Prime Minister visits Edinburgh

The Prime Minister David Cameron paid a visit to Bute House earlier today to hold talks with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. More powers for Scotland and ending austerity were all under discussion. During their first face-to-face talks since the general election last week, the First Minister welcomed a commitment by the Prime Minister to look at More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 9th, 2015

More funding announced to contribute to improving the NHS

Health Secretary Shona Robison is announcing more funding to allow people to share through an independent website what happens to them when they contact NHS. The Scottish Government hopes this will help them to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Scottish A&E waiting times ‘show improvement’

The Scottish Government say that A&E waiting times figures released today show an improvement, but truth be told it is a marginal improvement of less than 1% over last month’s figures.  The statistics are More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Stamp Duty now a relic of the past

In days of yore solicitors would be seen trotting in and out of the Stamp Office in Picardy Place clutching title deeds and other documents which required payment of stamp duty. The process involved production of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 13th, 2015

First inspector of Crematoria appointed

The Scottish Government has appointed Scotland’s first Inspector of Crematoria. Robert Swanson QPM will take up the post of HM Inspector of Crematoria for Scotland, following a 41-year career in the police spent More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Government wants all Scots to have access to high speed broadband

Deputy First Minister John Swinney is calling on the UK Government to implement a Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband services. In a letter to the UK Minister for the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, Mr More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Government inquiry into historical child abuse to meet in Edinburgh next week

Public to help shape remit of Inquiry into historical abuse in care. Survivors of historical abuse in care or in institutions in Scotland are being asked to help shape the recently announced Inquiry into historical More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

A & E statistics now published

Earlier this year the Chief Statistician for The Scottish Government undertook to publish Accident and Emergency statistics weekly. Today the first of those statistics are available. The Scottish Government says More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Two bikes per train is not enough say Greens

The new operator of Scotrail will only allow two bikes per train on the new Borders Railway when it starts running from Edinburgh to Tweedbank, and it is simply not enough say the Scottish Greens. The party have More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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First Minister pledges increasing funding for childcare

The First Minister the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon has promised that there will be twice as much spent on free nursery places, early learning and childcare over the term of the next Parliament. In a wide-ranging education More...