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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 in Byrne’s celebrated trademark style. It features a couple about to share a kiss under the mistletoe. The artwork will be auctioned More...

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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 26th, 2017
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Fireworks under discussion

Ash Denham, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, Convened a Public Meeting earlier in the week with Emergency Services and Council Officials to Discuss Concerns and Solutions       75 community members attended a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 20th, 2017
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Arctic Circle Forum – Edinburgh 19-21 November

  A conference is taking place in Edinburgh today and tomorrow which hints that perhaps our future lies with countries nearer the Arctic Circle than the Mediterranean. The two day event is the very first Arctic More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Balfour congratulates Granton Community Gardeners

Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian Region raised a motion  at the Scottish Parliament this week, congratulating Granton Community Gardeners on being awarded £78,534 from the Big Lottery More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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#BeLikeStAndrew this November

The patron saint of Scotland St Andrew is usually recognised at the end of November on St Andrew’s Day. This year the #BeLikeStAndrew campaign would like you to think of ways you can emulate the saint right More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
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Gordon Macdonald’s newsletter is out now

Although recent reports about MSP Gordon Macdonald have told us that he has had a short bout of ill health, he (or his very able staff) has had time to produce a newsletter with updates on what he has been up to. Download More...

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