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...

People travelling from Spain no longer subject to quarantine rules

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The Scottish Government has announced this afternoon that border health measures requiring people to quarantine for 14 days on arrival into Scotland are being...

Joseph from Socks for the Street welcomed to Holyrood

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  BIG-HEARTED YOUNGSTER COLLECTS SOCKS FOR EDINBURGH’S HOMELESS SNP MSP Ben Macpherson welcomed  Joseph Cox and his young brother to Holyrood today, where the youngster picked...

Audit Scotland says reforming the NHS is key to the government’s...

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Audit Scotland has reported on the NHS in Scotland 2021. The Scottish Government is told that its focus must now be on transforming health...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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The First Minister has just announced the latest figures for today, 28 October 2020, detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the...

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...

Government help for night clubs and soft play centres

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First phase of business grants from new fund. Nightclubs and soft play centres that have been closed by law since March will now benefit from...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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The Scottish Government has just announced the latest figures for today, 27 October 2020, detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published figures showing case numbers which are the highest ever since the beginning of the pandemic. The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon,...

Independence will make a difference to the film industry

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  Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop spoke to film industry representatives today to tell them that only independence will improve support to that sector of the...

Constance heads up new ‘national mission’

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Scotland’s new Minister for Drugs Policy Angela Constance has said that people with lived experience must be at the heart of a new “national...

Coronavirus – Saturday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland, and all indicators show a downward trend. The UK Government...

Government’s Read, Write, Count campaign means free books and games

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Every P2 and P3 child in Scotland will receive a pack containing books, games and other materials to help improve their literacy and numeracy...

Building begins at new NHS hospital

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The Scottish Government has instigated the building of a new temporary NHS hospital and already over 500 staff are working on site at the...

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...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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The First Minister has just announced the latest figures for today, 26 October 2020, detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the...

Government increasing support for sportscotland

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Sports in Scotland to receive additional support for grassroots through to performance The Scottish Government will increase sportscotland’s core funding by £2 million in 2018-19,...

Coronavirus – international students will be included in vaccination programme

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International students are to be included in the national Covid-19 vaccination programme.   Health Secretary, Humza Yousaf, has confirmed this will take place in line...

Coronavirus – today’s figures in Scotland

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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 Deputy...

City Centre MSP latest to call on Network Rail to rethink

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BIAGI CALLS FOR NETWORK RAIL TO RECONSIDER WAVERLEY TAXI ACCESS Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has today called on Network Rail to rethink their position...

Screen sector is area of growth

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A £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support...

First Minister announces funding to address climate change

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A further £200,000 for action addressing climate change has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The money will be provided to the Marrakech Partnership...

More funding announced to contribute to improving the NHS

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Health Secretary Shona Robison is announcing more funding to allow people to share through an independent website what happens to them when they contact...

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...

Scottish Child Payment – apply now

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Low income families will now be able to apply for a new £10 a week payment for every child aged 0-6 next year. As...

Scottish Government media campaign to include independent news titles #saveindependentnews

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The Edinburgh Reporter is an independent news organisation and is a member of the Independent Community News Network along with almost 200 others across...

Chief Medical Officer gives advice on physical activity during pregnancy

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The UK's chief medical officers released new advice on physical activity for expectant mothers, believed to be the first of its kind in the...

MSP says the U-turn on Air Departure Tax will affect exports

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Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst has criticised the u-turn by the SNP Government on promised cuts to air departure tax for passengers using Edinburgh Airport. The...

Scottish Conservatives launch environment paper

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  A series of new initiatives designed to protect Scotland’s environment and tackle climate change have been published today by the Scottish Conservatives in a...

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...

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