Justice Minister to meet Edinburgh equality group

Speaking ahead of a meeting with the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council to discuss new Strategic Policing Priorities, Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson said: “This Government has a clear vision for Scotland, one of a fair, equal, inclusive and prosperous nation. Empowering communities to take the decisions which affect More...

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By admin On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

The Local Hero experience

by Melanie Weigang What a day, undoubtedly Saturday was one of the best days in my life. Being nominated as Local Hero by our MSP Ben Macpherson for Edinburgh Northern and Leith on behalf of the Lorne Community More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 1st, 2016

Ben’s Local Hero is delighted!

A fight has been ongoing in Leith’s Lorne Street this year to keep tenants in their houses which they have rented from the Agnes Hunter Trust for years. The local MP and MSP have both been involved; Ben Macpherson More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
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Scottish Government get a warm welcome in Brussels

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in Brussels today garnering support for Scotland in the aftermath of the EU Referendum. She had an early start: 4.15am on day 1 of fight to protect Scotland’s place in Europe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

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 More...

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...