Scotland's top earners pocketed 77 times more than minimum wage workers in 2014
New research shines fresh light on Scotland's wealth inequality
FRESH data shows that top bosses at 12 of Scotland's FTSE-listed businesses earned a total of PS55m in 2014.
The research was carried out by the think tank High Pay Centre, which is set to host a fringe event at this weekend's SNP conference and has vowed to place income inequality at the heart of its agenda.
Report calls for radical gender quotas in politics, media and economics
LSE Commission of Gender and Inequality advises multi sector gender quotas
A RESEARCH COMMISSION at the London School of Economics (LSE) has advised that gender quotas be made mandatory in high-powered positions across the UK.
The LSE Commission of Gender and Inequality stated that the move would dramatically increase the percentages of women working in managerial positions in both the public and private sector.
Scotland's largest Gaelic festival went down a storm
The Royal National Mod hailed a success
SCOTLAND'S biggest Gaelic cultural festival, the Royal National Mod, has been labelled a "tremendous" success.
The festival returned back to Oban for the first time since its initiation six years ago.
It witnessed the arrival of thousands of competitors from countries such as Canada, the USA and Germany.
This year's Royal National Mod was headlined by Capercaillie's Donald Shaw and Karen Matheson.
Celebrities endorse 'Orkney Four' campaign to unseat Alistair Carmichael
High profile names back the campaign to remove Scotland's last Liberal Democrat MP
AS Shetland and Orkney's Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael's case returns to court following the Frenchgate scandal, the crowdfunder for the Orkney Four campaign to remove the disgraced representative has reached PS110,000 as celebrities back the cause .
Over 6,100 backers have contributed to the campaign, with high profile endorsements from celebrities such as author Irvine Welsh, actor Alan Cumming and TV executive Stuart Cosgrove.
Engender creates women's equality manifesto ahead of 2016 Scottish election
Leading feminist organisation creates manifesto for change
A COLLABORATION of women's equality organisations have created the Gender Matters Manifesto, which establishes 20 aims for political parties in Scotland to commit to in the run up to the 2016 Holyrood election.
Medecins Sans Frontieres: Who are they and what do they do?
What differentiates Medecins Sans Frontieres on the internationl stage?
AS humanitarian and human rights groups rally around Medecins Sans Frontieres in calling for a war crime investigation in the aftermath of the US bombing of an Afghan hospital , CommonSpace takes a look at the organisation in more detail.
How was MSF created?
Tory women MPs accuse the party of reducing them to "arm candy"
Tories accused of selecting women MPs for show amid criticism over all-male panels
CONSERVATIVE women MPs have accused their party of lining them up as “arm candy” beside David Cameron at this year’s conference.
According to the
, a rota has been created that lists which MPs are to stride beside the prime minister between his various conference events.
Michelle Thomson to face commons standards watchdog
MP referred to a standards watchdog following inquiry into alleged irregular property deals
EDINBURGH WEST SNP MP Michelle Thomson, who recently became embroiled in an alleged scandal over property deals, is to be referred to the Commons Standards Watchdog.
It is understood that Andrew Bridgen, a Conservative MP, forwarded a criticism about Thomson to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
Police Scotland launched an investigation into alleged irregularities with property deals carried out by Thomson's former company.
Theresa May criticised for blaming immigrants for housing shortages and low wages
Theresa May has been accused of scapegoating immigrants after giving a contraversial conference speech
HOME SECRETARY Theresa May is facing a backlash after her Conservative party conference speech on immigration.
May's speech to the Conservative Party Conference outlined her vision for the future of migration in the UK.
However, critics have accused the home secretary of scapegoating immigrants in an effort to redirect the blame for problems caused by her party.
Refugee images "should shame us all" says Humza Yousaf after Lesbos visit
Scottish Government minister calls on Europe to act now following his trip to Greece
HUMZA YOUSAF, Scotland’s minister for Europe and international development, has described a recent visit to Lesbos as “eye opening and emotional”.
Lesbos has witnessed thousands of refugees arriving on a daily basis who are fleeing conflict or persecution.The island is struggling to manage the influx of men, women and children arriving on its shores, most of whom are traumatised and suffering from exhaustion.