Green MSP concerned over delayed discharges

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Earlier this week Alison Johnstone, Health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian expressed concern at the high level of delayed discharges...

Housing Bill to allow homeowners to get on with repairs

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Lothian Labour MSP, Sarah Boyack, has welcomed new laws to help homeowners get on with common repairs to their property.The provisions, passed yesterday evening...

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...

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...

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,...

Government encourages using new laws to create more allotments

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In Edinburgh the waiting time for an allotment to rent from the city council can be as long as 8 or 9 years. The full...

Arise Sir Andy! – Andy Murray among a hundred Scots in...

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Arise Sir Andy Murray! It looks like his mother may have to eat her words and start doffing her cap to him after all....

Harvie to speak out for Assisted Suicide Bill

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Patrick Harvie MSP will tomorrow appear before Holyrood's Health Committee to give evidence on the Assisted Suicide Bill. The Committee has been taking evidence from...

First Minister in Call for climate justice

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Scotland will launch a Climate Justice Fund this week to help some of the world’s poorest communities tackle the impact of climate change, it...

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...

Coronavirus – from today’s government briefing

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Today there was still some fallout from the events of the weekend involving the former Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Catherine...

Government offers ‘support for Edinburgh’ in budget

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Thursday’s budget delivered on the ask of the Scottish people for a fairer and more prosperous Scotland, Finance Secretary John Swinney said today.Setting out...

Heated Exchanges on Question Time from Edinburgh

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BBC One's political flagship debate show Question Time was broadcast from Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange last night, in front of an audience of 16-17 year olds who will...

The Scottish Parliament to vote against Brexit

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The Scottish Parliament will debate a cross party motion this afternoon, outlining a combined view against the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement which will be...

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...

A little ballet to begin the First Minister’s day in NYC

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The First Minister started her busy day yesterday at New York University's Tisch School of the Performing Arts where she met some Scottish ballet...

Coronavirus – Second patient dies in Scotland

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Two patients with coronavirus have now died in Scotland.An elderly patient with underlying health conditions who...

Kezia wins defamation case

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Kezia Dugdale MSP has won a legal action against a pro-independence blogger who accused her of defamation. In a written judgment issued today, Sheriff Nigel...

Drinking water improvements

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Scotland’s drinking water quality has never been better according to the regulator’s report which shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the standards for drinking...

First Scottish Cabinet papers released to the public today

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When the first Scottish Cabinet met under the leadership of First Minister Donald Dewar in May 1999 they had a lot to sort out....

Climate Change committee meets for first time

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 At Holyrood today the newest sub-committee set up by The Scottish Government met for the first time. The Cabinet Sub-Committee (CSC-CC) on Climate Change held...

Coronavirus – further details announced to help us out of lockdown

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At Holyrood this lunchtime the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced some more general and indicative dates for the next two phases...

Scottish Government’s income tax rates

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Earlier today the Scottish Government fixed income tax rates and bands set out in their Budget Bill, achieving a first in Scottish Parliamentary history.Scottish Income...

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...

Edinburgh Science Festival 2019 – A Human Touch

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If you go down to Holyrood you will see a huge selection of images both outside and inside the parliament building...

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...

New legislation for tribunals marks welcome change

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Tribunals Bill welcomed by The Scottish Government's Justice Committee A Bill intended to create an improved system of independence and better quality of service for...

Scottish Government help to buy scheme extended

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The Scottish Government has announced £160million of new funding to support its home ownership schemes in the next financial year from April 2016. It...

Lindhurst wants sentencing guidelines without delay

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Sentencing guidelines must not face more delay, says Lothian MSP.Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst who worked as an...

Scottish Government to set out its draft budget this afternoon

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Speaking ahead of presenting the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget to parliament this afternoon, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said:“The 2018-19 budget will demonstrate beyond doubt...
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