Holyrood ending ‘right to buy’ in Scotland is a good thing says city centre MSP

  The SNP has said that it welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that they will fast-track the end of Right to Buy. During a debate on the Housing (Scotland) Bill, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess announced that the Scottish Government will amend the notice period for Right to Buy from three to two years after the date the Bill More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Sustrans announce funding for cycling projects

  New cycling routes are to be set up across Scotland following a funding announcement from Transport Scotland. Sustrans the transport charity is going to build 136 projects in an effort to get people out More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Independent MSP for Lothians Margo MacDonald dies

Margo MacDonald was a force to be reckoned with. As an independent MSP she was very effective in the debating chamber, and well able to tell the Presiding Officer and MSPs across all parties that they were behaving More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Funding announced to create modern, family friendly workplaces

A new initiative launched today (Wednesday) by families charities has secured funding to get a fairer deal for working parents and help more fathers to balance work and family life. Fathers Network Scotland, Parenting More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

First Minister announces cash for jobs at SCVO Gathering

The First Minister announced £4 million for extra jobs at the Gathering in Glasgow this morning. Unusually for him he attended an event early in the morning and The Edinburgh Reporter was there at 8.00am to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Edinburgh MSP challenges UK Government on ‘bedroom tax’

EADIE CHALLENGES MUNDELL TO ACT ON BEDROOM TAX Jim Eadie, MSP for Edinburgh Southern, has written to Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP this week urging him to support the call made by the Scottish Government More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Government agrees funding to maintain council tax freeze

As part of government budget setting for the next year MSPs approved over £10.6 billion of funding to deliver local services across Scotland earlier today. The Scottish Government confirmed it would also More...

By Thomas Haywood On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Supporters celebrate Equal Marriage passing into Law at Holyrood

Supporters celebrate Supporters of Equal Marriage are celebrating after the Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly passed the Civil Partnerships and Marriage Bill into Law today. Patrick Harvie MSP (Green Party) alluded More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Holyrood will decide this evening on same sex marriage

Vote due on historic bill in Scottish Parliament. MSPs will tonight decide on the future of same sex marriage in Scotland, with Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil calling for colleagues from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Government announces fund to help young entrepreneurs

£75,000 to help tomorrow’s young entrepreneurs. Finance Secretary John Swinney today announced the creation of ‘Young Scottish EDGE Fund’ to help support the next generation of businessmen and women turn More...

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