The RBS Report on Jobs also showed permanent candidate availability continue to fall.
Action for Children workers described child poverty levels as 'the worst they can remember'.
An inquiry is to be held into whether student teachers are sufficiently prepared.
Daniel McPhillips was given £20 by a woman to take Alfie to the vet but he was found in a canal.
Mary McLaughlin was last seen alive as she left a pub in Glasgow just over 35 years ago.
Denise Findlay was expected to investigate general election candidate Neale Hanvey.
Nicola Sturgeon met a campaigner, known only as Miss M, at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday.
Voters may need to wrap up warm when they visit the ballot box next Thursday.
Peebles High School will be closed until after Christmas after being extensively damaged.
Calmac has raised legal action after missing out on Northern ferry service.
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Fosters Family Funeral Directors has launched an appeal to reunite ashes with loved ones.
The operator confirmed the date of Robroyston station's opening as it vowed to improve services.
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is naming its 'Mobile Fire Museum' after veteran Dave Farries.
The Hampton-Alexander review monitors the gender balance in all FTSE 350 businesses.
Pupils and staff were evacuated as crews tackled the flames at Peebles High School last week.
Five inmates were transferred to another ward as a 'precautionary measure'.
Emergency services sealed off a Glasgow road after the alarm was raised on Tuesday afternoon.
Figures published by ISD Scotland show the number has increased by 55 on last year.
The vast majority were living in temporary accommodation at the time of their deaths.