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Monthly Archives: March 2023

New Cabinet Meets

Ministers to take a “bold approach”. The First Minister chaired the first meeting of his new Scottish Cabinet this morning in Bute House, charging Cabinet Secretaries and Ministers to take a bold approach to delivering for Scotland. Cabinet had a substantive discussion on the priorities

Outdoor Play Funding for Angus

Scottish Government Helping Boost Local Provision The SNP Government and COSLA have agreed £50 million in funding to local authorities over the next three years for the refurbishment of children’s play parks. The capital allocation to Angus Council over the period of 2023/24 to 2025/26

More funding made available for Fuel Insecurity Fund

First Minister announces increased support for households with energy costs. Up to £30 million will be made available through the Fuel Insecurity Fund next year to help households who are at risk of self-rationing or self-disconnecting their energy use, First Minister Humza Yousaf has announced.

New Cabinet unveiled

FM: new team to deliver ‘radical, ambitious and progressive policy agenda’. First Minister Humza Yousaf has unveiled his Cabinet team with five members aged under 40 and, for the first time ever, a majority of women. In a Cabinet of ten that sees the Economy

First Minister Tenders Resignation

Nicola Sturgeon steps down after 3,051 days as FM. Scotland’s longest-serving and first ever female First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today resigned from office. After more than eight years in the role, she announced her intention to stand down last month, retaining her full range

Formal Apology for Historical Adoption Practices

Heartbreak of Mothers Forced to Give Up Babies First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has delivered a formal apology to those affected by ‘cruel’ historical adoption practices. Many thousands of women – most of them young and unmarried – were forced to give up their babies for

Nicola Sturgeon Chairs Final Cabinet Meeting

Colleagues Pay Tribute to First Minister & Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today chaired her final Cabinet meeting, alongside Deputy First Minister John Swinney, ahead of both standing down from Government next week. As well as the substantive business of Cabinet being discussed, Cabinet colleagues

Minimum Unit Pricing Reducing Alcohol Deaths

Report Estimates Policy has Saved Hundreds of Lives Research estimates that 156 deaths were averted each year following the SNP Scottish Government’s implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP). The study comes from Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow. It indicates a 13.4% reduction

Graeme’s Column

Calling Out Misogyny I admit it, I’m a bit of a dinosaur. I don’t have Tik Tok. And whilst I do technically have an MSP Twitter account, it is operated by my staff who tell me it’s best I don’t see the abuse directed at