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.
Queen And Duke Visit RAF Base
The Queen will meet pilots responsible for defending Britain's skies on a visit to an RAF base in the Highlands today.
Her Majesty will be accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh as she unveils a plaque at the new Quick Reaction Alert facility at RAF Lossiemouth in Moray.
The facility is one of two in Britain and stands ready to scramble jets to intercept any unidentified aircraft in northern airspace. The other is at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
The royal visit marks the recent transfer of the facility from RAF Leuchars in Fife.
The Queen's departure will be marked by a Tornado and Typhoon flypast before she and the Duke travel to nearby Kinloss Barracks, a former RAF station now housing soldiers.
A guard of honour will greet the couple before they meet members of 39 Engineer Regiment who moved to the barracks from Waterbeach near Cambridge in 2012 as part of Army restructuring.
The troops have been deployed to Iraq and Oman in recent years and were involved in the construction of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan in 2005.
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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