Education secretary will set out the finer details of imminent school closures later.
Holyrood backs the first Budget drawn up by new finance secretary Kate Forbes by 63 votes to 55.
The First Minister told MSPs that officials are still working to delay the spread of Covid-19.
MSPs have voted to back the Scottish Government's tax plans by 58 votes to 50.
Bosses at the ferry operator refuted claims that they 'didn't want' the dual-fuel vessels being built for it.
MSPs backed it by 65 votes to 54 following the £158m SNP-Green Budget deal struck on Wednesday.
New finance secretary Kate Forbes said she was 'pleased to have reach agreement' with the Scottish Greens.
Scottish ministers are 'determined' to press ahead with proposals despite a backlash from within their own party.
The legislation tabled by Scottish Labour MSP Monica Lennon is aimed at ending period poverty.
Revealing his new shadow cabinet, new Scottish Tory leader Jackson Carlaw made a raft of changes.
The SNP's former Westminster leader will contest the seat currently held by Ruth Davidson.
The former finance secretary was forced to resign just hours ahead of delivering the budget on Thursday.
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Minister Kate Forbes revealed a raft of measures 'to accelerate the transition to a net-zero economy'.
Mackay has quit after allegedly sending hundreds of messages to a 16-year-old boy.
Labour leadership contender Lisa Nandy has suggested the decision on whether to hold a second independence...
After 11pm, Britain will immediately enter a transition arrangement with the EU, keeping it aligned with Brussels.
The First Minister said a ballot could be held without Westminster's consent provided it's ruled as legal.
More than half of Scots would vote for independence - but they don't support a referendum this year.
MSPs voted by 64 to 54 for the principle of a referendum but Boris Johnson refuses to allow one.