Stuart Hogg has had an eye catching start to the Six Nations. Another strong performance this afternoon could book his ticket to Australia
Once associated with the hunting, shooting, fishing set, Harris Tweed is enjoying a global surge in popularity.
Hollyoaks stars and designer Wayne Hemingway MBE are supporting NHS Blood and Transplant's appeal to recruit vital new blood donors.
Paramedics in Scotland are taking part in a world leading trial to provide blood analysis of cardiac patients to speed up diagnosis.
Ambulance staff are being trained to carry out tests, normally done in hospital, while the patient is in being transported to hospital.
The trial is being carried out in the Borders. It is hoped that providing test results for cardiac teams before the patient arrives in hospital will save lives.
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Well-being.
The supermarket chain Aldi has promised to re-label some of its cooked meat products after they appeared to suggest that they came from Scottish beef and turkey.
The meat was actually from the EU and Brazil but it was processed in Kirkconnel, near Sanquhar.
The food retailer was responding to outrage from local farmers in the Scottish Borders.
Matthew Taylor reports:
The Justice Secretary for Scotland, Kenny MacAskill will appear in front of Holyrood's justice committee to defend his plans to scrap one in five of the country's sheriff courts.
Peebles, Duns and Kirkcudbright Sheriff Courts could close by January 2015 as part of the new restructuring plans.
Pro-smoking lobby group Forest has questioned the need for a change to smoking legislation, after South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume proposed plans to ban smoking in cars with children.
– Simon Clark, Director, Forest
"Most smokers are sensible enough to know that lighting up in a car with children is inconsiderate at best and research suggests that only a tiny minority still do it.
"Education has to be better than yet another law that would be very difficult to enforce."
"A ban on smoking in private vehicles would represent a major intrusion into people's private lives. What next, a ban on smoking in the home if children are present?"
“We don’t encourage adults to smoke in cars carrying children but legislation is out of all proportion to the problem.”
A South of Scotland MSP is launching a bid to make it illegal for people to smoke in cars with children in them.
Jim Hume is hoping to introduce a members bill at the Scottish Parliament to bring in the ban.
Australia, Canada and South Africa have laws that ban people smoking with children in their cars.
“Passive smoking is entirely avoidable and a private vehicle is one of the few places a child can still be legally exposed to tobacco smoke.
"I want to change this so that we can better safeguard the rights of children in Scotland and give them the healthiest start in life.
"I'll be making that case to MSP's today when I launch the consultation, but I hope that people and organisations from across Scotland will have their say.
– Jim Hume MSP, Scottish Liberal Democrats, South of Scotland
"A host of supportive organisations such as Children in Scotland, the British Lung Foundation, ASH Scotland and the British Heart Foundation will attend the launch today.
"I hope that MSPs of all parties will attend and put their questions to myself and to the experts who are supporting these proposals."
A proposal to ban smoking in cars when under 16's are present is to be launched by South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume later today (Tuesday 28th May).
The consultation launch will provide an opportunity to learn more about the proposals, the scientific arguments for changing the law and the opinions of children on being exposed to second-hand smoke.
First Minister Alex Salmond and Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will launch a report on Scotland's economic strengths and the case for independence in Falkirk today (21st May).
They say that Scotland has the talent and the resources to be more successful but needs the full economic levers to fulfil its potential.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week has kicked off in the Scottish Borders with a celebration of employers and workers in the textile industry.
South of Scotland MSP Paul Wheelhouse is leading the celebrations around Modern Apprenticeships in Hawick, and is being joined by Borders textiles and knitwear businesses.
Creative Skillset along with the Borders Textile Training Group, the Scottish Textiles and Leather Association and the Scottish Textiles Academic Group, are hosting an event in Hawick Town Hall to recognise 31 local workers who have gained qualifications within the industry.
– Ian Mcleod, Manufacturing Director, Hawick Knitwear
"This event marks a significant milestone for our industry. The Modern Apprenticeship programme has been a challenging and exciting opportunity for the knitwear industry in Hawick.
"By establishing this programme, our industry is in a great position to attract, train and develop the existing and next generation of employees.
"This will safeguard our industry's future sustainability, so that we are able to meet the demand for high quality Scottish made products for years to come."
The Scottish launch for the Tour of Britain has been taking place against the stunning backdrop of Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway - which will be the finish point in Scotland.
Some of the world's top cyclists will be taking part on September 15th, but there is a chance for local people to take part in their own ride the day before as Kim Inglis reports:
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Cyclists of all ages are being given the chance to ride the same route as the professionals the day before the Tour arrives in Dumfriesshire.
Race director Mick Bennett explains what activities are involved in the race build up: