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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Preparing for Sustainable Farming

Helping to Futureproof Farms Farmers, crofters and land managers now have access to new guidance on financial support for activity that will improve awareness of their climate performance. The first phase of Track 1 of the National Test Programme (NTP): Preparing for Sustainable Farming, aims

Here’s Why These Council Elections Really Matter

Next Thursday, May 5th, people across Scotland go to the polls to elect the local councillors who will represent us in our communities over the next few years. Elections to local councils across the country are always important because the quality of local services and

Automatic Awards to Make Accessing Family Benefits Simpler

Changes planned to make sure families get support they are entitled to. Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. –

SNP Manifesto 2022: What You Need to Know

Vote for SNP Councillors on May 5th Only the SNP has a plan, at all levels of government, to tackle the Tory cost of living crisis which is affecting people and families across the country. We have launched our ambitious manifesto for the Scottish council

Frist Minister Launches SNP’s Council Election Manifesto

Let’s Come Together to Tackle Tory Cost-of-Living Crisis First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched the SNP’s local election manifesto. These elections come at a time when families are facing a Tory-made cost of living crisis, unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetimes.

Scotrail Prices Slashed by 50% in May

Public Ownership Aids Action on Cost-of-Living Crisis Graeme has welcomed a cut-price deal for rail travel by newly-nationalised ScotRail – one that will keep cash in people’s pockets during the Tory cost-of-living crisis. Between 9th and 31st May, travellers can take an outward journey for

Angus Children Excelling

Education & Attainment Figures Welcomed SNP MSP for the Angus South constituency, Graeme Dey, has welcomed figures which he says show children in Angus to be excelling under the SNP Scottish Government. Schools across Angus are benefitting from £2.1m of funding for the coming year

NHS Scotland Recruitment Boost

Additional healthcare staff and international nurses join NHS workforce. Scottish health boards have recruited more than 1,000 additional healthcare support staff and almost 200 registered nurses from overseas to help address the unprecedented challenges facing the NHS. The support staff recruitment drive, backed by £15

Short-changed and Ignored by Westminster

Whether it’s Brexit, City Deals, pensions or welfare, Tory governments at Westminster have a long record of short-changing Scotland. In total, the figure amounts to £10.3 billion – or £2000 per person in Scotland. This is the price of Westminster control: far from “levelling up”