One week left to complete the census form for your household

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National Records of Scotland has confirmed that two million households have now submitted their census response, and they issue a reminder that...

Thompson supports investigation into Prime Minister’s conduct

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Owen Thompson SNP MP for Midlothian has spoken out in support of demands for an investigation into the Prime Minister's conduct during the pandemic. The...

Ukraine Sponsor scheme – 570 visas issued under Scotland’s Super Sponsor...

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The Minister for Refugees from Ukraine, Neil Gray MSP, has commented on the Ukraine Sponsor scheme data which is published today. The numbers show that...

Angus Robertson visiting Canada and the US during Tartan Week

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Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Angus Robertson, joined Ontario Government Heritage and Culture Minister, Lisa MacLeod, and Niagara Falls Mayor, Jim Diodati,...

Scottish Government appoints committee chair to advise on future pandemics

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Professor Andrew Morris has been appointed as Chair of the Scottish Government’s Standing Committee on Pandemic Preparedness (SCoPP). Professor Morris is Professor of Medicine and...

Scots are encouraged to offer help to Ukrainians

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Scotland’s offer to provide refuge and sanctuary to displaced Ukrainians, as part of the UK Government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, is now open. Accessible through...

Road Safety Week begins today #ScotRoadSafetyWeek

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Scotland’s first Road Safety Week (21 – 27 March 2022) - a new initiative from The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland – has been launched today...

Scottish Government investing in tackling child poverty

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The Scottish Government says that it has invested £6 billion to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. This week...

Cole-Hamilton calls for renaming of city thoroughfare as Zelensky Street

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Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and Edinburgh Western MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today written a letter to The City of Edinburgh Council calling on them to rename Melville...

Seven year old presents petition to The Scottish Parliament calling for...

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Seven-year-old Callum Isted, a pupil at Dedridge Primary School in Livingston, presented a petition to The Scottish Parliament calling for free reusable plastic bottles...

First Minister accepts recommendations on misogyny

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The recommendations of the independent report on Misogyny and Criminal Justice in Scotland have been welcomed in principle by the First Minister. In a parliamentary...

Government to accelerate development of renewable energy in Scotland

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The Scottish Government will respond to rising gas prices and the instability caused by the Russian invasion with a swing to renewable energy. Net...

International Women’s Day event to be held at The Scottish Parliament

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Over 130 women will gather in the Debating Chamber of the Scottish Parliament on Saturday for an event being held there just before International...

Scotland to help Ukraine with medical supplies and equipment

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Scotland is sending critical medical supplies and equipment to help Ukraine following the illegal invasion by Russia. More than 500,000 emergency items which are valued...

Government begins campaign against speeding drivers

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A campaign to remind drivers there is no excuse for speeding has been set up by The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland. Speeding which...

Conservatives bill against fly tipping now open for consultation

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Scottish Conservatives, and principally, Murdo Fraser MSP have proposed a Member's Bill to improve ways of dealing with fly-tipping, and it is open for...

Scottish Minister writes to Russian Ambassador

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Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs, Angus Robertson, has written to the Russian Ambassador for the UK to condemn the invasion of Ukraine by Russia “in...

The Scottish Government urges everyone to stop wasting food

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People living in Edinburgh are encouraged to make 2022 the year they stop wasting food, for good.  Around 600,000 tonnes of household food waste...

Audit Scotland says reforming the NHS is key to the government’s...

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Audit Scotland has reported on the NHS in Scotland 2021. The Scottish Government is told that its focus must now be on transforming health...

Coronavirus – government lifting restrictions in staged approach

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The Scottish Government has announced a new gradual approach to relaxing protective Covid-19 measures to help Scotland manage and recover from the ongoing pandemic....

Coronavirus – Scotland to vaccinate children aged from five to eleven

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that The Scottish Government has received JCVI advice recommending the universal vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds. Ms Sturgeon...

Finance Secretary will be on maternity leave from summer 2022

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In a first for The Scottish Government, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes, has announced that she and her husband...

Boyack claims health services in Lothian in crisis

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Local Scottish Labour MSP Sarah Boyack has raised the alarm as the crisis in local A&E waiting times has continued unabated.  Statistics published this week have shown...

New ministers appointed to The Scottish Government

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Subject to parliamentary approval, Jenny Gilruth has been appointed as Transport Minister, while Neil Gray MSP joins the government. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced...

Coronavirus – changes tointernational travel restrictions

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Following agreement at a cross-UK meeting earlier today, testing requirements for most people are being removed. Fully vaccinated people arriving in Scotland are no...

Graeme Dey resigns ministerial position

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Graeme Dey is MSP for Angus South and who was appointed Minister of Transport in 2021 has resigned from government for health reasons. Mr Dey...

STPR2 aiming to transform investment in transport is out for consultation...

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The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) was presented to The Scottish Parliament earlier in the week by Transport Minister, Michael Matheson, and it...

New short term lets legislation is welcome in Edinburgh

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All short-term let properties will require a licence which can be granted by the local council. This legislation approved by The Scottish Parliament is...

Former Director of Nursing appointed as vice-chair of Drug Deaths Taskforce

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Drugs Policy Minister Angela Constance has appointed former Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Professor Fiona McQueen as Vice-Chair of the Drug Deaths Taskforce. Professor McQueen has...

Coronavirus – omicron measures will end on Monday

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While case numbers remain relatively high, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced to The Scottish Parliament that the tightening of the restrictions which...

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