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#SP6 – Scottish Labour call for Holyrood clean up

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Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has called for a commission to Clean Up Holyrood, suggesting that ideas are needed to offer the country a parliament which will hold the government to account and win...

#SP6 – SNP and business recovery after Covid

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The SNP say they have ambitious plans for economic recovery in Scotland. The party leader, Nicola Sturgeon will outline these proposals committed to liveable accessible places with thriving local economies.This is based on the...

SMEs celebrate after Government rates move

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Thousands of small business across Edinburgh, Fife, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after plans to end the small business bonus scheme (SBBS) were shelved during Stage 3 of the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland)...

2019 ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’

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Earlier today Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross, Sadie, competed with other politicians and their pooches in a light-hearted attempt to...

Today at Holyrood – Derek Mackay will present his third Scottish Budget

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The Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says he will present a strong budget at Holyrood this afternoon to support transformation of essential public services.He says that it will strengthen Scotland’s economy and deliver long term...

Young European Movement need help with their time capsule

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Young European Movement Edinburgh will create a time capsule, and they want to hear from you!On Saturday 30 June at 11:00am in front of The Scottish Parliament, they will gather to create a time capsule...

CAMRA chair urges support from Parliament

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The Scottish Parliament can to a lot to support the Scottish brewing industry.That's the view of Sarah Crawford, Scotland and Northern Ireland director for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).She told the annual reception...

Normal service resumes at the Scottish Parliament following report of suspicious package

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Police have confirmed that the emergency response at the Scottish Parliament has been stood down.Emergency services were called at around 11.35 a.m. on Tuesday 7th November following a report of a suspicious package having been delivered.The...

Letter from Scotland

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I can report that Scotland is staying “calm and collected” in the midst of the political and emotional turmoil swirling round the rest of the so-called United Kingdom.  We, at least, are complying with...

#SP16 Alison Dickie SNP candidate for Edinburgh Central

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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...

Just Festival 2015: Gypsy/Travellers – Has Time Run Out? and Moving Minds

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'Everyone should be allowed to live according to their ethnicity' Most of us probably agree with that statement; in a multicultural society we live alongside people from all over the world - and they live...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Hidden Haiti: Fourth World Art. Discover more about how Haitian artists recycle materials by turning them into beautiful artwork and homeware at this launch exhibition, and learn how Fourth World Art is supporting artisans to...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2014Pakistan Society Heritage Project presents Rural Reflections: an exhibition of rural scenery of Pakistan and Scotland. 'Here we share the stories of ten members of the 50+ group of the Pakistan...

Gordon’s newsletter is on the way!

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 Gordon Macdonald MSP is ready to start delivering his new annual newsletter to constituents throughout Edinburgh Pentlands. This will be his fourth newsletter to residents since his election in 2011.Gordon, taking time out before...

Letter from Scotland

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Look at who’s blown in on the wild west winds we’ve been having for the last few days…. 78,970 pink-footed geese, according to the bird counters at the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s reserve at Montrose...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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What's On is truly international this week, with Poland, Italy, Spain, Afghanistan, Palestine, Denmark, China, France, the USA, Canada, Japan and the entire African continent all being involved in events in Scotland's capital. Closer...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

Salmond’s resignation sparks leadership question

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First Minister Alex Salmond has said that the independence movement will go on but his time as leader of the SNP and thus as First Minister is nearly over. He will not accept nomination...

Social enterprise awards shortlist announced

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Social Enterprise Scotland Announces Annual Awards Shortlist Social Enterprise Scotland has announced the shortlist for the annual Scottish Social Enterprise Awards 2012 - with a 100% increase in applications compared to last year, and there...

Edinburgh International Culture Summit starts today

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The Edinburgh International Culture Summit convenes today – with nations from every corner of the world meeting at The Scottish Parliament for an historic debate on how culture can bring countries closer together.The Culture...

Exhibition of world class photojournalism at Holyrood this summer

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World Press Photo exhibition returns to Parliament in summerThe very best of international photojournalism returns to the Scottish Parliament in July when the World Press Photo (WPP) winners will be on display in the...

Kenyan visitor to address Holyrood

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The Director of a project to help those living with Aids in Africa, the Kenyan based Ecudare Project, has been invited to speak at The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday at the invitation of The...

Postal votes must count

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As 61,353 postal voting packs start dropping through letter boxes across Edinburgh, postal voters are being reminded to read the instructions carefully otherwise their vote might not be counted.When voting by post, voters need...

Parliament asked to balance justice for all

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In a petition backed by comedian Frankie Boyle and author Iain Banks, campaigners called  on the Scottish Parliament this week to investigate the barriers people face when they try to stand up...

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