Officials are ''optimistic'' that the £1.35 billion Queensferry Crossing will never have to close as a result of wind-shielding being fitted during the project.
Record High In Employment Figures
Employment in Scotland has reached a new record high, with the number of adults in work now 50,000 more than it was last year.
The increase in employment - which is the equivalent of almost 1,000 Scots a week finding work - was hailed by the Scottish Government as the fastest annual growth since 2007.
While the number employed rose to 2,612,000 in the period September to November last year, unemployment also increased by 7,000 over the quarter to reach 158,000.
That total is however still 20,000 less than it was in the same three months of 2013.
Scotland continues to have a higher employment rate and a lower unemployment rate that the UK as a whole.
North of the border 74.1% of the population are in work and 5.7% are jobless, compared with 73% and 5.8% respectively.
The latest official figures showed 85,000 Scots were out of work and claiming job seeker's allowance in December, a drop of 2,100 on the previous month and 28,2000 lower than December 2013.
A super slimmer is backing a cancer charity's campaign urging the Scottish Government to restrict junk food promotions.
Nicola Sturgeon has said a Supreme Court ruling that the UK Government is "not legally compelled'' to consult the devolved administrations before formally starting the Brexit process raises "fundamental issues'' for Scotland.
Britain's most senior judges will rule if Theresa May has the power to trigger the formal process for the UK's exit from the European Union.
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