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Tribute to be paid to motor neurone disease campaigner Gordon Aikman at Holyrood

MSPs will pay tribute to motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Gordon Aikman as his legacy is remembered at Holyrood.

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Green MSP seeks rates system 'scrutiny' as annulment motion withdrawn

Green MSP Andy Wightman has called for a "fundamental examination" of the business rates system amid concerns about a lack of scrutiny.

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Can and bottle deposit return scheme backed by Coca-Cola

Drinks giant Coca-Cola has given its backing to a campaign to introduce a deposit return scheme for cans and bottles in Scotland.

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Police Scotland delivers 'substantial improvements' in stop and search activity

Scotland's police force has delivered "substantial improvements" in the way it conducts, records and monitors its stop and search activity, according to a new report.

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Tories unveil environmental and climate change proposals

Free town-centre parking for electric cars, the creation of new nuclear power plants and a target for half of Scotland energy to be produced by renewables are among Scottish Conservatives' plans to protect the environment and tackle climate change.

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Heavy snow forecast in Scotland as Storm Doris weather warnings upgraded

Weather warnings for Storm Doris have been upgraded, with heavy snow now forecast in parts of Scotland.

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LGBTI education campaigner wanted to kill himself at school, MSPs told

A campaigner for mandatory LGBTI-inclusive education in schools told MSPs he wanted to take his own life as a pupil due to a lack of support.

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Climber dies in hospital after fall in Cairngorms

A climber who was rescued from a mountain in the Cairngorms has died of his injuries.

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No more tears as otter cub found on doorstep returns to wild

An otter cub found crying on a doorstep has been successfully returned to the wild after a year in care.

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Charity calls for more family conflict mediation services

Family conflicts are affecting the mental health of three quarters of parents and almost a third of youngsters, new research has found.

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First cloned mammal Dolly the sheep still inspires scientists 20 years on

Dolly the sheep continues to inspire research 20 years after she was revealed to the world, scientists have said.

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Call to celebrate citizenship in style at Wimbledon, FA Cup and Glastonbury

Citizenship ceremonies should be held at events such as the FA Cup final, the Wimbledon tennis tournament and Glastonbury, according to a new report.

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Beach sealed off after unexploded device found

Part of a beach has been cordoned off after the discovery of a suspected unexploded device.

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First-ever income-tax rates vote held by MSPs in Scottish Parliament

MSPs have voted on income-tax rates and bands in Scotland for the first-time ever, with Holyrood opting to freeze the point at which the higher 40p tax rate kicks in.

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Hospitality sector business rate increases capped

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has capped business rate increases for the hospitality sector in response to widespread concern about the impact of a controversial revaluation.

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Third Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry panel member resigns

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has been hit by another resignation, leaving it with just one panel member.

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Tories 'rattled' by second independence referendum prospect, SNP claims

UK Government ministers are "clearly rattled" about the prospect of a possible second independence referendum, the SNP has claimed, after Theresa May's cabinet meeting focused on the importance of the Union.

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River death boy named by police as Jacob McIntyre, two

A two-year-old boy found dead in a rural river has been named by police.

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Youth football body turned down background checks help, MSPs told

The national governing body for youth football in Scotland has turned down an offer of help to clear a "significant" backlog of coaches and officials who have not completed comprehensive background checks.

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Rescue operation for injured Cairngorms climber

Police, coastguard and mountain rescue teams were called into action to help a fallen climber in the Cairngorms.

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