Scotland's deficit fell to £13.3 billion for 2016/17 amid an increase in oil and gas revenues, according to new figures.
Scotland 'Prepared' For Ebola
Scotland's NHS is "fully prepared" to respond should a case of Ebola be confirmed in the country, the Health Secretary has said.
Alex Neil said the Scottish Government was closely monitoring the outbreak of the deadly virus in West Africa but insisted that it poses a very low risk to Scotland.
The country has the expertise and facilities in place to contain any case that might be diagnosed, he added.
First Minister Alex Salmond will convene a meeting of the Government's resilience committee today.
The committee will ensure that the health service is prepared for the possibility of an Ebola case as well as consider further measures to support countries affected by the outbreak.
The Government has already provided £500,000 to the World Health Organisation to help combat the spread of the disease in west Africa.
Mr Neil said: "Ebola currently poses a very low risk to Scotland and we have been working closely with Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to monitor this situation since the outbreak in west Africa began.
"It should be emphasised that, even if a case was diagnosed, we have the expertise and facilities to ensure that this would be contained and isolated effectively.
"But it is right to ensure that we are both doing all we can to help in the countries affected and that Scotland's NHS stands ready should a case of Ebola be confirmed in Scotland.
"The Scottish Government is working with other UK departments to ensure that appropriate border controls are in place and we have a co-ordinated response to this, continually evolving, situation. This is in line with advice and actions being introduced globally.
"Scotland has a robust health protection surveillance system which monitors global disease outbreaks and ensures that we are fully prepared to respond to such situations."
A man has been arrested after a teenager was allegedly seriously sexually assaulted in a vehicle which she got into thinking it was a taxi.
Emergency services were called to the scene in Renton Road in Dumbarton following the crash which happened at about 8.40am.
The NSPCC helpline in Scotland made 905 referrals to the police and social services in 2016/17.
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