Greens to support rally at Holyrood to support EU citizens

The Scottish Greens will today speak up for EU citizens living in Scotland, and urge the Scottish Government to keep all options open in an effort to keep Scotland in Europe. A petition launched by the Scottish Greens on Friday morning in light of the EU referendum vote has so far gathered almost 40,000 signatures. It calls for Holyrood to examine and More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Debate on EU tabled at Holyrood

The First Minister lodged a motion yesterday to allow the Scottish Parliament to debate the EU today. The motion reads: Motion S5M-00601: Nicola Sturgeon, Glasgow Southside, Scottish National Party Implications More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Lib Dems ready themselves for next election

  In the wake of Thursday’s EU Referendum vote to leave Europe, and a night of the long knives which has now become the morning after the night before, the LibDems are apparently seizing the opportunity More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 25th, 2016

First Minister on the first steps to independence after EU Referendum

The First Minister the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon appeared on the steps of Bute House just after 11.30 am this morning to explain the steps that Holyrood will now take to ensure Scotland’s future. Although she More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 17th, 2016

SNP MSPs appointed to new roles

Ash Denham, MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, and Ben Macpherson, MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith have both been appointed Parliamentary Liaison Officers by the First Minister. Denham has been appointed as PLO to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, June 13th, 2016

Scottish Government launch support for women returning to work

The Scottish Government will try out a new way of getting women back into work. The ‘Returners’ project which will be piloted across Scotland will help any woman wanting to go back to work after a gap More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Final ministerial appointments announced

The Scottish Government will put opportunity for all at the heart of its agenda as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon completed her ministerial team with key appointments in childcare, education and employment. New More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 24th, 2016

My time as an MSP – Cameron Buchanan

Cameron Buchanan has been Conservative Lothians MSP since 2013, but has just retired from politics on the dissolution of the fourth session of the Scottish Parliament. He wrote this for us in the last few days More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The Queen will open the fifth session of the Scottish Parliament

Her Majesty The Queen is to address the new session of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday 2nd July, it has been announced.  The Fifth Session of the Scottish Parliament (2016-2021) will be marked on 2 July in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

New rules on dog fouling from next month

The Scottish Government has introduced new rules on dog fouling which will come into effect on 1 April 2016. Any dog owner who allows their pet to foul, and who fails to pick up after them will be charged a fine More...