Calls for Powderhall railway line to become “green corridor”

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Lothian MSP, Miles Briggs, has called for former Powderhall railway line to be made a green corridor. This would link up with the network...

Free car parking at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh extended

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Car parking charges at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh have been extended from today until September. The hospital built under Private Finance Initiative (PFI) normally imposes...

Workplace parking levy in Scottish budget – for and against

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In the Scottish Budget agreed earlier this evening, plans were laid down to impose a workplace parking levy. The City of Edinburgh Council's Transport...

Government places Level Three restrictions on Edinburgh

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has imposed Level Three restrictions on The City of Edinburgh Council area in an address to Holyrood just before...

Additional interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer appointed

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An Honorary Professor of University of Edinburgh, Professor Marion Bain, has been appointed as an additional interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. She...

First Minister’s briefing delivered today

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The following is the text of the speech made by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at today's media briefing from St Andrew's House. The First...

What is the Workplace Parking Levy?

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At Holyrood today politicians will vote on the Transport Bill. A lot of time has been devoted to discussing the workplace parking levy which...

Scottish Conservatives appoint new members of staff

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The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party has appointed a new Director of the Party and Chief of Staff to Douglas Ross. The new Director of...

Coronavirus – travel is reason behind East Lothian spike

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by Local Democracy Reporter Marie Sharp National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch, gave his view on why there has been a surge in East Lothian Covid-19...

Bonus payment for NHS and social care workers

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Pandemic workforce thanked for their service. The First Minister announced a one-off payment for those working in the NHS and social care, saving lives and...

Dynamic Earth saved from going bust

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In October 2003 Dynamic Earth had to be rescued by The Scottish Government. This issue was discussed with the Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace...

Chief Medical Officer resigns

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Following a terse strange media briefing earlier, Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Chief Medical Officer has resigned from the Scottish Government. Dr Calderwood, who earlier offered...

Scotland’s New-look Baby Box ready in time for Mother’s Day

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The new Baby Box design, created by a team of children and young people, has been unveiled, with the new design featuring iconic landmarks...

Pay rise for NHS staff has now been agreed

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An NHS pay deal which offers an average increase of 4% to NHS staff in Scotland will be immediately implemented after the majority of...

VIDEO – And the exam results are out today

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Although there is a reducing school roll across Scotland at S5 and S6, the number of passes at Higher level has remained much the...

Reform UK launches in Scotland with Michelle Ballantyne appointed leader

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The political party Reform UK has launched in Scotland on Monday. Michelle Ballantyne, the independent MSP for Southern Scotland, has been announced as its...

The Crown of Scotland goes to Holyrood – for the day

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The Duke of Hamilton, visited Edinburgh Castle, today, Saturday 29th June, to officially receive the Crown of Scotland from Lord Mackay of Clashfern, before...

New school planned for Currie

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The Scottish Government announced today that they will build or refurbish almost 1,000 schools across the county in a £1billion investment programme. They will...

Coronavirus – Main messages from today’s government briefing

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon along with the Chief Medical Officer Dr Catherine Calderwood and Health Secretary Jeane Freeman briefed the media just after...

New temporary NHS hospital in Glasgow given a name

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New medical facility in Glasgow named after First World War nurse. The new NHS Scotland medical facility being created at the Scottish Events Campus (SEC)...

Labour politicians demand clarity over flu vaccination in Edinburgh

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Daniel Johnson MSP, and Ian Murray MP, have written to the First Minister regarding problems in Edinburgh over access to the seasonal flu jab. They...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. For all that this is now described as a race...

Coronavirus – today’s figures and some explanation of government restrictions on...

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The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Scotland have been announced. The...

UNISON demand fair pay for vaccinators

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The Head of Health at UNISON Scotland, Willie Duffy, has written to the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman, on Wednesday highlighting with her again the...

Scottish Government programme set out today in Holyrood

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Ensuring Scotland’s economic, health, and social recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the focus of this year’s Programme for Government, published today. The...

Coronavirus – Scottish Government issues stricter new nationwide guidelines

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The Scottish Government has announced the daily update on Scottish cases of coronavirus as at today, 22 September 2020: 383 new cases of COVID-19 reported; this is 7.6% of...

Bill Gates visits Edinburgh

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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...

Coronavirus – flu and Covid booster doses – invitations to begin...

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Scotland’s flu and Covid-19 Booster programmes continue to be rolled out. People aged between 60 to 69 and adults aged 16 and over with underlying...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today and are reported below. The Lothian figures mean...

Andy Wightman resigns from the Scottish Greens

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In a sudden move earlier today the Lothians MSP Andy Wightman who was one of the increased cohort of Greens elected almost five years...

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