FM toasts 'new Scotland' a place that people from around the world will want to call home.
Chief Medical Officer urges moderation in run up to New Year celebrations.
Read Together initiative urges Parents to make time to read with their children.
A total of 981 Honours have been awarded in the 2004 list.
The MTV awards are held in Edinburgh.
Minister visits FareShare project distributing healthy food to homeless hostels.
Minister urges revellers to ensure they don’t bring in 2004 with an unwelcome bang.
Twenty voluntary projects to benefit from £1.38m to provide community transport in rural areas.
Announcement of proposals to extend remit of Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.
Executive contributes £1.368m towards replacement of existing ferry terminal building.
Travel agents join drive to reduce children’s absence from school.
Deputy Health Minister Tom McCabe visits staff and patients at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
A new National Theatre for Scotland is confirmed.
Older people advised to take heed of cold weather and ensure they stay safe as winter starts to bite
Extra £3.7m made available to help companies get their ideas out of labs and into the marketplace.
Voluntary groups working with Scotland’s ethnic minority communities receive £500,000.
Twelve councils to pilot initiative to improve services for young people with additional needs.
Lord Advocate announces creation of new Inspectorate of Prosecution.
The Cairngorms becomes Scotland's second, and the UK’s largest, National Park.
General Register Office displays oldest surviving baptism record.