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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Delivering on Child Poverty Commitments

Report Details Investment & Actions in Key Areas Record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published 29th June, shows that all of the

Launch of GP Recruitment Campaign

Part of Commitment to Appoint 800 Family Doctors A new campaign to recruit more GPs to come to Scotland has been launched. The initiative includes targeted print and digital advertising and is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to increase the number of GPs by

Scotland’s IndyRef2 Mandate

The Facts The Scottish Government has a clear democratic mandate to deliver a referendum on Scottish independence, and it has launched a series of papers to set out the case for independence. And Nicola Sturgeon has now announced the publishing Scottish Independence Referendum Bill –

Celebrating Five Years of the Baby Box

Revamp ahead of scheme’s milestone Scotland’s Baby Box has been refreshed in time for its fifth anniversary. The new look box has updated clothing designs and now includes a baby toothbrush to support early oral health. Every newborn in Scotland is entitled to a Baby

Local Authorities Given Power To Run Bus Services

Commencement of powers in Transport (Scotland) Act. The Scottish Government has now commenced powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act for local authorities to run their own bus services. Section 34 of the Act essentially gives local transport authorities power to run local bus services in

Support for Equality and Innovation in Agriculture

Fund of more than £200m to back innovative projects Projects which aim to boost food security in Scotland and address the biodiversity and climate crises will benefit from a major Scottish Government funding programme. At The Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

It’s Time To Make Scotland Wealthier And Fairer

Building a New Scotland At the start of last week, the Scottish Government published the first in a series of papers – “Building a New Scotland” – that will make afresh the case for Scotland becoming an independent country. It will present a positive, upbeat and optimistic

Combating Food Insecurity

Graeme Visits Kirriemuir Food Hub This week, Graeme visited Kirriemuir Food Hub to discuss the work they do to support the local community. Kirriemuir Food Hub is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation based in the centre of Kirriemuir with a mission to help combat food insecurity

National Care Service Bill Published

New Vision for the Future of Social Care Legislation to establish a National Care Service for Scotland (NCS) will ensure the best possible outcomes for people accessing care and support and end the ‘postcode lottery’ of care. The National Care Service Bill will make Scottish