Former Tory MEP Struan Stevenson insisted it 'makes sense' to have longer for the transition talks.
New guidance has been published setting out safe working procedures for Scotland's forestry sector.
Under scheme households are told to stay at home as soon as anyone experiences symptoms and apply for a test.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak also confirmed employers must start paying towards staff costs from August.
The First Minister urged the public not to go too far as some 'cautious changes' are made to ease restrictions.
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Durham Constabulary say Boris Johnson's closest adviser might have committed 'minor breach of the regulations'.
Nicola Sturgeon said she is satisfied the first phase of the four-stage route map out of lockdown can start.
The impact of coronavirus on domestic abuse victims and older people will be investigated by a Holyrood committee.
The Scottish Government's test, trace and isolate programme will go live from Thursday.
The First Minister will reveal on Thursday if the country is moving on to the first phase of a four-part plan for easing lockdown.
Teaching union EIS conducted a survey of more than 26,000 of its members.
The Children (Scotland) Bill passed its first stage unanimously at Holyrood on Wednesday.
Further and higher education minister Richard Lochhead said students could return to campuses next term.
A report by the Scottish Government found there are a number of factors increasing risks for families.
Pete Wishart urged Boris Johnson to apologise over the Dominic Cummings scandal.
Brussels' chief negotiator Michel Barnier said an extension is available if the UK wants it.
The FM was challenged over care homes as new figures showed more than 1700 deaths of residents from Covid-19.
The Scottish Government had set a target of having 2000 tracers by the end of May to support its mass Covid-19 testing regime.