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%.
Police Searching For Missing Jasmine Find A Body
Police searching for a missing 14-year-old girl have recovered a body from a shoreline.
A body has been recovered from a stretch of coastline in North Queensferry after a member of public alerted police at around 7am on Monday.
The death is being treated as unexplained.
A police statement said: "A formal identification is yet to be carried out; however, Jasmine's family have been informed and have requested that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.''
The discovery followed an urgent appeal by police who believe the teenager travelled from Edinburgh's Waverley station on a service bound for Dalmeny at around 8.15pm.
They said it was out of character for the 14-year-old to go off on her own without telling anyone.
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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