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 that it is publishing them so that the public can have access to accurate, high quality and timely statistics. The new statistics include More...

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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Government invests £14.3 m in Wave Energy Scotland

  Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next thirteen months, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. ‘Wave Energy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Government continues its freeze on council tax

The Scottish Government has frozen council tax which can be charged by all 32 councils across Scotland for the eighth year in a row. Local authorities have confirmed that in setting their budgets for 2015-16 they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Edinburgh meeting to discuss child protection

  A wide-ranging public information campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation is being launched by the Scottish Government later this year. Children’s charities, police and young people are being consulted More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 16th, 2015

Harvie to speak out for Assisted Suicide Bill

Patrick Harvie MSP will tomorrow appear before Holyrood’s Health Committee to give evidence on the Assisted Suicide Bill. The Committee has been taking evidence from a series of witnesses, and now Patrick, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Additional NHS Lothian funding confirmed for next year

Health Secretary, Shona Robison, has confirmed that NHS Lothian will receive an additional £37.7 million in 2015-16. This brings NHS Lothian’s general allocation increase to 3.2 per cent on 2014-15, bringing More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Clan events planned for Scotland in 2015 get funding boost

Local Clan events to benefit from over £26,000 in funding. Local clan events across Scotland are to received £26,000 in funding support from the Scottish Government. Applicants to the Scottish Government’s Clan More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 6th, 2015

Government announce funding of £10.85bn for councils

The Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary John Swinney announced almost £11billion of funding for councils across Scotland this week. This money will be paid over in the financial year 2015-16 and yet again More...