Latest newsletter from Edinburgh Pentlands MSP

Gordon Macdonald was re-elected to his position as SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands last May. He produces a monthly newsletter which you can sign up to here. Here is the latest edition : Download [3.05 MB]    More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Elsie Inglis to be commemorated on the centenary of her death

The death of Dr Elsie Inglis a hundred years ago will be commemorated on 26 and 29 November 2017 as part of the World War One commemorations planned for this year. First on 26 November there will be an Act of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Scottish Labour leader splits from fiancée

Louise Riddell and Kezia Dugdale arrive at the polling station together in May 2016 Lothians MSP and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has split from her fiancée of only six months, Louise Riddell. The Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Scottish Government Baby Box scheme to be fully evaluated before rollout

The announcement earlier this week that baby boxes were being introduced in  a pilot scheme in Clackmannanshire and Orkney from 1 January resulted in a storm of discussion from some political commentators. It More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Happy New Year messages from the Prime Minister and First Minister

Photo of the Edinburgh New Year fireworks by Mark Brown First of all Prime Minister Theresa May explains that we have made a momentous decision and set ourselves in a new direction. She says in the video below: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Scottish Executive files released today

The National Records of Scotland have today released the papers relating to the Scottish Executive from 2001. These detail the second full year of what was then called The Scottish Executive and include such nuggets More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Arise Sir Andy! – Andy Murray among a hundred Scots in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2017

Arise Sir Andy Murray! It looks like his mother may have to eat her words and start doffing her cap to him after all. Despite protestations from the World Number One that he was too young for a knighthood, the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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Creative Industries Advisory Group established

The Scottish Government has set up The Creative Industries Advisory Group to advise Ministers on supporting the sector in Scotland. Industry leaders from across the country have been invited to become members. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
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More blueberries from Scotland

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are undertaking research to find ways of growing blueberries in Scotland. The Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced new plant breeding technology being More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Government moves cleft lip and palate surgery to Glasgow

The Scottish Government has today announced the closure of the East of Scotland cleft lip and palate surgery unit. Campaigners have been very vocal in recent months to ensure that the facility would remain open, More...