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Education report card makes grim reading

In theatre and politics, atmosphere is all. In both scenarios, said atmosphere is commonly amplified by the onlookers. Today, during questions to the first minister, the tone was set by her deputy. Boy, did he look glum.

9 February 2017
Brian Taylor Political editor, Scotland

Economy report: Could do better

The jobless rate is low. But employment isn't that strong. And the economic indicators of the Scottish economy include a fall in self-esteem.

21 February 2017
Douglas Fraser Business/economy editor, Scotland

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