Edinburgh Southern MSP wants to bring back suburban rail

Jim Eadie MSP for Edinburgh Southern raised the issue of reopening the South Edinburgh Suburban Railway for passenger use as he questioned the Scottish Government’s Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, during General Questions. Referring to the hybrid tram-train used in Germany as one example of successful innovative methods of transport in Europe More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Holyrood passes Human Trafficking law

A new law introducing life sentences for traffickers has been introduced in Scotland for the very first time. The Scottish Parliament passed the Scottish Government’s Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Holyrood to consider Scottish Fiscal Bill

Legislation to put the Scottish Fiscal Commission on a statutory footing has today been published by the Scottish Parliament. The Bill, put forward by the Scottish Government, contains provisions to establish the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Green MSP questions Minister on civil partnerships consultation

Patrick Harvie, Scottish Green MSP for Glasgow, questioned the responsible Minister at Topical Questions at Holyrood today and raised with him concerns about the Scottish Government’s consultation on civil More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Culture Secretary tours Youth Arts Hub

Apart from all the other excitement that was going on in the capital today the Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop MSP, today toured Edinburgh’s Youth Arts Hub and met young people whose lives have been changed by More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, September 7th, 2015

Record sums spent on making films in Scotland

Film and TV producers spent a record £45.2 million shooting on location in Scotland in 2014, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today. The record high total – an increase of almost £12 million compared More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Scottish Government pledges extra £1m for refugees

First Minister announces funding to help refugees integrate into Scotland. The work of the taskforce co-ordinating Scotland’s practical response to the humanitarian crisis in southern Europe will be supported More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, September 4th, 2015
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Opening of the Borders Railway offers much to celebrate

At the press launch of the Borders Railway held this morning many bodies were represented who have been involved with the development and building of the line, and others such as VisitScotland who will do their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, September 4th, 2015

First Minister to host humanitarian summit in Edinburgh today

Scotland’s response to the unfolding humanitarian tragedy in southern Europe will be set out at a summit chaired by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh today. The First Minister will bring together stakeholders More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Local MSP backs Scotland Supporting Refugees

There are probably few of us who are not appalled by the photographs on the front of the national newspapers showing quite graphically the plight of the refugees from Syria and other countries. It is difficult More...

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