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Coronavirus – today’s figures

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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.There are no...

Lib Dems ready themselves for next election

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 In the wake of Thursday's EU Referendum vote to leave Europe, and a night of the long knives which has now become the morning...

Ash Denham supports the #WearItPink campaign

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Ash Denham MSP was wearing pink recently to raise awareness of Breast Cancer Now's #WearItPink campaign.The charity has raised over £33 million over the last...

First Minister turns the tables on Women in the World’s Tina...

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will interview journalist and equalities champion Tina Brown at this year’s Beyond Borders festival on Sunday.The interview follows former Tatler...

First Minister announces climate change funding

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During a visit to the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a funding package of £1 million...

Sustrans announce funding for cycling projects

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 New cycling routes are to be set up across Scotland following a funding announcement from Transport Scotland. Sustrans the transport charity is going to...

SNP introduce young carers’ allowance

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At Holyrood Scottish Greens Social Security Spokesperson Alison Johnstone MSP welcomed the forthcoming introduction of the policy for a Young Carer Grant announced this...

Rates for Stamp Duty replacement to be considered this week at...

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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax rates will be considered in budget.Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Finance John Swinney will consider revised residential...

Rally against UK Government’s use of Section 35

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Scottish Trans Alliance, an organisation working for gender identity and gender reassignment equality and rights in Scotland convened a rally on Thursday outside the...

Coronavirus – no change in Midlothian but East Lothian moves down...

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The Scottish Government has determined that East Lothian will move down a level of the Strategic Framework of Covid-19 restrictions but Midlothian will remain...

Edinburgh MSP wants protection for shop workers

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LABOUR MSP TO LAUNCH PROPOSAL FOR NEW LAW TO PROTECT SHOP WORKERSLabour MSP Daniel Johnson launches his proposal for a new law to protect...

Scottish Sport Relief new funding available

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Second phase of joint initiative with Sport Relief to help most disadvantaged. The Scottish Government has announced that funding is now available under phase two...

Sarah Boyack MSP – glad to be back at Holyrood

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Sarah Boyack was first elected at the very beginning of The Scottish Parliament, then she lost her seat but has now come back ready...

First Minister travelling to Brussels

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First Minister Humza Yousaf will travel to Brussels this week for a series of trade, diplomatic and policy engagements.During his first overseas visit since...

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...

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...

Funding to help Ukrainians living in Edinburgh

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The Scottish Government has announced funding ahead of the Independence Day of Ukraine on Thursday.The government says that more people who have been displaced...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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The Scottish Government has issued figures today of the number of people who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.The...

First Minister pledges increasing funding for childcare

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The First Minister the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon has promised that there will be twice as much spent on free nursery places, early learning...

MSP presented with Youth Advocacy Award

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Daniel Johnson was presented with the Youth Advocacy Award, which recognises MSPs who are raising issues relating to young people in the Parliament or...

Coronavirus – Highers now to be scrapped in 2021

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The Scottish Government has announced that plans for the 2021 exam diet have been updated in light of continuing disruption to young people’s education...

Coronavirus – Level Three restrictions come into force today

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From today there are new local protection levels in place in Scotland.These are intended to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the...

Coronavirus – Government helps business

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Government has now made grants available to help businesses impacted by Covid-19 and applications are open.The government says that the one-off grants are designed...

First Minister to warn of long term uncertainty promoted by withdrawal...

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Speaking at the National Economic Forum in Dundee tomorrow  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will explain her view of the Draft Agreement which was agreed...

Government to ban single use vapes

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The Scottish Government will introduce new laws to ban single use vapes and also to raise the minimum age at which anyone can buy...

UK’s immigration plans could reduce Scottish workforce

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In a report produced for The Scottish Government by the Expert Advisory Group on Migration and Population, the major finding is that the number...

Government hold meeting to discuss Forth Road Bridge closure

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a further meeting of the Scottish Government’s resilience committee, where ministers were updated on steps being taken to...

First Minister sends good wishes to Scottish athletes

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The Scottish Government has wished Scottish athletes the best of luck for London 2012. Scottish Ministers have recorded a good luck message to all 54...

Reaction to election of new SNP leader

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Cllr Adam McVey, leader of the SNP group on The City of Edinburgh Council, said that he was delighted that Humza Yousaf is the...

Scottish Ministers write to UK Government challenging the threats to wildlife

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Scotland’s Environment Minister Mairi McAllan and Biodiversity Minister Lorna Slater have written a joint letter to the UK Government urging them to drop the...