeen but discussions are ongoing over a January move.
Police taped off Dalmeny Park in Leith after the serious sexual assault, which occurred at about 10.45pm on Friday.
Storm - a ten metre tall giant - made an impression as she walked down Buchanan Street.
The Ibrox club received notices of complaint from the Scottish FA relating to two matches in December.
Helen Reid had been missing from her home in Aviemore.
ScotRail has been criticised over its level of performance after racking up more than £3.3m in...