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Councillors put off a decision on the Picture House

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Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has welcomed the decision by councillors to some further investigation on a change of use for the Picture House from a music venue from into a superpub. The decision comes following...

Small Business Saturday coming up in December

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The Scottish Government has given its backing to the Small Business Saturday initiative which takes place on 6 December 2014 across the country.Angela Constance, the Cabinet Secretary for Training, Youth and Women’s Employment joined a...

Christmas Wish list presented to MSPs

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 Young care leavers Wish List calls on MSPs and Scotland to give them better this ChristmasYoung care leavers are calling on MSPs to grant their wishes for a better Christmas this and every year...

Edinburgh MSP joins MS care campaign

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 Gordon Macdonald MSP has pledged to help ensure that all people living with MS in Scotland have access to the right treatment, care and support, regardless of where they live.This comes as the largest...

MSP supports dogs charity

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Members of the Scottish Parliament attended an event in Holyrood this week organised by Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, to raise awareness of its annual Christmas campaign. The event is aimed at...

Edinburgh Pentlands MSP Wears it Pink!

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Gordon Macdonald, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, is backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s award winning fundraiser, wear it pink day – and wants his constituents to join him. Now in...

MSP says Community purchasing may mean more allotments

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 Marco Biagi, MSP for Edinburgh Central, has welcomed the Scottish Government's plan on giving urban communities more say on unused land and derelict properties as good for Edinburgh.The proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill...

MSP says Haymarket access needs improvement

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More Needs Done on Haymarket Access Plan Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has urged Network Rail to reconsider its plans for pedestrian and cycle access to the new Haymarket Station at a meeting of community...

Edinburgh MSP heralds progress on cancer waiting times

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Gordon Macdonald MSP has welcomed the launch of a new £30 Million programme by The Scottish Government that is set to improve cancer survival rates by increasing the proportion of Scots who are diagnosed...

Former MSP appointed to Shelter

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Former MSP for the Lothians, Shirley-Anne Somerville, has been appointed as a member of the Shelter Scotland committee. Shirley-Anne’s political experience and her four years as a policy and public affairs officer for the Chartered...

Edinburgh MSP welcomes Big Lottery awards

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The Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in communities has today announced four awards to Edinburgh based projects including a grant of over £700,000 for Edinburgh based Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk.Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk...

Edinburgh MSP calls for apology for NHS Lothian

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Edinburgh Southern MSP Jim Eadie has called for NHS Lothian staff to be given an apology by a Labour MP, if he cannot produce evidence to back up his claim that they may have...

Kenny MacAskill MSP writes

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We have just heard from Kenny MacAskill MSP. "As the newly elected MSP for Edinburgh Eastern, I would like to thank all of those who supported me and the SNP last week. Representing the...

Politics:- Campaign updates from some Edinburgh candidates

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As you can tell by all the signs going up in Edinburgh there are only a few more days to go now until the election campaign will be over. We caught up with a...

Edinburgh Reporter Chats – Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

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We meet on what is obviously a typically busy morning for the SNP MSP for the Lothians., but is standing for the constituency of Edinburgh North and Leith in 2011. Just after our chat...

Robin Harper Joins the Board of National Trust for Scotland

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Others are looking forward to the political fight in May but  retiring Green MSP, Robin Harper, is planning his life after politics. He said today:-"I am delighted to announce my election to the new board...

Biomass – have your say before the end of March

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Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians) (SNP) is encouraging residents in Leith and North Edinburgh to have their say on Forth Energy’s proposals to build a large biomass plant at Imperial Dock. The energy company...

Margaret Smith MSP on the Forth Crossing

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by Margaret Smith, MSP for Edinburgh West As the constituency MSP for Edinburgh West I am in no doubt that it is a great part of the city to represent. Most people might think of...

Edinburgh MSP uses Facebook to highlight cervical cancer campaign

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Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians) (SNP) is using her website and Facebook page to increase awareness of cervical cancer and how to prevent it during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23rd-29th January 2011).Cervical cancer is a...

Educational reform needs to be evaluated

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At a time of major educational reform in Scotland, with both the roll out of Curriculum for Excellence and reforms to teacher education that will follow from the Donaldson review, a comprehensive strategy for...

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