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.
Tributes To Pair Found Dead In Tower Block
Tributes have been paid to a man and woman who died in a disturbance in which a third man apparently leapt to his death.
The pair, named locally as Keith Taylor and Tracy Gabriel, were found following a disturbance at a block of flats in Aberdeen on Tuesday evening.
Police Scotland said their deaths are being treated as murder.
Witnesses described seeing another man - named locally as Hugh Gallacher - fall to his death from the 12th floor of Donside Court in the Tillydrone area shortly after police arrived.
The bodies of Ms Gabriel, originally from Huntly in Aberdeenshire, and Mr Taylor were later found in a flat in the tower block.
Speaking to the Daily Record, Ms Gabriel's father, Alex, 63, said: "Tracy was a very cheery, generous person who would give you the last pound in her pocket. Maybe she was sometimes too generous to the wrong people, who took advantage of her.
"All she ever wanted to do was make sure everyone was okay. I can't believe something like this has happened to her.''
Her daughter Samantha, 21, said: "I'm struggling to believe this has happened.''
Writing on Facebook, a friend of Mr Taylor said: "I would Like to say rest in peace to one of my oldest best friends Keith Taylor.
"Man we had so much fun and crazy times too and I remember all the trouble we didn't mean get into to but it just happened.
"You will always be in my life man RIP Keith.''
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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