Airport passenger duty bill passed

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay A bill to replace Air Passenger Duty in Scotland was passed by the Scottish Parliament last week. The Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill sets the structure of the new tax and how it will be collected and managed by Revenue Scotland. Detail on tax bands and tax rate amounts will be set out in secondary legislation in the More...

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By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, June 25th, 2017
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Scotland’s first graduate-level medicine course

Health  Secretary Shona Robison sees robotic surgery in action Applications for a degree course offering exisiting graduates a new route into medicine will open in September, Health Secretary Shona Robison has More...

By Nigel Duncan On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Film fund generates £17m

Filming major box-office attractions in Scotland helps the economy A fund to incentivise film production in Scotland has generated £17.5m for the economy returning £10 for every pound spent, Culture Secretary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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New Information Commissioner proposed

Daren Fitzhenry is to be nominated by the Scottish Parliament as the new Scottish Information Commissioner next week.  He will succeed Rosemary Agnew who was Information Commissioner till last April.  He More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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First Minister to address ‘Brexfast’ at the Royal Highland Show

The First Minister will be up early this morning to get out to Ingliston to speak to farmers visiting the Royal Highland Show. She is to speak about the way that EU nationals are vital to the agriculture industry More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Freedom of Information to become more transparent

The Scottish Government has announced that all information released  in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests will be published online from 3 July 2017, in line with a commitment to open and transparent More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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National Clean Air Day 2017

The Scottish Government says that Scotland is making progress tackling air pollution, according to a new report launched today. In the last 18 months 40 key actions have been progressed as part of the Clean Air More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 15th, 2017
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Craigour Park Primary win School Reading Journey award

An Edinburgh primary school has received an award from the First Minister in a nationwide competition to encourage Scottish children to foster a lifelong love of reading. Pupils at Craigour Park Primary School More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
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First Minister writes to the Prime Minister

Today the First Minister has sent a letter to Theresa May the Prime Minister urging her to think about the Scottish and Welsh interests when discussing Brexit next week, and to allow for representation from the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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First Minister’s expenses for US trip released

The First Minister’s trip to the US interested The Edinburgh Reporter, particularly the second half of it, as she arrived in New York when I was already there for Tartan Week. I had the opportunity of following More...