The Deputy First Minister says the move is necessary to ensure current restrictions on gatherings are adhered to.
Venues like the V&A Dundee will benefit from the funding from the Scottish Government.
NHS Tayside has put restrictions in place at Perth Royal Infirmary, Ninewells Hospital and Strathcaro Hospital.
A Lighthouse lab director denies capacity issues as three new regional hubs prepare to open across the country.
The clothing chain, which also owns Peacocks and Jaeger, has been granted ten working days to speak to potential buyers.
The Scottish Government's new strategic framework for tackling the spread of Covid-19 has five tiers.
Grants for £2000 or £3000 every four weeks would be available for firms forced to close due to Covid rules.
Different parts of Scotland to be given their own level of restrictions under the plans.
The First Minister confirmed the latest figures at the daily briefing.
Researchers find fragments of ribonucleic acid in samples from 12 health boards.
The strategic framework - similar to England's three-tiered system - will be published on Friday.
The health board said three of the island’s residents tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
Positive Action in Housing’s digital resource will help refugees and migrants to rebuild their lives.
Crown Office has set up Covid Deaths Investigation Team and is working with Police Scotland on Operation Koper.
Denmark, the Maldives and the Greek island Mykonos have also been added to the list.
NHS Lanarkshire is appealing for the public's help to reduce coronavirus rates in the region.
Greater awareness is needed regarding the new law, the Be Reasonable campaign group said.
Trade bodies join forces to launch proceedings in response to coronavirus restrictions placed on sector.
Officers recovered the drugs after stopping a vehicle on the M74 near Lesmahagow on Wednesday.
Nicola Sturgeon conceded December 25 will not be 'absolutely normal' for any country this year.