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Reduction in public sector employment

Overall public sector employment in Scotland fell by 1.3 per cent over the last year, statistics published by The Scottish Government today show.When public sector financial institutions are excluded, public sector employment fell by...

Scottish Broadcasting – what now?

Plans to transform broadcasting services in Scotland - providing new opportunities to develop talent, ideas and the creative economy - came a step closer according to an announcement by The Scottish Government.Culture Minister Fiona...

On the agenda at Holyrood

First Minister Alex Salmond today set out the Scottish Government's priorities for the final year of the parliamentary term and beyond.In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister outlined a programme of...

New Queen’s Counsel announced

Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of seven new Queen's Counsel, on the recommendation of First Minister Alex Salmond.The new appointees are: Andrew Lawson Brown, Robert Bruce Weir, Shona...

Government introduce chronic medication service

People with long term conditions are to be given 'care plans' by their pharmacist to help them manage their ill-health better, it was announced today.Through an integrated patient record sharing system between GPs and...

Safer Streets

Every local authority in Scotland is invited to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to help ensure that people going out for the night can enjoy themselves in a safe environment.Last year's Safer...

Delhi here we come!

The athletes who will represent Scotland at next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi were named today.Scots will compete in 16 of the 17 sports disciplines in India. The oldest is 72-year-old bowler Willie Wood,...

450 years since John Knox

Joint plans to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation were unveiled by the Church of Scotland and Scottish Government today.The main national focus will be on Wednesday November 3, beginning with a conference,...

Success of Community Renewables Fund – les jeux sont fait

To access public money is always a bit of a lottery but the success of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) means that it is closing to new applications following unprecedented demand, it...

Floating windfarms…..

First Minister Alex Salmond today met Statoil, a Norwegian based oil company, to discuss the possibility of developing the world's first floating wind farm in Scotland.The company has identified two potential sites, one off...


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