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The settled will of the Scottish people is “maybes aye, maybes no” to independence.  The 50/50 split between those who want an independent Scotland and those who don’t was the defining issue of Thursday’s...

VIDEO – First Minister on the campaign trail in Edinburgh Central

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was on the campaign trail for a little while this afternoon in the New Town, supporting the Edinburgh Central candidate, Angus Robertson. Armed with another face mask to add to...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Marco Biagi raises the bar on campaign spending

Only yesterday we related the story about Marco Biagi, the candidate for the SNP nomination for the seat of Edinburgh Central at the Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021. Mr Biagi explained that he wanted a level...

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2021 – Biagi demands cap on political spending

Candidates vying to win the SNP nomination have all resorted to crowdfunding to help them try to convince members of the party to vote for them. There can only be one SNP nominee for...

Marco Biagi – set for a return to Holyrood?

Marco Biagi was the MSP for Edinburgh Central, elected in 2011 with a majority of 237 votes, rising to become a minister in the Scottish Cabinet. He took the seat from Labour's Sarah Boyack...

Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth Hostel network

Following the latest Government guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Hostelling Scotland has announced the temporary closure of all 33 Youth Hostels within its network across the country with immediate effect and...

Ruth Davidson quits leaving Boris to get his deal done

Quitting this morning as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Davidson's making a retreat to the back benches, and from all accounts it appears that she might leave politics all together after the Scottish Parliamentary...

#SP16 Alison Dickie SNP candidate for Edinburgh Central

Alison Dickie is a teacher, one who came to teaching later in life, after a career which included helping to organise the opening ceremony at Holyrood.   She studied for a BSc in International Relations through the...

Liveblog : Marco Biagi MSP 24 August 2011

Come along to our online surgery on Wednesday 24th August from 5.30 to ask Marco Biagi the SNP MSP your questions. Ask Marco

Scottish Parliamentary Election 2011 Result – Edinburgh Central

The candidates for Edinburgh Central are:- Alex Cole-Hamilton LIBDEM Sarah Boyack LAB Iain McGill CONS Marco Biagi SNP The result is:- Marco Biagi wins with 9,480 votes Sarah Boyack 9,243 Alex Cole-Hamilton 5,937 Iain McGill, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party 4,354 Turnout: 54.5% Sarah...

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