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Government increasing support for sportscotland

Sports in Scotland to receive additional support for grassroots through to performance The Scottish Government will increase sportscotland’s core funding by £2 million in 2018-19, from £29.7 million to £31.7 million, to prioritise the development of sport within Scotland. In addition to this, the Scottish Government has also pledged to underwrite More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Scottish Government to set out its draft budget this afternoon

Speaking ahead of presenting the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget to parliament this afternoon, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: “The 2018-19 budget will demonstrate beyond doubt where the Scottish Government’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Dugdale gets written warning over absence

You can hardly fail to have noticed that former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale took part in STV’s I’m a Celebrity in recent weeks. Today she flew back into Glasgow Airport with her friend Alan More...

By JeremyBalfourMSP On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
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Jeremy Balfour MSP meets homelessness campaigners

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for Lothian met with campaigners from the charity Shelter Scotland in the Scottish Parliament this week. The charity brought its campaign “Homelessness: Far from Fixed” More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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Davidson and Sturgeon speak out over Brexit talks

MSP for Edinburgh Central and Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson MSP has spoken out against the proposed deal on Brexit which hinged on a special deal for Northern Ireland.  Talks between the UK More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
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John Byrne ‘s Christmas card for the First Minister unveiled

Artist John Byrne has created a Christmas Card for the First Minister in 2017 which is cheeky as well as festive, and dates back to his own boyhood in Paisley.   ‘Say It With A Kiss!’ is an original artwork More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 1st, 2017
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Tenants have new rights from today

The biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation will mean tenants have more security and stability coupled with better safeguards for landlords, lenders and investors.   The new Private Residential More...

By kathryn.wilkie On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Scotland’s universities welcome India: Deputy First Minister to lead India mission

From 2 – 5 December 2017, a delegation of 21 senior leaders from Scotland’s higher education sector will accompany Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney on an official visit to India. Deputy First More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
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Rates relief to continue for arms length bodies

Charity relief upheld for community venues. The Scottish Government has decided that leisure and cultural venues currently run by council arm’s-length bodies will continue to benefit from charity relief from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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Scottish Labour leader aiming to get his message out with a little help from Corbyn

Richard Leonard, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, will be joined by Jeremy Corbyn today in Glasgow where they will both speak about the months ahead. Mr Leonard will announce his ambition that the core of his More...

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