The most recent figures for GDP in Scotland showed a fall of 0.2% over the period of October to December at the same time as the UK economy grew by 0.7%.
Boxer Critically Ill After Glasgow Fight
A boxer is in a critical condition in hospital after being stretchered from the ring.
Mike Towell, 25, suffered a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday night and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The event, which was being broadcast on STV Glasgow, was suspended after Towell's fight.
Manager Tommy Gilmour travelled with Towell in an ambulance from the event and is said to have been at his bedside through the night with his family.
The fight was an eliminator for the British welterweight title.
Towell, from Dundee, had been undefeated going into Thursday's fight, with 11 previous wins and one draw on his professional record.
St Andrews Club confirmed he remains in a critical condition and said its ``thoughts and prayers are with Mike and the Towell family''.
Opponent Evans, from Wales, wrote on Twitter: "All of my thoughts & prayers are with Mike, family & friends right now.
"Celebrations can be put on hold for tonight until we hear more.''
The second meeting of a Ministerial Working Group to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks was held on Wednesday.
Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady'' from week to week.
Frank's Law aims to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and cancer have to pay for the care they need.
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