Motorway boost for travelling Scots

The £500m M8, M73 and M74 motorway improvements project has been officially opened, saving motorists up to 20 minutes on journey times. The project, including the new seven mile stretch of the M8 motorway, aims to tackle congestion problems in central Scotland and is the first part of a combined £1.7b investment by Transport Scotland in the roads More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 14th, 2017
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Baby Boxes being delivered in Scotland from tomorrow

The Scottish Government is ready to start sending out baby boxes to all newborn babies due from tomorrow. They claim that the policy which has already been trialled in Scotland since earlier in the year, and which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 10th, 2017
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Brexit Bill talks held in Edinburgh

The UK First Secretary of State Damian Green was accompanied by The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell when he visited Edinburgh yesterday. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the Brexit Bill and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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National exam helpline goes live today

In anticipation of exam results being announced by SQA in Scotland tomorrow, a free national helpline offering advice, information and support for young people and their parents has gone live.  Deputy First Minister More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 6th, 2017
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Culture Secretary calls for freedom of movement

EU fundamental to continued development of creative sector. The Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said earlier that it is crucial that freedom of movement within the EU is retained to ensure Scotland’s culture More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Queensferry Crossing to open on 4 September

Queensferry Crossing, July 2017 On the anniversary of the opening of the Forth Road Bridge in 1964, Her Majesty The Queen will open the Queensferry Crossing in 2017. She will be accompanied by The First Minister More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 4th, 2017
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Lothians MSP was part of delegation to Bavaria

Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has told us about   the recent visit made by MSPs to Bavaria.   Lindhurst was part of a delegation of three Convener MSPs who accompanied the Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Lothians MSP says ‘Care homes must do better’

The Scottish Conservatives obtained figures relating to the ratings given by the Care Inspectorate and their verdict is that hundreds of them must improve. They say that one in four facilities were rated unsatisfactory, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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A&E on target in June

June performance at 95.5%. The Scottish Government tell us that performance across Scotland’s accident and emergency departments was just above the 95% target during June. ISD Scotland have published monthly More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Public asked for views on road works

The Scottish Government wants to hear the views on proposals to raise standards and improve the quality of road works, enhance enforcement and provide additional powers for the Scottish Road Works Commissioner. The More...