Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted his tax and spending plans will give Scots the ''best deal'' in the UK as Holyrood approved his Budget for the coming year.
Postman Admits Abusing Children
A postman who claimed he was a "sex addict" abused two children - including one just five weeks old.
Johnathan Forshaw was held last November as police uncovered more than 21,000 indecent images of youngsters.
They revealed the 33 year-old had preyed on a tiny boy and girl.
The first victim was less than a year old when he was attacked. The other had been born just over a month earlier when Forshaw first molested her.
He is now behind bars after he pled guilty to a string of charges including sexual assault, using lewd and libidinous behaviour and child porn offences.
Police swooped at Forshaw's home in Campbeltown, Argyll last November.
Officers found thousands of indecent images that had been downloaded from websites and via Skype between 2005 and 2014.
But, it emerged he had also recorded footage of him abusing children.
A young boy was targetted in the summer of 2009. He then went on to repeatedly attack a little girl between 2011 and last year.
The High Court in Glasgow was told how she was just weeks old when the abuse started.
During the one incident, the girl is heard saying “don't” while Forshaw is with her.
Forshaw also today pled guilty to a number of voyeurism charges.
He secretly recorded three women visiting his home using the bathroom or while they were partially clothed.
Forshaw also filmed another young girl without her knowledge.
After being held for the crimes, Forshaw wrote a number of letters "apologising" for what went on.
He claimed he felt “guilty”, described himself as a "sex addict" and that using cannabis had apparently affected him.
Donald MacLeod QC, defending, said Forshaw had shown “a lot of contrition” for what he had done.
Lord Turnbull deferred sentencing for reports until next month.
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Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Renfrewshire have asked for help in tracing discarded clothing.
Roads and schools have been closed as Storm Doris sweeps in, bringing snow and high winds to parts of Scotland.
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