Scotland News:

Scotland-only folic acid plan ruled out
…The head of Scotland's food watchdog has said it is unlikely Scotland would… of Food Standards Scotland said the evidence was clear that fortification could help…. Scotland could add folic acid to flour Folic acid to fortify flour 'would cut birth…


Scotland's papers: Low wage firms named and shamed
… voting no to supporting an independent Scotland . Staffing shortages are regularly… forcing children's wards and newborn baby units in Scotland to close to new patients…


Scotland's employment rate hits record high
Scotland's employment rate hit a record high in the three months to June…, according to official figures. The number of people in work in Scotland reached…. "This is a further vote of confidence in our economy, coming after GDP figures showing Scotland's


New flower of Scotland discovered in Shetland
…Researchers from Stirling University have discovered a new plant. Shetland's monkeyflower was found during fieldwork by a roadside near Lerwick. Scientists believe the discovery could further our understanding of polyploids and early-stage…


Tackling Scotland's teacher troubles
…. There is not a crisis in overall teacher recruitment across Scotland - and there will always… vacancies There have been reports that some 500 teaching posts across Scotland may… currently be unfilled . While teacher numbers across Scotland fell for many years…


Scotland's papers: Drug deaths 'highest in EU'
…The Scotsman says drug-related deaths in Scotland reached a record number last…". The Scottish Sun says drug deaths in Scotland are now eight times the EU average. It leads… of The Troubles. The National says a new report has outlined ways an independent Scotland


Rare butterfly spotted in Scotland after 133 years
… in Scotland for the first time in more than a century. The white-letter hairstreak…. It was only the third time it has been spotted in Scotland with the last recorded sighting… in 1884. Butterfly Conservation Scotland is now working to see if a breeding colony…


Scotland's largest solar farm gets green light
…The green light has been given for what will be Scotland's largest solar farm…: "Large-scale solar has played a part in Scotland since 2005 and we are now beginning… Scotland's clear skies and longer daylight hours mean the area is attractive…


Baby box scheme rolled out across Scotland
… are to be delivered to new mothers across Scotland for the first time. The cardboard boxes also… in other parts of the UK. But the Scotland-wide rollout, which follows successful pilot… to all expecting mothers in one part of the country. What is Scotland's Baby Box…


Scotland's papers: Couple 'killed each other'
…. Under the headline Wanted: 500 Teachers To Fill Posts in Scotland's Schools… government amid escalating concerns about the level of religious hate crime in Scotland