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Highlighting MS Awareness Week with Angus MS Society

Raising awareness about multiple sclerosis Graeme recently met with the MS Society Angus to discuss how they support the local community. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. With MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged.

Tax Changes for Second and Empty Homes

Councils empowered to prioritise homes for living in. Plans to enable councils to raise the amount of council tax paid on empty and second homes will be included in a new consultation to help increase housing availability. First Minister Humza Yousaf will announce proposals at

Floating Solar Panels Ready in First for Scotland

Array tested before deployment this year. Scotland’s first array of floating solar panels will be installed this year as part of an innovative move to generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions. – Graeme This is a significant and welcomed step forward for Scotland’s renewable

New Financial Year Heralds Income Tax Changes

Additional half a billion pounds raised for public services. Changes to income tax in Scotland have come into force and are estimated to raise more than half a billion pounds of additional revenue this financial year to support vital public services. – Graeme Scotland has

Celebrating World Autism Acceptance Week

Increasing understanding and acceptance of autism. Graeme recently visited the Dundee and Angus Branch of the National Autistic Society Scotland at their new premises on Lindsay Street in Arbroath, to highlight World Autism Acceptance Week. The Dundee and Angus Branch of the National Autistic Society

Promoting Low Carbon Farming and Protecting the Environment

Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards. More than 600 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £30 million from the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) 2021. – Graeme I am delighted to see

Supporting a Renewables Revolution

Commitment to develop onshore wind generation confirmed. Scotland’s onshore wind capacity will more than double by 2030 under plans to help cut harmful emissions and support the energy sector’s net zero transformation. – Graeme  Onshore wind power plays a vital role in Scotland’s route to

Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Smithies Deli

Small Businesses Make a Big Difference Graeme is urging people across Angus to shop local this Winter, as he celebrates Small Business Saturday with Smithies Deli & Gin Emporium. Established in 2000, Arbroath based Smithies is a family run coffee shop, delicatessen, cheesemonger & drinks

New Poll Shows Majority Support for Independence: Key Takeaways

Exactly a week after the UK Supreme Court ruling showed that Scotland is not in a “union of equals”, and amid continued denials of Scotland’s democracy by the Westminster parties, a new poll shows majority support for Scottish independence. The poll, conducted after the Supreme Court

Second Charter Ship for Ukrainians

Preparations under way as vessel arrives to host displaced people. The second cruise ship chartered to offer displaced people safe accommodation has arrived in Glasgow. The M/S Ambition has been chartered for six months and will be located at King George V docks on the