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 scholarship will support improvements in motor neurone disease (MND) care. Gordon was diagnosed with MND at the age of 29. He campaigned More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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

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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Scottish Government’s income tax rates

Earlier today the Scottish Government fixed income tax rates and bands set out in their Budget Bill, achieving a first in Scottish Parliamentary history. Scottish Income Tax proposed rates and bands 2017-18 Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 17th, 2017

MSP gets Twitter to join in Edinburgh conversation on mental health

Scottish Conservative mental health spokesman Miles Briggs MSP has managed to get the support of Twitter to organise a conference on mental health this Monday. The conference will discuss the way social media More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Council encouraged to apply for energy efficiency funding

SNP MSP Ben Macpherson who has a background in renewable energy has encouraged The City of Edinburgh Council to apply for a share of The Scottish Government’s £11m fund to deliver energy efficiency improvements More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, February 3rd, 2017

MSP welcomes additional funds for Pentlands primary schools

As part of the £120 million Pupil Equity Fund schools in Edinburgh will share £7.5 million which is intended to improve standards in schools across the city. Most local primaries and secondaries are set to receive More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology – History and tourism go hand in hand

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop was on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile today to hear how Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from tourists to explore the country’s history and genealogy. The Minister More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Government encourages using new laws to create more allotments

In Edinburgh the waiting time for an allotment to rent from the city council can be as long as 8 or 9 years. The full list of allotments in the city and how long you might have to wait is on the council website More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 28th, 2017

MSP surgery details for February

Miles Briggs is a Conservative MSP for Lothian and he is holding surgeries on 6 February 2017 in various locations then.   So if you have any issues that he can help you with here are the details : Download More...