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Brexit update after London meeting

Following the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in London earlier today, Mike Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, urged the UK Government to drop their plans for a hard Brexit, give clarity on the rights of EU citizens and focus on securing a deal that allows Scotland, and the rest of the UK, to remain in the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Queensferry Crossing ‘boost to business’

The Economy Secretary Keith Brown was in Fife earlier today speaking to Fife Chamber of Commerce, when he said that the Queensferry Crossing is already benefitting business. Mr Brown went to the newly renovated More...

By Nigel Duncan On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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Childcare spending to double

Nicola Sturgeon with some youngsters Spending on childcare will double to £840m a year by 2021-22 in a bid to transform the life chances of children in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reaffirmed the More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, October 9th, 2017
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Bursary to move into teaching

John Swinney Bursaries of £20,000 will be available from next year for people wishing to change career and become a teacher in priority science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects. This new bursary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh St James – new investment figures announced

We are all now well aware of the new shopping and residential development on the site of the former St James Centre. Leith Street is closed to all except pedestrians, cyclists and emergency services while major More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Ben Macpherson MSP – annual report video

L-R Miles Briggs MSP, Dr Bell’s Family Centre Chair Sarah Gunn with Ben Macpherson MSP, Trustee Malcolm Chisholm and Green MSP Alison Johnstone Ben Macpherson MSP represents Edinburgh North and Leith. This More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Gordon Macdonald MSP – monthly newsletter

Gordon Macdonald is MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands and this is his regular newsletter : Download [2.13 MB] Gordon is a member of the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work committee and the Finance and Constitution Committee More...

By Nigel Duncan On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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£1.3m to support locally-produced food

Crops growing in a field in Midlothian has more chance of ending up in Scottish schools. Picture Nigel Duncan Media Plans to increase the use of Scottish produce in schools, hospitals and other public sector organisations More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Action Porty now own Bellfield Church

A community group in Edinburgh has become the first organisation in an urban area to benefit from community right to buy powers. Action Porty has today taken ownership of the former Portobello Old Parish Church More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
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Scottish Government’s programme hailed as greenest ever

Environmental groups applauded the new Programme for Government announced in Holyrood yesterday, which contains a host of ‘green’ measures. Friends of the Earth believe such steps will improve the lives More...

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