The Scottish Government says the merger would make railway policing more accountable.
Woman And Child Found Hurt On Edinburgh Street
A woman and young child have been taken to hospital after they were found injured on a street.
Police were called to Stenhouse Street West in Edinburgh at around 4.30am.
The 35-year-old and the toddler were both taken to hospital for treatment.
A Police Scotland spokesman added: "At this time it is not thought that either has sustained life-threatening injuries.
"Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing.''
It is understood police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the case.
Grants ranging from £500 up to £10,000 are being allocated to 494 grassroots organisations across the country.
A HMICS report on how the service is managed and delivered by the SPA makes 23 recommendations for improvement.
RF said progress was crucial with just over a million people in Scotland living in poverty.
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