Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has insisted his Budget gives Scots the ''best deal'' in the UK, despite coming under fire from the Tories for making some taxpayers pay more than south of the border.
Glasgow Subway To Close For Month
Services on Glasgow's subway will be suspended for a month this summer to allow modernisation works to take place.
A replacement bus service, which will follow the underground route, will run for passengers during the four-week period.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) said the essential renewal works being carried out between July 2 and 31 involves a full replacement of the section in the tunnels known as "ramps and turnouts''.
Jonathan Findlay, SPT chairman, said: "To date, SPT has achieved all of the modernisation works without any disruption to passenger service which is a considerable achievement.
"We have now reached a crucial stage in the modernisation plan that requires us - for reasons of safety for everyone involved - to suspend services for a short time during July.
"We apologise for any inconvenience to all our passengers but our full replacement bus service will mean that they can still get to where they want to go.
"All our passengers are encouraged to turn up at their designated stop, allow a little longer for the journey, and leave the rest to us.''
The buses will include additional direct services to the city centre from key stations such as Bridge Street, Kelvinbridge and Shields Road.
Fares will be £1 for a single journey, £2 for a return and £2.50 for an all day ticket. Child fares are 50p single and #1 return.
Services will be every five minutes at peak times and every ten minutes during off-peak.
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.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told how her "heart breaks'' for the family of murdered schoolgirl Paige Doherty after her killer had his sentence cut by four years.
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