Questions asked and answered over Bute House book launch

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Scottish Labour asked several questions on Monday in an attempt to hold the First Minister to account over her use of the Official Residence...

Audit Scotland say The Scottish Government overspending by almost £700 million

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In any other year such a headline would create a lot of concern. But in this year we have come to expect overspending and...

Coronavirus Bill passed at Holyrood

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The Scottish Parliament has today unanimously supported new emergency powers which they say are intended to help protect the public, maintain essential public services...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today and are reported below.On Tuesday in The...

Coronavirus – Scottish Government tightens the rules

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Indoor and outdoor gatherings - rules revised to keep virus under control.From Monday, the number of people who can gather together, indoors or outdoors,...

Coronavirus – Protect Scotland App now available for download

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is encouraging all smartphone users in Scotland to download NHS Scotland’s new contact tracing app to help suppress the spread...

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...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Angus is competing for the SNP...

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Angus Nelson is a candidate to win the SNP nomination to stand in Edinburgh Western at next year's Scottish Parliamentary Election.Here he tells...

Stephen Kerr becomes Scottish Conservative Chief Whip

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New MSP and Scottish Conservative Leader, Douglas Ross, has wasted no time in setting up one of the most important administrative roles in the...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 28 May 2021 in Scotland are shown below,...

Christmas message from the First Minister

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It is traditional for political leaders to issue a festive message. We have probably heard the First Minister talking more this year than any...

Coronavirus – vaccination figures to be published daily from Monday

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed at Thursday's daily briefing that the number of people vaccinated on a daily basis will be reported each...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland.Figures today are affected by the lack of a report from NHS Grampian...

Scotland’s Right to Choose – paper will be published tomorrow

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tomorrow Thursday, 19 December, launch the publication of a document that lays out the case for Scotland’s right to...

Scotland enshrines Rights of the Child in Scots Law

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The Scottish Government has incorporated the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into Scots law.All MSPs voted unanimously for the...

Professor Stephen Salter at Holyrood speaking about project to arrest climate...

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Daniel Johnson MSP hosted Professor Stephen Salter to Holyrood on Tuesday evening. Professor Salter delivered a presentation to MSPs on how his engineering solutions...

Online booking now open for vaccinations

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An online booking portal is now available to allow people aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers who are 16 and over, and those aged 16...

Coronavirus – pilot schemes will begin contact tracing from tomorrow

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The Scottish Government has announced that NHS Scotland contact tracing technology is to be tested in NHS Fife, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Highland from...

Coronavirus – appointments now announced for the next priority group

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Those people who have underlying health conditions and also unpaid carers are beginning to receive Covid-19 vaccination appointments.Priority group 6 is one of 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.The figures in...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.The number of people who had either their first or...

Coronavirus – restrictions to come into effect on Boxing Day

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced to MSPs at Holyrood that there will be new restrictions introduced from 26 December in an effort to...

Coronavirus – today’s figures

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The figures for today have a caveat on them as the increased number of the new cases reported in the last few days may...

Coronavirus – Health Secretary announces the national Vaccine Deployment Plan

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On Wednesday, the Health Secretary Jeane Freeman addressed parliament on the rollout of the vaccination programme in Scotland, and this evening the deployment plan...

Scottish Government budget – Greens agree deal with SNP

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With provisions for free school meals, pay and the environment, The Scottish Government has struck a deal with the Scottish Green Party to ensure...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures

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The latest figures detailing the number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 25May 2021 in Scotland are shown below. ...

Coronavirus – highest daily rate of cases reported

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The Scottish Government has reported rising numbers of Covid-19 cases over the three days since Christmas. These numbers use provisional data and there will...

Is it time now for the South Suburban Railway?

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On Tuesday of this week Jim Eadie SNP MSP for Edinburgh Southern secured a debate on the reintroduction of the South Suburban Railway. The railway line is...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today and are reported below. The number of cases in...

The Scottish Government issues Coronavirus update

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Two patients test negative. Results for two of the patients in Scotland being tested for Wuhan Novel Coronavirus have come back negative.There are currently no...

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