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 Rive Gauche in the French capital, Mr Ewing will announce that Scottish Enterprise will contribute £450,000 towards the first joint call More...

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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Volunteers to help out at Gleneagles

Gleneagles where the 2014 Ryder Cup will be played from today Hundreds of businesses across Scotland have signed up to a training programme to help make tourist services more accessible, Tourism Minister Fergus More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Presiding Officer calls for Parliamentary reform

  The voices of the people must be heard in Parliament following Scotland’s unprecedented voter turn-out at the Referendum, says Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Leading Time for Reflection, at the first More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, September 20th, 2014

First Minister to resign

  On the day after the historic Scottish Independence Referendum the First Minister called a press conference at Bute House to issue his resignation as leader of the SNP and as First Minister by the time of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Drinking water improvements

Scotland’s drinking water quality has never been better according to the regulator’s report which shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the standards for drinking water in 2013 continued to improve. Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Rise in new homes across Scotland

Official figures published today reveal that the number of new homes in Scotland has risen by seven per cent in the last year, the first annual increase since before the recession. In Edinburgh there are new developments More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

New marine strategy launched on Portobello Beach

  Plans to tackle the problem of marine litter  were launched on Portobello Beach yesterday by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead. Costing Scotland £16.8 million every year, marine litter More...