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Monthly Archives: February 2022

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Scottish Government to provide financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following Russian invasion. The Scottish Government will provide both financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following the illegal invasion by Russia. Firstly, an initial £4m in humanitarian aid will be provided. As part

The Cost of UK Tax Evasion & Avoidance

How Scotland Loses £3bn The UK leads the world in tax evasion and abuse – and as a result of Westminster’s failure to clamp down on it, the UK loses £38 billion a year. The UK only has 0.86% of the world’s population – but

Record 95.5% of School Leavers in Positive Destinations

Almost half of pupils go on to higher education. A record 95.5% of pupils were in a ‘positive destination’ including work, training or further study within three months of leaving school last year with Angus seeing 95.7%. Latest figures also show 45.1% of school leavers

Second Boosters for At-Risk Groups

Spring dose to boost protection. Second booster jabs will be offered to those aged 75 and over and those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease following the latest Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advice. – Health Secretary Humza Yousaf We know that

£300m Boost for Climate Friendly Heating

Transforming Scotland’s heating systems. Homes and commercial properties across Scotland will benefit from the establishment of a new £300 million fund supporting the development and roll out of zero emission heat networks. Zero Carbon Buildings Minister Patrick Harvie announced the new Heat Network Fund at

Cost of Living Support

Financial lifeline for students. Students facing financial hardship due to the cost of living crisis and rising energy costs can apply for more support. This week more than £5 million has been distributed to help Higher Education students in financial hardship with basics like heating

Graeme’s Column

Every so often something happens that is just so extraordinary it cannot fail to capture even the attention of people who might normally take barely a passing interest in the topic. The rise and rise of Arbroath Football Club is just such an event. No

Vaccination for 5 to 11-year-olds

Scotland accepts draft JCVI advice. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that the Scottish Government has received JCVI advice recommending the universal vaccination of 5 to 11-year-olds. – Graeme The Scottish Government has continued to follow the advice of JCVI throughout the pandemic and I

Storms Dudley and Eunice

Ministers Updated on Resilience Effort The Deputy First Minister yesterday chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Room (SGoRR), in preparation for severe weather expected this week. The Met Office has issued an amber wind warning for parts of Scotland through Wednesday 16 February