Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has claimed "nobody can hold a candle" to Scotland's bridges after unveiling a plaque commemorating the Forth Bridge's world heritage status.
Scot dead after fire rips through home
One person has died in a house fire in Aberdeenshire.
The blaze broke out at around 6.10am on Thursday and police and fire services are still at the house in the Kindrochit Drive area of Braemar.
Investigations are continuing and the identity and sex of the victim have not been released by emergency services.
A spokeswoman said: ``Police Scotland are currently in attendance and assisting the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service with a house fire in the Kindrochit Drive area of Braemar.
"Police were informed at around 6.10am this morning and inquiries are at an early stage.
"However, sadly we can confirm that an individual has died. Further details will be released in due course.''
Family members now spend an average 13 hours a week providing childcare and the average cost is now £4.19 an hour for each child.
Almost 1.8 million votes cast north of the border in June did not go towards electing an MP.
More than 15,000 tonnes of litter are discarded in Scotland each year.
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