Cole-Hamilton throws his hat in the ring for LibDem leader

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP for Edinburgh Western, one of only four Liberal Democrat MSPs in The Scottish Parliament, has announced he will be running for...

MSP gets Twitter to join in Edinburgh conversation on mental health

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Scottish Conservative mental health spokesman Miles Briggs MSP has managed to get the support of Twitter to organise a conference on mental health this...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.The First Minister addressed parliament on Tuesday afternoon setting out...

Scottish Government acting on climate change

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The Scottish Government's Climate Change Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed to Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, that he will take up her suggestion of...

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.The statistics in Scotland...

4,735 Edinburgh carers to get extra payment

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Around 4,735 carers in Edinburgh may benefit from a one-off payment during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further...

Friends of the Earth claim Scottish Budget is bad news for...

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Reacting to the launch in parliament of the 2015-2016 budget today, Emilia Hanna, air pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth Scotland said: “The Government’s...

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 heads to Brussels

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The First Minister will be in Brussels tomorrow for a variety of engagements including a meeting with the EU's Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier...

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 by the First...

2019 ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’

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Earlier today Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross, Sadie, competed with...

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. Figures from...

Hamilton report published today – finding no breach by the First...

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The Irish barrister James Hamilton was charged with investigating whether First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had breached the Ministerial Code.Specifically he was asked to examine...

Pigeon pests shooed away from Holyrood

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 SCOTLAND’S parliament is finally free from its pigeon plague after a nine year battle with the birds.The pesky birds have been peppering the £414m...

Balfour calls on Scottish Government to support men’s charity

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Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for the Lothian region, has pressed the First Minister to meet with men’s charity, Abused Men in Scotland, to discuss their...

Criticism of plans for town centres

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Small businesses, infrastructure experts and politicians have criticised a Scottish Government plan to revitalise town centres. The ‘Town Centre Action Plan’ was launched by Local...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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At St Andrew's House today the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has just announced the latest figures for today, 21 October 2020, detailing 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...

Chair appointed to lead hospital inquiry

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Lord Brodie will head up public inquiry into issues at QEUH and RHCYP.The Right Honourable Lord Brodie will chair the public inquiry into issues...

Finance Secretary asks for financial package from UK Government

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Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has called on the UK Government to prioritise public services and economic recovery through a fresh fiscal stimulus package of...

Scottish Government #Flytheflag for Human Rights

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  The Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Alex Neil launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of human rights in Edinburgh this...

Coronavirus – new Check in Scotland app available now

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New app to enable faster contact tracing of Covid-19 cases. A new digital service to support businesses in collecting contact details for contact tracing purposes,...

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...

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 at a media...

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...

Scottish Government pressing socio-economic initiative

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Public bodies in Scotland will be required to put reducing poverty and inequality at the heart of their decision making.The introduction of a socio-economic...

Thank you to the health professionals

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Lothians MSP lodges motion at Holyrood to say thank you to health professionals supporting rehabilitation from Covid-19For many of those who have suffered from...

Freedom of Information to become more transparent

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The Scottish Government has announced that all information released  in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests will be published online from 3 July...

Balfour praises local organisation for speaking out about post natal depression

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Jeremy Balfour MSP praises local groups supporting sufferers of postnatal depressionIn a debate held in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday, Jeremy Balfour MSP, spoke...

Senior civil servant took taxi journeys of less than a mile

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Scotland's most senior civil servant enjoyed a string of chauffeur-driven car journeys of less than a mile – all at the taxpayers’ expense.Sir Peter Housden,...

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