The number of looked after children in Scotland has declined for the fourth year in a row.
Body Found In River Confirmed As Kathleen Harkin
A body pulled from the River Tay has been confirmed as that of a missing 15-year-old girl.
Kathleen Harkin was last seen on the banks of the river near Woody Island in the North Muirton area of Perth at around 9.30pm on Saturday.
A major land and air search involving police divers and a helicopter was launched, and a body was pulled from the river on Monday afternoon.
Police Scotland said it has now been formally identified as that of the missing Perth Grammar School pupil.
The force said there are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
Fellow pupils at the teenager's school are being offered support by education and children's services.
In a statement, police said: "Police Scotland can confirm that the body of a female who was recovered from the River Tay near St Madoes, Perthshire, has been formally identified.
"She has been named as 15-year-old Kathleen Harkin, from Perthshire.
"There are no suspicious circumstances and as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.''
The integration of transport policing into the national force will not put at risk counter-terrorism in Scotland, the Justice Secretary has said.
Waiting times for cancer patients have been described as "unacceptable'' by charities after new figures revealed key targets have been missed again.
MSPs are expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum in a vote at Holyrood today.
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