Government offers ‘support for Edinburgh’ in budget

Thursday’s budget delivered on the ask of the Scottish people for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, Finance Secretary John Swinney said today. Setting out...

Scottish Government has plans for town centres

  Plans to breathe new life into town centres across Scotland have been unveiled by Local Government Minister Derek Mackay today. Included in the plan is...

Education Maintenance Allowances given funding boost

The Scottish Government has announced an additional £16 million a year to help students from low income families to stay in education. Changes to Education Maintenance...

Air pollution requires bold action says Lothians MSP

Alison Johnstone, Health and Wellbeing spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, today challenged the Scottish Government and local authorities over their...

Environment Minister off to Lima with Scotland’s climate change message

Scotland’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has said that the international community must match Scotland’s world-leading climate change ambitions to tackle global...

Stop the Chop Petition handed in to Holyrood today

  As we advised you yesterday, Edinburgh campaigner, Ani Rinchen Khandro, went to Holyrood this afternoon and handed in the petition bearing over 1,000 names...

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...

Young European Movement need help with their time capsule

Young European Movement Edinburgh will create a time capsule, and they want to hear from you! On Saturday 30 June at 11:00am in front of The...

Alcohol Minimum Pricing Bill published today

It is time for Scotland's Parliament to join forces with those across Scotland who are serious about tackling our battle with alcohol misuse, Health...

New marine strategy launched on Portobello Beach

  Plans to tackle the problem of marine litter  were launched on Portobello Beach yesterday by Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead. Costing Scotland £16.8 million every...

Government praise for recycling – but councils ‘could do better’

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has praised all 32 Scottish councils for their efforts to increase recycling but made clear more progress is required. The latest...

First Minister on Hearts situation

First Minister Alex Salmond has today responded to a joint letter seeking Scottish Government support to secure a positive future for Heart of Midlothian...
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