Whistleblower claims surgeons banned from Dundee hospital A&E to manipulate waiting time figures
A surgeon at Ninewells hospital said waiting time figures were being manipulated.
Surgeons at Dundee's Ninewells hospital have been banned from seeing patients in A&E to manipulate waiting time figures.
A doctor at the hospital told the BBC that this was being done to manipulate waiting time figures and the move was putting patient safety at risk.
Lord Janner could face Scottish trial over historical abuse
Police Scotland are investigating a claim of historical abuse against Lord Janner
LORD Janner may be prosecuted for alleged historical sex abuse in Scotland despite being declared unfit to stand trial in England.
Police Scotland are currently investigating one claim of historical abuse against the 86-year-old dating from the 1970's.
Cuts to Scotland's budget reduced, but still total over PS100m
Finance secretary John Swinney is still angered by the cuts to an already agreed budget
THE UK Government will cut Scotland's budget by PS70m less than originally estimated, but the Scottish Government still faces a cut in it's 2015/16 budget of over PS100m.
The budget was due to be cut by PS176.8m but the Treasury has now reduced the figure to PS107m.
Chancellor George Osborne has stated that this is due to UK department budgets being cut by PS3bn, except the protected areas of Health, Education and international aid.
Islanders launch campaign against high flight prices
A Facebook campaign against excessive flight prices to Scotland's islands gathered over 6,000 likes in 24 hours
ISLANDERS have started a campaign against the high prices LoganAir and Flybe charge to travel to and from the islands.
A Facebook page, 'islanders against LoganAir and Flybes excessive flight prices', was started by Shetland resident Scott Preston in the early hours of Sunday [7 June] morning. Within 24 hours it had over 6,300 likes and by Monday morning it was over 7,500.
First Minister set for The Daily Show appearance as she begins visit to the US
Nicola Sturgeon's US visit begins with invstment being secured for Livingston factory
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has begun her four day trip to the US, and is set to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
The appearance on the US satire news program will take place on Monday evening, as Sturgeon begins her first official trip to the US since becoming First Minister last year.
Kezia Dugdale rejects calls for a separate Scottish Labour party
Dugdale wants more autonomy for Scottish organisation but does not want a separate party
SCOTTISH Labour leader candidate Kezia Dugdale has dismissed calls for a separate Scottish party.
The move comes after Cowdenbeath Labour MSP Alex Rowley said the best way to rebuild after May's election defeat was to free the party from the "constraints" of UK Labour.
Plans to tackle suicide in Scotland's Polish community announced
See Me to spearhead campaign
PLANS have been launched to help tackle the "alarming" suicide rate among Scotland's Polish community.
New figures suggest that suicide accounts for 20 deaths in 100,000 among the Polish community - much higher than the national average of 14 in every 100,000.
See Me, Scotland's national programme to end the stigma of mental illness, will tackle the attitudes surrounding mental illness in the Polish community and around Scotland.
Sixth year pupils threaten to quit Hebridean school over timetable complaints
Students have complained about classes being cut
SIXTH year pupils in a Hebridean School have threatened to quit in a row over classes.
Pupils at Sgoil Lionacleit in Benbecula have all requested leavers forms saying that many classes have been axed and that the school is failing to provide a co-ordinated timetable.
There is to be an emergency parent-council meeting on Monday and it is expected Western Isles Council education director Bernard Chisholm will join the meeting via video link from Stornoway.
Scots scriever role created to promote and produce work in Scots language
The position is funded by Creative Scotland
A SCOTS SCRIEVER is to be appointed to promote and produce work in the Scots language.
The successful applicant will be expected to use social media and other means to raise awareness and promote the different dialects of Scots. 'Scriever' is a Scottish word for 'scribe'.
The post is based at the National library of Scotland and is funded with PS50,000 from Creative Scotland.
UK Household debt at record levels, think tank warns
Household debt up by PS34bn in three years, report claims
UK household debt has risen to record levels, think tank the Centre for Social Justice has warned.
The right-wing think tank, set up by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, recommended that there should be a new way of lending aimed at people on low incomes.