What did Anas Sarwar say in Monday’s speech?

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Leader of Scottish Labour, Anas Sarwar MSP made a trailed speech on Monday morning as a way of introducing what Labour will be doing...

Car parking to remain free at Royal Infirmary

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At the daily media briefing earlier today, Health Secretary Jeane Freema, confirmed that car parking will continue to be free for staff, visitors...

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...

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...

New Year message from the First Minister

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has issued a resounding Happy New Year to everyone with a message hoping for health and peace in 2022.Ms...

Scots dad wins Sir Keir Starmer backing for vaccine priority for...

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The Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has given his unequivocal backing to a campaign to secure Covid-19 vaccine priority for terminally ill patients.Sir...

Sale of Council houses to sitting tenants brought to an end...

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The Scottish Government had a long session yesterday to approve The Housing (Scotland) Bill which is designed to improve condition of houses let to...

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...

Coronavirus – latest figures

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The latest number of Covid-19 cases was 6,734 cases announced yesterday. The next set of figures will be available at 2pm today.The First...

Taxi drivers feel they are still being short changed

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The Scottish Government has now offered support to the estimated 37,000 taxi drivers in the country.The government announced that taxi drivers and operators in...

Call for pedestrian crossing on school route

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West Lothian resident, Paul Mallon, asked the MSP, Foysol Choudhury, to visit Polkemmet Road in Whitburn.Both Mr Mallon and other local parents have...

Reflecting on the years behind us

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by Jeremy Balfour MSPAt the end of every year, I find myself in a reflective state of mind. I look back over the previous...

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 – Chair of Covid-19 inquiry appointed

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The Hon Lady Poole QC has been appointed chair to the public inquiry into the handling of Covid-19 in Scotland.The Deputy First Minister...

Coronavirus – Jason Leitch becomes a vaccinator – and wants you...

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National Clinical Director joins national programme.The National Clinical Director Jason Leitch is becoming a vaccinator and urges others to enrol and help accelerate the...

Christmas message from Douglas Ross

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A Christmas message from Douglas Ross MP and MSP, Leader of Scottish Conservatives."Merry Christmas."With the Omicron variant spreading fast, this is far from...

Coronavirus – new measures to be introduced from midnight on Friday

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Following the First Minister's address to the nation and her statement to The Scottish Parliament on Tuesday, additional measures to manage the increased risks...

First Minister’s Christmas message

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A message before Christmas from the First Minister.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.“And I want to...

New Permanent Secretary appointed to The Scottish Government

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As Leslie Evans steps down from her position at the head of the Civil Service in Scotland her replacement has been named.John-Paul (JP) Marks...

Scottish Budget – doubles the Scottish Child Payment and freezes income...

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Finance Secretary Kate Forbes delivered her third budget to The Scottish Parliament on Thursday, saying it was "bold, ambitious and progressive".The three...

Coronavirus – today’s figures and guidance issued about Christmas gatherings

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The Scottish Government has advised that arrangements for Christmas should change - but not be cancelled - and that a maximum of three households...

Conservatives urge Scottish Government to “pull out all the stops” on...

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The Scottish Conservatives have urged The Scottish Government to "pull out all the stops" and speed up the vaccine booster rollout with new mass...

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...

Social Security Committee visits Wester Hailes

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The Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee visited Wester Hailes Education Centre today as they continued their inquiry into benefit uptake.The Committee met with...

Coronavirus – restrictions to come into effect on Boxing Day

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced to MSPs at Holyrood that there will be new restrictions introduced from 26 December in an effort to...

Coronavirus – omicron variant update

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Chief Medical Officer, Gregor Smith, delivered a briefing to the media at St Andrew's House on Monday.Six...

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...

Coronavirus in numbers

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The number of positive cases of Covid-19 reported since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 will pass one million in Scotland by...

Foysol Choudhury MSP – the highlights of the first three months...

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Foysol Choudhury MBE MSP offers some insight into the key highlights of his first while in office since being elected in May.Mr Choudhury is the...

Parents back the Scottish Baby Box

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An independent survey commissioned by The Scottish Government has established that 97% of parents rate the Scottish Baby Box and its contents as good.By...

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