The First Minister's Reading Challenge will be trialled up to S3 at six schools to help stem the drop in reading for pleasure when pupils move from primary to secondary school.
Man Dies In Accident Near Station
A man has died after a road collision outside a train station.
He was hit by a car on Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh at around 5pm today.
The accident happened near the pedestrian ramp to Waverley Station, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said.
The bridge was closed while accident investigations were carried out.
Police said the 76-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Neil Inglis said: "This was a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life and I am appealing for any witnesses who were on Waverley Bridge around 5pm tonight to contact Police Scotland on 101 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.''
Police are appealing for information about the incident.
Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has claimed "nobody can hold a candle" to Scotland's bridges after unveiling a plaque commemorating the Forth Bridge's world heritage status.
Family members now spend an average 13 hours a week providing childcare and the average cost is now £4.19 an hour for each child.
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