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Political news from Scotland

Andrew Black
Political reporter
BBC Scotland news website

The 2007 Scottish Parliament and local government elections have delivered unprecedented change for the nation.

The SNP is in power for the first time and PR voting has dramatically altered the face of Scotland's councils.

The expansion of the BBC news website will bring more in-depth coverage of the devolved administration.

Because the site is constantly updated, it is the quickest way for stories to reach a local, national and international audience.

As well as covering the latest on the Scottish government, my job is also to report on the political events which shape and affect Scotland as a nation.

Breaking news

Whether these occur at Holyrood, Westminster or further afield - you will be able to catch up with the latest news, as it happens on the day.

Our political coverage reports on the main events at the Scottish Parliament, including committee meetings and the latest from the main chamber, such as first minister's question time.

BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor also blogs regularly on this site about the latest hot issues in politics and the business of running Scotland - providing a forum where you can also have your say.

This is a new Scotland, run by a party in minority government where every parliamentary vote is crucial - and where bridging party divides to achieve change matters like never before.

You can get in touch with me or send pictures, video footage and breaking news by clicking here or pasting newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk into the "To" field of your email.

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