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%.
Woman Killed After Edinburgh Cliff Fall
A woman has died after falling 20 metres at Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.40pm on Wednesday after receiving reports that a woman had fallen down a cliff face.
A rescue attempt was launched involving the Coastguard helicopter, police and the ambulance service.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A multi-agency rescue operation was launched but the woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this.
"Motorists and members of the public are advised to avoid the area as emergency services are still in attendance.''
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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