Scottish Parliamentary Election 2016 – register to vote now

Today marks 100 days left before the Scottish Parliamentary Election on 5 May 2016. Edinburgh residents will join voters across the country to elect MSPs to represent them at Holyrood. More than 84% of the city’s residents voted in the Scottish Independence Referendum in September 2014, which also attracted a record-breaking turnout across the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 25th, 2016

South Queensferry to get a new high school

The Scottish Government has announced £230 million of funding for 19 new schools and one of these will be South Queensferry Community High School where a new school should be completed by 2020. Cabinet Secretary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Scottish Government help to buy scheme extended

The Scottish Government has announced £160million of new funding to support its home ownership schemes in the next financial year from April 2016. It says that these arrangements will help 5,000 households to buy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Holyrood’s poverty adviser issues report

The Scottish Government commissioned childcare specialist Naomi Eisenstadt to prepare an independent report for them on how to tackle poverty in Scotland. Ms Eisenstadt is a senior research fellow at the University More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 11th, 2016

Air pollution requires bold action says Lothians MSP

Alison Johnstone, Health and Wellbeing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, today challenged the Scottish Government and local authorities over their inaction on air pollution highlighted by More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
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Scottish Government announce funds for Lesbos

The Scottish Government has announced an additional £75,000 grant to support the British Red Cross medical response in Lesbos. The contribution builds on the previous donation of £140,000 made available to the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Needing a New Year resolution? Put organ donation on your list

Public Health Minister Maureen Watt today issued a call for everyone to consider making joining the Organ Donor Register their new year’s resolution for 2016. This year Ms Watt made a special plea to Scots from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Scottish Executive papers from 2000 opened today

Files opened for the first time at the National Records of Scotland show details of the first full year of operation of the then newly-established Scottish Executive. A central event of the year 2000 was the death More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink is hailed a success

Ewing toasts industry after ‘hugely successful’ Year of Food and Drink.  Scotland’s tourism industry stands in good stead as the Year of Food and Drink draws to a close and the Year of Innovation, Architecture More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Community renewables growing all the time in Scotland

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has said that community energy projects have had a strong year, and will continue to grow. From large scale wind farms to small scale hydro projects, over £10 million was last year More...