Revealing his new shadow cabinet, new Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw made a raft of changes.
The number of Scots in work jumped by 37,000 in the run-up to Christmas, official figures show.
The former first minister face 14 charges including attempted rape and multiple sexual assaults.
The SNP's former Westminster leader will contest the seat currently held by Ruth Davidson.
This is an 'indicative' figure detailed in a paper which will go before the Scottish Police Authority on Wednesday.
The deputy chief officer has been critical of the spending plans set out in the budget.
The 29-year-old Highlander is set to take control of an annual Scottish Budget worth around £34bn.
The 29-year-old becomes the youngest ever MSP and first ever woman to hold the role.
Ian Blackford has called on Dominic Cummings to give evidence before a committee.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales want clarity ahead of the UK budget.
Sir Keir Starmer, Rebecca-Long Bailey and Lisa Nandy were grilled by party members in Glasgow.
Carlaw saw off a challenge from Michelle Ballantyne to win the race to replace Ruth Davidson.
Ministers said they have invested £15m to help make products such as sanitary towels and tampons available for free.
A Scottish Parliament committee will investigate a failure to improve employment rates of ethnic minorities.
Alok Sharma will take on preparations with only nine months to go before COP26.
Chancellor quits just a month before budget as the Prime Minister carries out a cabinet reshuffle.
The former finance secretary has been dropped from his role as an honorary vice-president.
Jackson Carlaw and Michelle Ballantyne are both hoping to succeed Ruth Davidson at the helm of the party.
The GMB has warned that Holyrood could be hit by industrial action.
A London back up option is in place for the COP26 summit due to be held in Glasgow in November.