Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted his tax and spending plans will give Scots the ''best deal'' in the UK as Holyrood approved his Budget for the coming year.
SNP MSP Thanks Police After Facebook Racist Fined
A Scottish Government Minister has thanked Police Scotland after a man from Fife was fined for sending him racist abuse after the Paris attacks.
Garry David lives in Dunfermline and posted a rant on Facebook the day after the terror attacks that killed 130 people in France last November.
The 42 year old told the Humza Yousaf MSP on Facebook: “Get to f*** out of my country.”
The SNP politician has tweeted his thanks to the authorities this morning.
He said: "Thanks Police Scotland & COPFS"
"Important we continue report racism & hatred of any form - never any excuse for it"
Heart's Connor Gillies spoke to the Scottish Government Minister:
Mr David was fined £700 at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
French police believe three groups of terrorists carried out a wave of shootings and suicide bombings that left 129 people dead and more than 350 injured in Paris.
All seven suicide bombers wore identical explosives vests, said Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins.
A Flybe plane has been evacuated after its gear collapsed after landing.
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.
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