The most recent figures for GDP in Scotland showed a fall of 0.2% over the period of October to December at the same time as the UK economy grew by 0.7%.
Missing Inquiry Police Find Body
A body has been found at a farm by police investigating a man's disappearance.
Alexander Cameron, 67, was reported missing last week from his home in Newcraighall Road in Edinburgh.
Police Scotland said a body was recovered at a farm in Kirknewton, West Lothian, this afternoon and inquiries are ongoing to establish the identity.
A murder investigation was launched following Mr Cameron's disappearance and a 58-year-old man was arrested yesterday.
He was appearing at court today in connection with the investigation.
James Smith, from Kirknewton, was charged with murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice when he appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court, the Crown Office said.
He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.
The case was committed for further examination.
The second meeting of a Ministerial Working Group to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks was held on Wednesday.
Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady'' from week to week.
Frank's Law aims to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and cancer have to pay for the care they need.
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