Councillors put off a decision on the Picture House

Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has welcomed the decision by councillors to some further investigation on a change of use for the Picture House from a music venue from into a superpub. The decision comes following an outcry amongst music lovers in the city, following the shock sale of the venue to JD Wetherspoon. The Lothian Road building has since More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
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The Scottish Parliament : a year in numbers

The Scottish Parliament has now been in existence for 15 years.  To mark the end of its fifteenth year Holyrood has announced the significant numbers of shortbread and scones served up to visitors to its cafe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Scottish Government launches campaign against debt

Lighten the Load TV, media and online campaign launches Scotland’s Financial Health Service. A high profile campaign to signpost people struggling with debt to the full range of money advice services available More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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First Scottish Cabinet papers released to the public today

When the first Scottish Cabinet met under the leadership of First Minister Donald Dewar in May 1999 they had a lot to sort out. Not all of it was immediately concerned with making new laws, but dealt with the more More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 30th, 2014
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Government confirms funding for health research for the next decade

A £12 million scheme which will support Scotland’s most promising clinical researchers has been launched by the Scottish Government. Jointly funded by NHS Research Scotland (NRS), Scottish Universities and health More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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New laws on marriage come into effect today

The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014 came into effect today and this means that any couple of the same sex can either convert their civil partnership to a marriage or they can give the requisite More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
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Ewing calls for return of coal cash

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has accused the UK Government of showing ‘disrespect’ to coal communities across Scotland, as they fail to answer calls for £15m coal levies to be returned to Scotland – over More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 15th, 2014
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First Minister confident about lowering voting age

Following a trip to London today to have a meeting with the Prime Minister David Cameron, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has expressed confidence that the powers necessary to allow 16 and 17 year-olds to vote will More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 13th, 2014
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First Minister’s memorabilia raises funds for charity

Gifts and memorabilia received by former First Minister Alex Salmond have raised more than £42,000 for charity in an auction this afternoon. More than three hundred lots, donated by Mr Salmond, were auctioned More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
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Amber alert for bad weather

The Met Office has upgraded its weather warnings for gale force winds expected across much of Scotland tomorrow. An Amber (Be Prepared) warning has been issued for severe gales with gusts around 80 mph mainly over More...