The latest stories from the Scotland section of the BBC News web site.
Plan to increase pension age sooner
The government plans to bring forward the date when the state pension age is raised from 65 to 68, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
Town flood scheme set to proceed
Councillors are set to push ahead with major flood defences aimed at protecting Stonehaven, costing from £10m to £12m.
Lotto cash to save Cardross seminary
An arts charity is given £565,000 to help save a derelict building in Argyll which is considered by some as a masterpiece of modernist architecture.
Project winners shut down or move
All winners of a pilot retail project have now either shut down or moved out of the Aberdeen community where it was launched, BBC Scotland learns.
Wind warnings of travel disruption
Trains on more than 20 routes in Scotland are cancelled, and motorists are warned of difficult conditions, because of forecast high winds.