Derek Mackay MSP has accused the Westminster Government of disrespecting devolution.
Boris Johnson raised the possibility of building a bridge last month, saying it was a very interesting idea.
Scottish Government seeks confirmation UK minister will attend crucial meeting in Glasgow.
Scotland's only Labour MP has launched a bid to become the deputy leader.
Labour's battle to find a leader who could catapult the party into government.
Scottish Tory social security spokeswoman Michelle Ballantyne has joined the contest to become her party's next leader.
The MP retained his Edinburgh South seat with a majority of more than 11,000 in the December election.
Environmental change means the species is approaching ‘crisis point’, it is claimed.
Race also under way to replace Ruth Davidson as permanent Scottish Conservatives leader.
Cosla's president Alison Evison said more funding is needed for local authorities.
The Scottish Government wants buildings to cut emissions as close to zero as possible.
Annie Wells MSP has called on the PM to hold a summit on the issue 'as soon as possible'.
A Liberal Democrat MP has called for a 'generation of gender equality' in the justice system.
Citizens Advice Scotland is urging the Scottish Government to more than double its funding.
Hundreds could have been spared HIV infection if England had sought help, papers suggest.
Ex-justice secretary Kenny MacAskill - and newly-elected MP - said a longer wait is 'no bad thing'.
Train fares are set to increase by an average of 2.7%, a campaign group has said.
The number of private sector businesses operating in the country has risen by more than a quarter since 2007.
The Labour-led Scottish Executive felt an inquiry 'was not the best way to proceed'.
The faux pas by a minister in the former Scottish Executive was revealed in newly-released files.