New research shows around one shop closed every day on Scotland's high streets in the first half of 2016.
Constance Launches SNP Deputy Bid
A third SNP member has launched a bid to become the next deputy party leader - standing on a platform of continuing the fight for Scottish independence.
Angela Constance, who was recently promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women's Employment, is seeking a further promotion to second in command in the SNP and potentially the next Deputy First Minister.
Her promotion to Cabinet Secretary shortly before the independence referendum was designed to increase female representation in the Scottish Cabinet.
With Nicola Sturgeon almost certain to be appointed the next First Minister, Ms Constance's bid raises the prospect of two women taking the top two spots in government.
The MSP for Almond Valley launched her deputy leadership bid in Addiewell, West Lothian, earlier.
A spokesman said: "Angela launched her campaign in her constituency where she grew up. Her campaign will focus on continuing to make the case for independence."
Ms Sturgeon has pitched her party leadership on the platform of engaging constructively with the cross-party Smith Commission on more powers but said she is "more convinced than ever'' that Scotland would one day be independent.
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown and SNP treasury spokesman at Westminster Stewart Hosie are also in the running for deputy SNP leader.
Jamie Murray is being awarded an OBE after a year in which he's won the US and Australian Open titles.
There's been a possible new sighting of a missing Scottish RAF serviceman.
Talks with other devolved leaders were held at Downing Street.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred location:
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart Scotland- East.