Author: Graeme

Member of the Scottish Parliament for Angus South Constituency. Minister for Higher and Further Education; and Minister for Veterans.

It is Budget time again at the Scottish Parliament. There is a great deal I enjoy about my role as an MSP. This is my least…

Last week saw the Rwanda Bill pass in the House of Commons. While Scotland’s demographics demand an increase in migration, Westminster has been gripped by the…

Climate Change The recent series of severe weather events, culminating Storm Babet, have served to remind us of the developing threat posed by Climate Change. This…

My thoughts are not only with the families of those who lost their lives to the extreme conditions caused by Storm Babet but everyone displaced or…

More than twelve years as an MSP leaves you pretty hardened. When you have taken up the cudgels for constituents on a multitude of fronts and…

Parliament returns on Tuesday September 5. It feels like the summer recess has disappeared in the blink of an eye. That’s what happens when you pack…

Banking Hubs High Street banks have copped a good deal of flak over recent years for their branch closure programmes. And rightly so. The contempt shown…

The advent of the summer parliamentary recess is universally greeted with relief across the Holyrood campus. I doubt there’s an MSP who isn’t delighted to get…

Weeks on from the announcement, I remain baffled by the decision of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) to renege on their longstanding commitment to base a…

Setting out case for transformational change. Major structural reforms are required to the current way skills are delivered in Scotland, according to an independent review of…