Three Edinburgh charities celebrated at Holyrood

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Three exceptional Edinburgh based charitable projects were last week invited to the Scottish Parliament, as part of an event marking the tenth anniversary of...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland. Case numbers show a significant downward trend, with other...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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In a briefing at St Andrew's House, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has issued the figures today 12 October 2020 of the number of...

Balfour supports Marie Curie

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Jeremy Balfour MSP lent his support to Marie Curie’s big fundraising appeal month, the Great Daffodil Appeal, at an event at Scottish Parliament recently. ...

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...

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.While we are...

Remember – the car park is closed at all regional parks

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The car park at Pentland Hills Regional Park was closed last week to avoid any road safety issues and to ensure that people heed...

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...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’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...

Minister announces more funding for the Mentors in Violence programme

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During a visit to Tynecastle High School earlier today the Justice Secretary has announced another tranche of funding for the popular Mentors in Violence Prevention...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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In a briefing to MSPs conducted virtually, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has issued the figures today 16October 2020 of the number of people...

Happy Birthday messages for the First Minister

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Today is First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon's 50th birthday and we send her our best wishes.For those of you who would like to, there...

Rise in new homes across Scotland

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Official figures published today reveal that the number of new homes in Scotland has risen by seven per cent in the last year, the...

Choudhury speaks out on social security

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Lothians MSP, Foysol Choudhury, has called on The Scottish Government to be ambitious in its approach to Social Security.During a debate in The Scottish...

Today at Holyrood – Derek Mackay will present his third Scottish...

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The Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says he will present a strong budget at Holyrood this afternoon to support transformation of essential public services.He says...

Travellers from South Africa must quarantine on arrival

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Scottish Ministers agreed on Christmas Eve, following advice from senior clinical advisers that they would introduce further controls on travellers who have been in...

Future of Energy in Scotland to be debated today

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The effects the UK-wide vote to leave the EU will have on Scotland’s energy sector will be discussed at the first of two summits...

Gordon Macdonald MSP has news

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Gordon Macdonald is the MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands and he regularly publishes his own newsletter. This is his latest. 

NHS spending at the heart of the programme for government

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The Scottish Government has put the NHS and spending on it at the heart of the Programme for Government which will be announced at...

Scottish Government has its say on Brexit issues and EU citizens

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The proposals from the UK Government on safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in Scotland, and Scots living in EU countries, leave many...

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.Edinburgh...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 11 April in Scotland are shown below.The...

Public Health Minister requests meeting with the Home Office on drugs...

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Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick has called on the Home Office to work with the Scottish Government to help stop the rising number of...

Holyrood wants Westminster to cut back on spending cuts

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Nothing very new in this headline is there? Anyone who followed the various messages from the SNP during the recent General Election campaign will...

Christmas message from Richard Leonard

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Scottish Labour Leader, Richard Leonard shares his Christmas message.He writes: "Scotland has not had a Christmas set against the backdrop of such tragic...

Balfour hopes for pet shop licensing in 2020

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Jeremy Balfour MSP has wished his constituents a happy new year and stated that his hope for the year ahead is for his proposed...

Government will use digital strategy to get people involved in planning

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A new digital structure to be set up in a Scottish Government programme will make it easier for the public to get involved with...

Scottish Government warns about dangers of illegal puppy breeders

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People in Scotland are increasingly buying puppies online despite the risk of purchasing from illegal breeders, according to new research.Almost half of people who...

Jeremy’s Sadie competing for Holyrood Dog of the Year…

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On Monday 29th April 2019 Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross,...

Alex Salmond’s last First Minister’s Questions

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First Minister Alex Salmond is in the last days of his role at the helm of The Scottish Government, and today he will face...

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