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Opposition calls for Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy return

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of being "afraid" to reinstate a survey analysing literacy and numeracy of school pupils.

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Number of Scottish 18-year-olds from deprived areas going to uni at record high

Record levels have been reached of Scottish 18-year-olds from deprived areas going to university, according to official figures.

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Nicola Sturgeon admits almost a third of Scottish taxpayers could face increase

Three out of ten taxpayers in Scotland could be facing a rise in their bills after Thursday's Scottish Budget, the First Minister has indicated.

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Scottish Budget: Income tax increased to 21p for those earning over £24,000

Holyrood's Finance Secretary has insisted most Scots will pay less income tax next year, despite increasing charges for higher earners.

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Young girl 'traumatised' after man steals five-figure sum from car she was in

A nine-year-old girl was left "traumatised" after a man opened her car door and stole a bag containing a large quantity of cash.

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House sales 'flat' in November but expected to pick up in 2018, report says

Activity in the housing market is "subdued" in the run up to Christmas although experts expect sales to pick up over the next few months, according to a report.

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Atlantis Resources buying Uskmouth power station in Simec tie-up

A tidal power firm has reached an agreement with the business empire of Sanjeev Gupta aimed at creating a "new force" in the global renewable energy market.

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MSPs question Ofcom over programmes categorised as Scottish productions

MSPs have questioned senior figures at the UK's broadcasting regulator after programmes such as an England v Serbia football match were categorised as Scottish productions.

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FM backs rule change call for HIV positive man to be commercial airline pilot

Nicola Sturgeon has backed a rule change that would allow an HIV positive man to become a commercial airline pilot.

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Almost half of British people have never visited a Scottish castle, study says

Tourism chiefs have urged visitors to get "castle-bagging" after research revealed almost half of British people have never visited a Scottish castle.

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Piping Live! generates 'breathtaking' £2.5m for Glasgow economy

An international piping festival in Glasgow has broken new records and generated £2.5 million for the local economy, according to a report.

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'Miracle dog' Chino on the mend after jumping off Glasgow bridge

A "miracle dog" has survived a 30ft plunge into a rocky riverbed after leaping off a bridge in Glasgow.

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Anti-rape apps 'place responsibility on everyone except perpetrators'

Anti-rape apps create a "climate of fear" where responsibility for gathering evidence of a sexual assault is pushed on to victims, according to a new study.

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Fourteen Scottish groups to share nearly £2m in lottery funding

Hundreds of isolated older people in Glasgow are among those who will share in almost £2 million of National Lottery funding.

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Unemployment increases in Scotland as UK figure falls

Unemployment in Scotland has increased to 114,000 at the same time as the number of people in work across the country has fallen.

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Firefighters clear chemical leak from hospital car park

Firefighters have dealt with a chemical leak from a delivery van in a hospital car park.

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Think tank says tax rise would be needed to cover funding cuts

Scotland's budget for day-to-day spending could be slashed by £700 million a year in just two years' time, a think tanks has warned, adding that a 2p hike in the basic rate of income tax would be needed to cover the cuts in funding.

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Sturgeon: Innovation will be key theme of Scottish Budget

Nicola Sturgeon has said investing in innovation to increase productivity will be a key focus of the Scottish Budget.

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PM should summon RBS chief over 'unacceptable' branch closures

Theresa May should summon Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Ross McEwan and tell him a recent decision over branch closures is unacceptable, the SNP has said.

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'Strong result' for Scottish fishermen revealed after fishing quota negotiations

Fishing quota talks have produced a "strong result" for Scotland's fishermen, the Rural Economy secretary has said, as a new deal was struck in Brussels which will allow the fleet to catch more of several key stock, including cod and haddock.

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