The most recent figures for GDP in Scotland showed a fall of 0.2% over the period of October to December at the same time as the UK economy grew by 0.7%.
Search For Scottish Woman Missing In Spain
Spanish police are continuing to search for a Scottish woman who disappeared from her home in the country more than a week ago.
Lisa Brown, who lived in Cadiz in southern Spain, was last heard from on Wednesday November 4 when she spoke to her sister, Helen Jordan, on the phone.
Ms Brown was reported missing on November 9 by her ex-partner after she failed to pick up their child from school.
She had lived in Spain since the age of 18 where she commuted to her job in Gibraltar.
Spanish police have restricted any access to her property as part of their ongoing investigation and Ms Brown's mother and brother have travelled to Spain to help with their inquiries.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: ``We are liaising with local authorities and providing assistance to the family of a British national who was reported missing in Spain.''
The second meeting of a Ministerial Working Group to examine building and fire safety regulatory frameworks was held on Wednesday.
Research commissioned by the Trussell Trust showed that half of people using foodbanks said their incomes were "unsteady'' from week to week.
Frank's Law aims to end the situation where people under 65 who have conditions such as dementia, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and cancer have to pay for the care they need.
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