Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has insisted his Budget gives Scots the ''best deal'' in the UK, despite coming under fire from the Tories for making some taxpayers pay more than south of the border.
Search For Killer As Elderly Victim Named
Police have named the victim of a Glasgow street stabbing as the hunt for the knifeman continues.
Detectives believe John Baker, 76, was murdered during an attempt to rob him in the city's Bridgeton area in the early hours of Wednesday.
The attack is being linked to two other incidents hours earlier, when two women were threatened.
Members of the public went to the aid of Mr Baker, who lived locally, after he was stabbed in Abercromby Street at around 12.30am.
The pensioner was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he died.
At about 10.30pm the previous evening, a 25-year-old woman was threatened with a knife outside Glasgow Central Station.
The thief made off with her bag and was chased down Jamaica Street by two men but managed to get away.
The same man threatened a 53-year-old woman standing alone at a bus stop in the Trongate at around midnight. She managed to push him away and he ran off towards the Barras.
Detective Superintendent Duncan Sloan said: "This man doesn't seem to care who he attacks.
"He is a dangerous individual who is in essence a coward preying on an elderly man and women, and it is imperative that we catch him as soon as possible.
"It is entirely possible that there may have been others that the man approached or threatened either in the city centre or east end prior to the murder.
"If you were a victim or have any information that will assist with our enquiries, then please call the incident room at Govan police office on 0141 532 6723 or via 101.''
The suspect is described as white, in his mid 20s, about 5ft 10ins with a medium build and has a scar on his face.
He was wearing dark trainers with white chunky sole, a baseball cap, a grey hooded top and dark jeans.
Officers are checking CCTV around all three attacks and police patrols have been stepped up in the area.
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.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told how her "heart breaks'' for the family of murdered schoolgirl Paige Doherty after her killer had his sentence cut by four years.
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