Designed to ease budgetry pressures, households in Scotland on Universal Credit can now opt for a fortnightly payment instead of being paid monthly.
Scotland voted for its own parliament in September 1997, but has yet to make its mind up about the biggest issue of all.
99% of people who disappear come home again. A third of them don't stay.
The Scottish and UK leaders exchanged fire this week – so, who's winning?
Despite the political renaissance, Scotland's literature is in need of new blood.
Why Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale's federalist ploy is not the right way forward.
Scotland is about to greatly expand its use of tags to have more prisoners serve sentences in their homes and communities.
Scotland's numbers look far worse than the UK's.
The Scots thought their education system was world-beating, until the OECD started publishing rankings.
The two women at the top of UK politics could be heading for a disagreement.
If Holyrood is ultimately answerable to Westminster, Westminster is ultimately answerable to realpolitik.
Why the ruling classes may think twice about landownership in Scotland.
A few notable successes, but could do better.
More and more countries are shining lights on lobbyists' efforts to shape policy. For all the hope of a new politics after the Scottish indyref, the SNP government is offering a limp biscuit.
But will the rigs stop pumping?
The Met's fingerprints are all over the havoc a few hundred miles north.
One of the UK's most senior nurses has been forced to apologise after publicly attacking professional practice. Here's the case for the defence.
If Westminster and Holyrood don't do the right deal over the Scotland Bill, here's why they will be storing up more trouble for the future.
The landed gentry don't like the reforms that are in the offing. But that doesn't mean there's anything radical about them.
New research is looking at obtaining precious omega-3 from GM crops – just as the Scottish government announced a ban.