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Boyack calls for expansion of Winter Fuel Payment

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Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack has called on the government to follow plans set out by Scottish Labour to expand the WInter Fuel Payment.The party have asked the government to introduce a £70 supplement for...

Boyack says libraries need to open

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Scottish Labour has today warned of a ‘connectivity crisis’ for elderly people and can reveal that, as at 16 December, only 40 per cent of Scotland’s public libraries were open for business - with the remaining...

Boyack warning over ending of furlough

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According to new analysis carried out for Scottish Labour, over 360,000 jobs in Scotland are at risk if the furlough scheme is withdrawn next month.The study found that in Scotland, almost 78,400 people...

Boyack supports Art in Action

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Sarah Boyack MSP visited Collective, Edinburgh, this morning as part of the Art In Action campaign marking the first of a series of visits by MSPs to see first-hand the value and importance of...

Holyrood ‘must tell councils when they can get the Barnett Consequentials’

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Sarah Boyack MSP for Lothian and Scottish Labour local government spokesman said today that The Scottish Government must announce the date that Scotland’s cash-strapped councils can expect to receive their fair share of the...

Sarah Boyack MSP holding February surgery

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Sarah Boyack is the Labour MSP who represents Lothian, so anyone in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas is her constituent.Ms Boyack is holding a surgery at the end of this month at The...

Sarah Boyack MSP – glad to be back at Holyrood

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Sarah Boyack was first elected at the very beginning of The Scottish Parliament, then she lost her seat but has now come back ready to deal with housing and planning matters which is where...

Sarah Boyack MSP says ignoring planning process for Christmas market is unacceptable

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FAILURE OF CHRISTMAS MARKET PLANNING“UNACCEPTABLE”Sarah Boyack MSP criticised planning failures for this year’s Christmas Market at Princes Street Gardens as “unacceptable”.It comes after Edinburgh City Council’s Culture & Communities Committee met earlier in...

Abbeyhill mural unveiled

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Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack was on hand to unveil the new mural at Abbeyhill railway bridge. The mural was curated and facilitated by LeithLate, funded by the Student Housing Company and given life by...

Scottish Labour Leadership contest – Sarah Boyack

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[vimeo 111101984 w=500 h=281]The Edinburgh Reporter NEWS Sarah Boyack from Phyllis Stephen on Vimeo. One of the contenders for the position of Scottish Labour Leader is Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack  Ms Boyack is one of...

Rickshaw rides highlight the need for charity support

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Over the weekend rickshaws took over The Meadows. Members of the public were invited to ride with volunteers from Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Restless Development. The volunteers’ stories help disprove the myth that...

New powers to tackle dangerous buildings

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Last week, MSPs voted to pass the Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) BillThe Member's Bill, promoted by Labour MSP, David Stewart, will give Local Authorities with much needed extra powers to recoup their costs when...

MSP raises Waverley access concerns

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Lothian MSP, Sarah Boyack, writes on access issues at Waverley Station.Anyone who regularly travels through Haymarket or Waverley will know about the significant redevelopment taking place at both stations.While the aim of these works...

Sarah Boyack leading debate to end world hunger

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 Lothian MSP Sarah Boyack will lead a Member’s Debate, just after First Minister's Questions this morning, to call for everyone in Scotland to play their part in the fight to end world hunger. The debate...

Glasgow party flats policy holds key for Edinburgh action

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Over the last few years, I have been working with local campaigners to tackle anti-social behaviour associated with 'party flats'. These flats are residential properties rented out for a short period of time - often...

Boyack calls for clarity from Education Minister

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Scottish Labour MSP for the Lothians, Sarah Boyack has called on the SNP Government to come clean on any plans they have for mergers between Universities and colleges in Edinburgh and the Lothians.Her demand...

Edinburgh MSP slams Government for record on Childhood Obesity

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Edinburgh Central MSP, Sarah Boyack, has slammed the SNP Government after it emerged that the number of staff battling childhood obesity in Edinburgh has been slashed by over a quarter since 2007.Statistics obtained under...

Edinburgh MSP slams coalition government’s proposals on student visas

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Edinburgh Central MSP Sarah Boyack has condemned the UK coalition Government’s plans to tighten up the issuing of student visas as part of wider restrictions on immigration. The UK Border Agency has now launched a...

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