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Dugdale gets written warning over absence

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You can hardly fail to have noticed that former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale took part in STV's I'm a Celebrity in recent weeks. Today she flew back into Glasgow Airport with her friend...

Letter from Scotland

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Fourteenth century Scotland seems to be capturing the world’s imagination these days.  Not content with “Braveheart” about William Wallace, a new film is being made about “The Outlaw King” Robert the Bruce.  One of...

Letter from Scotland

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Isn’t she beautiful ? Our new bridge over the Forth has won me over with her sheer elegance and white-cabled grace.  I have to admit I was against the whole Queensferry Crossing project when...

Kezia Dugdale steps down as leader of Scottish Labour

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Tonight BBC Scotland have confirmed in an interview that the leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, Kezia Dugdale, has stepped down.While she will continue as Lothians MSP, Ms Dugdale has relinquished the leadership...

#GE2017 – Scottish Labour results declared a success

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale today hailed what she says is her party’s 'stunning success' in the General Election.Just two years after losing all-but-one seat in Scotland, Ms Dugdale said ‘Scottish Labour is back’.She...

#GE2017 Scottish Labour Leader casts her vote

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Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale was accompanied by Edinburgh councillor Joan Griffiths when she went to cast her vote earlier this morning on Moira Terrace.Looking relaxed and happy for the cameras, Ms Dugdale did...

#GE2017 Kezia Dugdale has a message before the election

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Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale has urged voters to send Nicola Sturgeon a message to drop her plans for a divisive second independence referendum by voting Labour today.Ms Dugdale said voters could tell the SNP leader...

#GE2017 Scottish Labour launch child poverty manifesto

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will announce another part of her party's manifesto later today designed to tackle child poverty.She accused the SNP and Tory governments of abandoning tens of thousands of children who are...

Letter from Scotland

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So many things have fallen apart this year. …Syria, the Islamic State, the UN, the USA, the EU, the economy, the climate, the earthquake zones of Italy, Japan, Indonesia, New Zealand, the world of...

Letter from Scotland

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Oh dear what can the matter be, our schools have been marked down by the OECD.  This is the international outfit which carries out a study of some 70 education systems across the globe...

Letter from Scotland

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Keir Hardie would be turning in his grave – if he had one -  to see his Labour Party in its stalemated condition today.  Which way would he have voted if he was one...

Letter from Scotland

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Can our national shepherdess save her flock?   I am, of course, referring to the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, or to Kezia Dugdale the Labour leader, or to Ruth Davidson the Tory leader, or to...

Letter from Scotland

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The daffodils are still blooming, telling us that despite Easter being over, we are only at the beginning of spring. Like young lambs, the weather is skipping along, cheerful but unreliable. The same as...

Letter from Scotland

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Being a city boy, I don’t often think of my fellow Scots on the 94 inhabited islands around our coast.  And when I do think of the isles, it’s a romantic vision of blue...

Letter from Scotland

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We’ve been battening down the hatches in more senses than one this week. The usual January storms seem to have no end and no mercy and our oil lamps are running low on fuel. ...

Kezia Dugdale MSP asks you to Save Our Police Services

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A fortnight ago the Scottish Labour Party used its allocated parliamentary business time to discuss Local Police Services in the Debating Chamber. I was delighted to take part in this debate and have the...

Edinburgh MSP says Taxi fare increases may put some at risk

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A TAXI fare price hike could put women at risk as they would have to walk home late at night, an MSP has argued.Kezia Dugdale, a Labour MSP and Shadow Youth Employment Minister, has...

Concern grows over the future of Castlebrae High

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Politicians from across the political spectrum have called on Edinburgh City Council to reconsider plans to close Castlebrae High School. Councillors on the education committee had been expected to approve plans to start a formal...

Today at Holyrood

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Several of our Edinburgh MSPs were in good voice today at Holyrood. First of all at General Questions this morning, we heard Colin Beattie SNP member of the Scottish Parliament for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, ask...

Young volunteers complete King George V Park project

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The 'passing out' ceremony took place this morning for the young volunteers who have been working hard over the last couple of months to improve the facilities at King George V Park, and learning...

Kezia Dugdale MSP writes

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Kezia Dugdale is the Labour MSP for Lothians. She writes"= "My first official engagement as an MSP was to visit the Canongate Youth Project on Edinburgh’s Southside. A first class project working with young people...

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