Barack Obama believes Scotland has "a lot to offer the world'' and promised to return after his first visit to the country.
Give Us Financial Relief Not Austerity, Mackay Urges Chancellor
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has called on the Chancellor to provide some "financial relief'' for struggling families and public services.
With the UK facing the prospect of leaving the European Union, the SNP minister told Philip Hammond it was "the wrong time for austerity''.
Additional spending cuts at this time could be "disastrous'', Mr Mackay added.
But the UK Government says Scotland will benefit from additional cash, to be allocated through the Barnett formula, as a result of "significant investments'' by the Chancellor.
Spending in areas such as education and skills south of the border will give the Edinburgh administration an "important uplift in its budgets'', with the Treasury adding this will build on £800 million for Scotland as a result of decisions in the Autumn Statement.
However, Mr Mackay said: "The cuts already planned by the UK Government mean that by 2019-20, the Scottish Government's discretionary budget will be £2.9 billion (9.2%) lower in real terms than it was in 2010-11.
"Any change in spending must be seen against the context of the huge cuts we are already facing.
"The Chancellor has an opportunity in his budget today to offer some much-needed financial relief for households and public services.
"The UK Government plan for an additional £3.5 billion of spending cuts in 2019-20, at precisely the point when the UK's departure from the EU could occur is disastrous.
"I say clearly to the Chancellor - this is the wrong time for austerity.
"We need to see investment and support for economic growth from the UK Government at a time when Brexit poses a self-inflicted and unprecedented risk to the UK economy, public finances and consumer confidence.''
Fans attending the Scottish Cup Final have been warned to expect delays before the match as security is increased following the attack in Manchester.
Torrential thundery downpours are set to descend on Britain over the bank holiday weekend, bringing an end to the spell of summery weather.
The family of Manchester bomb victim Eilidh MacLeod have said they are praying that her injured friend makes a full recovery.
Most Viewed Pictures On Heart
Recently Played Tracks
To listen live, choose your preferred station:
Now playing: The best feel good music
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.