Tag archive for ‘The Scottish Government’
By Nigel Duncan On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Motorway boost for travelling Scots

The £500m M8, M73 and M74 motorway improvements project has been officially opened, saving motorists up to 20 minutes on journey times. The project, including the new seven mile stretch of the M8 motorway, aims More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Baby Boxes being delivered in Scotland from tomorrow

The Scottish Government is ready to start sending out baby boxes to all newborn babies due from tomorrow. They claim that the policy which has already been trialled in Scotland since earlier in the year, and which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Brexit Bill talks held in Edinburgh

The UK First Secretary of State Damian Green was accompanied by The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell when he visited Edinburgh yesterday. The purpose of the visit was to discuss the Brexit Bill and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, August 7th, 2017

National exam helpline goes live today

In anticipation of exam results being announced by SQA in Scotland tomorrow, a free national helpline offering advice, information and support for young people and their parents has gone live.  Deputy First Minister More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Culture Secretary calls for freedom of movement

EU fundamental to continued development of creative sector. The Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop said earlier that it is crucial that freedom of movement within the EU is retained to ensure Scotland’s culture More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 4th, 2017

Lothians MSP was part of delegation to Bavaria

Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has told us about   the recent visit made by MSPs to Bavaria.   Lindhurst was part of a delegation of three Convener MSPs who accompanied the Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

A&E on target in June

June performance at 95.5%. The Scottish Government tell us that performance across Scotland’s accident and emergency departments was just above the 95% target during June. ISD Scotland have published monthly More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Scottish Government has its say on Brexit issues and EU citizens

The proposals from the UK Government on safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in Scotland, and Scots living in EU countries, leave many important questions about day-to-day issues unanswered, according More...

By Nigel Duncan On Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Concern over drop in EU student applications

Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s leading universities Scotland continues to be a destination for people applying to study at university according to the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn. Commenting More...

By Nigel Duncan On Monday, July 10th, 2017

Anglers can help important salmon research

Cramond Falls near the mouth of The Almond where salmon can be seen. Picture Nigel Duncan Media Hundreds of Atlantic salmon will be tagged and released back into the water as part of a new study aimed at increasing More...