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.
Corruption Row Council Suspend Staff
Three council workers have been suspended from duty after an internal audit into corruption allegations.
North Lanarkshire Council said it had taken the action against three members of staff from its corporate property and procurement department while a disciplinary investigation takes place.
The local authority launched the probe in April after detailed allegations were made in a letter to council leader Jim Logue.
The council's internal audit team carried out the investigation, with chief executive Paul Jukes stating he had received an ``extensive report'' on Friday September 30.
Mr Jukes stated: "Having considered the report, I have taken the decision to suspend three members of staff from corporate property and procurement on full pay to allow for a disciplinary investigation to take place.
"The council will have no further comment to make while this disciplinary investigation is carried out.''
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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