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Boyack claims health services in Lothian in crisis

Local Scottish Labour MSP Sarah Boyack has raised the alarm as the crisis in local A&E waiting times has continued unabated. Statistics published this week have shown that only 74.9% of A&E attendees were seen within the four...

Letter from Scotland

I have in my hand a half-penny minted in 1914. It’s worn and faded, almost black with age, but you can still see King George V’s head on it and that awful date. I’ll...

Sarah Boyack to stand in Labour leadership contest

Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack has announced that she is a candidate in the contest for Scottish Labour leader. She is the first to enter the race but any other candidates have until Friday to declare their...

Beyond the Outbreak – Getting on in Gorgie Dalry

The first of a series of meetings took place at Tynecastle High School Community Wing today, to discuss how the communities of Gorgie and Dalry might recover following the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease.It...

Today at Holyrood

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...

Sarah Boyack on the Green Investment Bank

by Lothians MSP Sarah Boyack Earlier this month, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced that Edinburgh was to be home to the headquarters for the UK’s first Green Investment Bank. The decision has been welcomed by politicians...

Liveblog with Sarah Boyack MSP 29 August 2011 at 5.30

Sarah Boyack is Labour MSP for the Lothians.She will be answering our questions on Monday evening and will answer yours too if you would like to put them to her. Just use the comments...

Employability Support for Edinburgh confirmed by Scottish Government

Shirley-Anne Somerville (MSP)(Lothians)(SNP)  welcomed the news that The Scottish Government will continue direct funding of Edinburgh’s employability services in the next financial year with investment of over £700,000. The announcement was made by housing minister...

Edinburgh MSP welcomes new course at Heriot Watt

A new course at Heriot Watt University, teaching the link between building design and carbon emissions, has been welcomed as a step forward in tackling climate change by Edinburgh Central MSP Sarah Boyack.The MSc...


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