Minister proposes that some trials allowed to take place when accused fails to attend court.
Media told of importance of week ahead for the government's programme.
The First Minister will be answering questions live on the Internet this Wednesday.
Ross Finnie confirms he is to take three months off following heart by-pass operation.
FM toasts 'new Scotland' a place that people from around the world will want to call home.
The First Minister welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin to Edinburgh.
Webcast by the First Minister.
First Minister Jack McConnell names the Ministers in his new Cabinet team following the election.
First Minister at elevation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh.
Minister welcomes publication of report into the 2003 elections.
Volunteers congratulated on work to open buildings and archaeological sites to public.
Chief Inspector of Prisons says prison continues to cope despite overcrowding and staff shortages.
Appeal’s website facility encourages Scots to pay tribute ex-Servicemen and women.
New projects aim to ensure future workforce has the right skills.
Cattle herd to be slaughtered to prevent further spread of disease.
Reform will strengthen Highlands and Islands Convention – First Minister.
King James VI exhibition at Edinburgh Castle opened by First Minister.
First meeting of Scottish Euro Preparations Committee takes place in Edinburgh.
Guidelines to help those who run away from home or who are exploited through prostitution.
Minister welcomes figures showing rise in number of children attending pre-school education.