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Conservatives want more women and BME candidates to come forward

The Scottish Conservatives want more diversity among their elected members and are today beginning a new programme to get more women and BME candidates elected to Holyrood. It will be International Women’s Day later this week when the party’s commission headed by Baroness Nosheena Mobarik will commence. Baroness Mobarik is the Scottish Conservative More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Government warning about travel today

You are urged to avoid travel in the areas affected by red and amber warnings for snow which includes Edinburgh and much of the Lothians.  The Met Office has issued a red warning, which is the highest category More...

By John Preece On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Minister for Employability and Training visits Career Hive at The Museum

Jamie Hepburn MSP met with Drummond Community High pupils ‘doing science’ The Minister for Employability and Training, SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn, visited Careers Hive at the National Museum of Scotland More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

More funding for early years apprenticeships announced

Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, was welcomed to the Cowgate Under Fives Centre earlier today by Head teacher Lynn McNair. He was there to see for himself some childcare in action, meet some early years apprentices More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, February 12th, 2018

Wightman offers his suggestions for law change on short term lets

Scottish Green MSP Andy Wightman, whose Homes First campaign aims to regulate the rapid growth of the short-term letting sector, today publishes examples of legislative change to show how he believes The Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Bill Gates visits Edinburgh

Yesterday afternoon following a visit to the University of Edinburgh, Bill Gates met the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The meeting allowed Mr Gates to hear first-hand about some of the work being carried out More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Holocaust Lantern exhibition at Holyrood

Art and design students aged 14 and 15 from Firrhill High School have made 72 Holocaust Memorial Lanterns to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year. The lanterns will be on display at The Scottish Parliament for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Edinburgh MSP wants protection for shop workers

LABOUR MSP TO LAUNCH PROPOSAL FOR NEW LAW TO PROTECT SHOP WORKERS Labour MSP Daniel Johnson launches his proposal for a new law to protect shop workers today on Leith Walk. The Edinburgh Southern MSP will begin More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

First 2018 baby boxes out for delivery today

First baby boxes of the new year delivered. Some families in Scotland are awaiting important deliveries of new babies this New Year and from today the first baby boxes of 2018 will begin to be delivered in preparation More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Three community regeneration projects in Edinburgh awarded funding

Three separate projects across the city have been awarded funding by The Scottish Government from their Making Places Initiative. The total paid out to 19 projects across the country is £312,000 and the projects More...

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