Minister says child witnesses in criminal cases need and deserve extra support from justice system.
New centre offers alternatives to women being sent to prison for short sentences.
Health Minister Malcolm Chisholm announces nine new members of Board.
Eilean Siar receives additional capital consent of £70,000 for island project.
Minister responds to forecast of falling population.
£1.5m to help Renfrewshire fulfil its capital expenditure commitments this year.
Additional capital consent for East Ayrshire Council worth £2.3 million.
Cliff stabilisation and justice centre to benefit from £1.5 million of funding.
Chief executive sought 'to drive up standards' in public services.
Lord Advocate sees effects of Crown Office reform at fiscal's office.
Sir John Ward appointed by First Minister Jack McConnell.
£2.3 million allocated to ensure council can meet its expenditure commitments.
Latest projections show population to fall below 5 million by 2009.
Forecasts for Scottish aggregate and individual farm incomes for 2003.
Group sets out priorities for next phase of delivery for organisations working with homeless.
Two new facilities required to cope with rising prison population – Minister.
Predicted rise in average net farm income is £17,000 for 2003/4, compared to £7000 in 2002/3.
Three members of the Council re-appointed for further terms.
Chief Social Work Inspector says investment in services has doubled in last ten years.
Five to 16 year-olds set to benefit from £1 million for sports and outdoor activities.