Extra funding of £6.3 million has been announced to help Scottish Ambulance Service staff treat more patients at home or in the community.
LISTEN: Nicola Sturgeon's 'Good Luck' Message Ahead Of Paralympics
The First Minister is sending a good luck message to Scottish athletes in Team GB's Paralympics team.
The opening ceremony in Rio is tonight.
Great Britain has 264 athletes competing in the games.
The build-up has been dominated by concerns over budget cuts and a ban for Russia over the doping scandal.
24 Scottish athletes are raring to go during the 11 days of competition.
Nicola Sturgeon spoke to Heart
Craig Whyte's offer to buy Rangers Football Club seemed to be a "viable proposition'', a court has heard.
The victim was shot on the 9th of March.
More than a third of those earning less than £14,000 a year have fallen behind with household bills in the last year.
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