Westminster announces plans on devolution

The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael MP, announced today plans for increased devolution in Scotland following the No vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum. You can read these in full below. Following the referendum on independence the UK Government set up the Smith Commission chaired by Lord Smith of Kelvin which is an independent More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 9th, 2014
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Government offers ‘support for Edinburgh’ in budget

Thursday’s budget delivered on the ask of the Scottish people for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, Finance Secretary John Swinney said today. Setting out the budget to parliament, Mr Swinney said the plans, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Government committee meets to discuss Ebola

With the world watching West Africa, and the incidence of cases in the US and in Spain, it is clear that the matter of Ebola is not one which any country in the world can ignore. Health experts across the globe More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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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 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...