Call for additional support to be maintained in colleges

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and education spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, expressed concern today about a report by the EIS showing cuts to Additional Support Needs in Scotland’s colleges. Alison said: “If we’re serious about overcoming barriers to education and ensuring access for all, we must maintain Additional Support More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Sarah Boyack to stand in Labour leadership contest

Sarah Boyack the Lothians MSP Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack has announced that she is a candidate in the contest for Scottish Labour leader. She is the first to enter the race but any other candidates have until Friday More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 27th, 2014

Nominations for Scottish Labour leader open today

Following Johann Lamont’s sensational resignation from the leadership of Scottish Labour, many political commentators suggest the party is in disarray.  Candidates for leadership will be invited to declare More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Westminster announces plans on devolution

The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael MP, announced today plans for increased devolution in Scotland following the No vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum. You can read these in full More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Government offers ‘support for Edinburgh’ in budget

Thursday’s budget delivered on the ask of the Scottish people for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, Finance Secretary John Swinney said today. Setting out the budget to parliament, Mr Swinney said the plans, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Government committee meets to discuss Ebola

With the world watching West Africa, and the incidence of cases in the US and in Spain, it is clear that the matter of Ebola is not one which any country in the world can ignore. Health experts across the globe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

New funding for ocean energy from Scottish Government

Scottish ocean energy companies will be able to bid for a share of a new €7 million funding pot, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing will say today in Paris. At the Ocean Energy Conference being held at the Marriott More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Scottish Government acting on climate change

The Scottish Government’s Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed to Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, that he will take up her suggestion of encouraging public sector pension funds More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 29th, 2014

Government praise for recycling – but councils ‘could do better’

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has praised all 32 Scottish councils for their efforts to increase recycling but made clear more progress is required. The latest household waste statistics show the percentage More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, September 26th, 2014

Scottish Sport Relief new funding available

Second phase of joint initiative with Sport Relief to help most disadvantaged. The Scottish Government has announced that funding is now available under phase two of the highly successful Scottish Sport Relief More...