MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.
New Forth Crossing Not Ready Until 2017
The new Forth road bridge will not open by the end of the year as planned due to "adverse weather conditions'' in April and May, the Economy Secretary has said.
Engineers had hoped to complete the Queensferry Crossing by December 2016 but that timescale has now slipped.
The bridge is still expected to open before its contractual completion date in mid-2017, Keith Brown said in a written answer to Conservative Fife MSP Murdo Fraser.
Mr Brown said: "The contractor, Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors', has advised Transport Scotland that due to adverse weather conditions in April and May 2016 exceeding expectations and resulting in an increase in days lost to weather, they are unable to achieve the target opening date of December 2016 - which is six months ahead of the contractual completion date.
"The contractors remain on schedule to complete the project ahead of the contractual completion date.
"The contractors have taken additional steps to mitigate ongoing weather impacts and have provided a revised timetable for completion to Transport Scotland and Scottish ministers.''
Detectives are examining CCTV footage and conducting door-to-door enquiries after a serious sexual assault in Renfrewshire.
Celtic have announced plans for a hotel and museum complex next to their stadium.
Aspects of an internal investigation within Scotland's biggest council have been raised with police.
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