Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted his tax and spending plans will give Scots the ''best deal'' in the UK as Holyrood approved his Budget for the coming year.
8000 Apply For 100 Scotrail Train Jobs
More than 8000 people have applied for 100 train driver jobs with Scotrail - in one week.
Successful candidates will get more than £43,000 a year.
Phil Verster, managing director of the ScotRail Alliance, said: “These new roles present a great opportunity for those looking to embark on an exciting new career in the railway.
“Supporting the people of Scotland and the country’s economy is very important to us. Our staff are our biggest asset, and we’re looking forward to welcoming a further batch of driver recruits to ScotRail.”
A Flybe plane has been evacuated after its gear collapsed after landing.
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Renfrewshire have asked for help in tracing discarded clothing.
Roads and schools have been closed as Storm Doris sweeps in, bringing snow and high winds to parts of Scotland.
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