Edinburgh MSP tables motion on charity chief’s retirement

EADIE CONGRATULATES RETIRING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CHILDREN 1st  MSP for Edinburgh Southern Jim Eadie has today tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament congratulating Anne Houston on her achievements as the Chief Executive of local children’s charity CHILDREN 1st. Ms Houston officially retired at the end of June, having worked as the Chief Executive More...

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By Sarah Boyack On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Housing Bill to allow homeowners to get on with repairs

Lothian Labour MSP, Sarah Boyack, has welcomed new laws to help homeowners get on with common repairs to their property. The provisions, passed yesterday evening as part of the Housing (Scotland) Bill, will allow More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Sale of Council houses to sitting tenants brought to an end in Scotland

The Scottish Government had a long session yesterday to approve The Housing (Scotland) Bill which is designed to improve condition of houses let to either private or social tenants. The new law also prevents the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Rice to chair new Scottish Fiscal Commission

  The Scottish Government has approved the Finance Committee’s recommendations to appoint Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group, Lady Susan Rice, as Chair of the Scottish Fiscal Commission. Professor More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Independence will make a difference to the film industry

  Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop spoke to film industry representatives today to tell them that only independence will improve support to that sector of the creative industries in Scotland.   She is this More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Greens welcome promise on tackling youth unemployment

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy committee, today welcomed a pledge by the Scottish Government to implement findings from the Wood Commission to tackle youth unemployment. Ministers More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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City Centre MSP latest to call on Network Rail to rethink

BIAGI CALLS FOR NETWORK RAIL TO RECONSIDER WAVERLEY TAXI ACCESS Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has today called on Network Rail to rethink their position after banning taxis from Waverley Station and asked Network More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Government backed advert designed to encourage reading

The Scottish Government’s PlayTalkRead campaign encourages parents to play, talk and read with their little ones this summer. The summer activity builds on the campaign’s success in recent years and is More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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Government unveil new plans for dealing with litter

The Scottish Government has just announced the new plans for dealing with litter and fly tipping which they hope will help reduce the amount of litter and increase recycling across the country. Scots are urged More...

By Reader On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Help available for those hit by the ‘Bedroom Tax’

by Marco Biagi MSP The Scottish Government have increased the level of support offered to those hit by the bedroom tax – and it’s vital that those eligible apply. Under pressure, the UK Government lifted a cap More...