Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland feels a sense of solidarity with the people of London in the wake of the terrorist attack at Westminster.
Mums Making Billions For Economy
Businesses set up by mothers are flourishing, generating billions of pounds and supporting thousands of jobs, a new study has found.
Women are running companies from home while looking after their children, often thanks to the internet.
Research by eBay suggested that businesses run by mothers generated over £7 billion for the UK economy last year, supporting over 200,000 jobs, an increase of almost a quarter since 2011.
Jackie Stewart from Howwood in Renfrewshire has 3 children and another 2 on the way. She started The Great Little Ironing Company three months ago.
She said: "It was always a battle to get time off for work.
"I got fed up of missing important things like sports days and things because I had to work.
"Your confidence does grow with your own business and you are your own boss.
"It motivates you thinking I'm not making money for anyone else but me."
Sarah Calcott of eBay said: "Improved connectivity and growing digital literacy is enabling ambitious, business-minded mums, to realise and pursue successful enterprises.
"These entrepreneurial businesswomen are building impressive companies, creating both wealth and jobs whilst also fulfilling one of the most demanding roles of all - being a mum.''
The number of child sex offences recorded by Scottish police rose to an all-time high last year to an average of nearly 12 a day, according to a charity.
Only half of nurseries in the private and voluntary sector say they are likely to implement the Scottish Government's flagship pledge on childcare by providing youngsters with 1,140 hours of funded care.
The wife of cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has told how the shock experience of giving birth to a premature baby has propelled her into a key charity role.
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