Comment: Holyrood election could see the rise of the radical generation, writes Adam Ramsay.
The Health Inequalities Conference in Glasgow called for action to be taken on mental health.
More than 45,000 items were collected from 75 beaches as part of the study.
The Scottish Conservatives also pressed the First Minister over the 'named person' scheme.
More than £500m has been invested to help prospective homeowners since 2013.
Scotland's first majority government, same-sex marriage, a fair few rammys and a referendum.
Frank Mulholland QC said it was an 'honour' to serve as chief law officer for five years.
The survey found 39% backed independence while 49% supported the current arrangement.
The figures come as a new safety campaign for bikers is being launched.
Experts claim a takeaway culture leaves Scots 'hostile' to healthy eating promotions.
Analysis: STV's election number cruncher Rob Johns looks at what polls say about the Nationalists.
Comment: In the first of a new column, Tomasz Oryński says Scotland's Polish community has changed.
Comment: The Tampon Tax will be scrapped but feminist campaigners must fight on, says Mary McCool.
The First Minister, however announced changes to the threshold rates for both 20p and 40p bands.
The party has also pledged to devolve powers on further taxes to local councils.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies do agree the deal meets the Smith Commission principles.
Frank Mulholland said such behaviour was 'abhorrent' and would be dealt with swiftly.
The number of people suffering from the condition could increase to 1.8 million.
Mayor London weighs in on Iain Duncan Smith's resignation and the abandoned disability payment cuts.
MPs wondered aloud whether the chancellor is 'too scared' to respond on Monday.