The inquiry into a bin lorry crash which killed six people in Glasgow hears claims of "significant shortcomings" in the council recruitment processes.
The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.
The Queen is to officially open the new rail line between the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh next month.
The nation mourns the passing of entertainment icon Cilla Black and the UK government prepares to sell its shares in RBS.
Is 'clearing' fair to Scottish students?
Pictures from Mumford & Sons festival in the Highlands
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 24 and 31 July.
Images from the annual events in Langholm and Lauder
A look at the pet industry, which has grown into a £5bn a year business.
A messy set of Diageo accounts helps explain why Scotch whisky's rapid growth has hit the rocks. The industry giant has stalled, and it’s turning its marketing attention to rival spirits.
Business/economy editor, Scotland
European 400m hurdles champion Eilidh Child admits the latest revelations surrounding doping in athletics "make her heart sink".