Scottish Government launch digital strategy

The Scottish Government says it has plans to boost the number of jobs associated with the digital industries to 150,000 in the next four years. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out how the Scottish Government intends to place digital at the heart of everything it does from reforming public services to delivering economic More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, March 18th, 2017
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Miles likes Body Boosting Bingo!

Miles Briggs Conservative MSP for Lothian has developed a love of bingo. But fear not, this game has a real benefit other than winning cash prizes! Miles is backing a new Age Scotland initiative to encourage More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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First Minister sets out referendum process ahead of Brexit trigger

  The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today at Bute House that the Scottish Government is determined that Scotland will have the choice between what she called a ‘hard Brexit’ and independence. What More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Scottish Government support the refurbishment of The Queen’s Hall

The Queen’s Hall will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2023 and now in the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology the Scottish Government has  granted it some funding to ensure that it will celebrate More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
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Ruth’s the ‘New start’ at Lothian Buses

  To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson visited Lothian Buses to help them remove a wheel nut from one of the fleet’s greenest buses. This is an annual focus More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Labour lodge amendment to budget ahead of vote today

Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale has announced an amendment to the budget motion at Holyrood today in a bid to stop cuts on local services. She calls instead for more investment and blames any lack of funds More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Business owners urged to #KnowYourRates

#KnowYourRates to be aware of any impending rise in business rates Politicians want further action by the Scottish Government With changes to business rates in the offing from 1 April, business owners may want More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Scottish Government to launch a scholarship to honour Gordon Aikman

The Scottish Government has announced a new £25,000 scholarship in memory of Gordon Aikman who died at the beginning of the month. Gordon on the left with his husband Joe Pike. The couple married in March 2015. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Scottish Conservatives launch environment paper

  A series of new initiatives designed to protect Scotland’s environment and tackle climate change have been published today by the Scottish Conservatives in a major new policy paper. Timed to mark Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Strategic Labour Market Group to meet in Edinburgh today

The Scottish Government’s Labour Market Strategy has spawned a group of academics, trade union representatives and business experts who will meet later today in Edinburgh. The purpose is to support the government’s More...