First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond celebrated the life and legacy of Brian Adam MSP at Friday’s funeral service in Aberdeen.

Mr Salmond said:

In keeping with our aim to provide, as often as we can, a full recording of First Minister’s Questions, we have uploaded the latest session.

Many people are unable to navigate both the Scottish Parliament’s own recordings and BBC Scotland’s online recording of the event, and thus Newsnet Scotland believes that by publishing here we make the event accessible to a much wider audience than would otherwise be the case.

Tenants and landlords in the private rented sector are to benefit from a new Tenant Information Pack (TIP) which will improve access to information on renting and help ensure that accommodation is good quality and well managed.

Launched by Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, landlords have a legal duty to provide the TIP to new tenants.

Official statistics published today show that the value of retail sales in Scotland grew by 2.5 per cent over the last 12 months while the volume of retails sales rose by two per cent.

This is above the growth rate for Great Britain where the value of retail sales grew by two per cent annually and the volume of retail sales rose by 1.3 per cent over the past year.

The South China Morning Post reports that the case for Scottish independence has received a boost from an unlikely source.

In a week when currency has been high on the agenda of the independence debate, money changers in Hong Kong have been offering a separate and more favourable rate of exchange for Scottish pound notes than the English countrpart.