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Over £26m to Close Digital Divide

Supporting People to Get Online Graeme has said that the Connecting Scotland programme will tackle ‘digital disadvantage’, as around 23,000 people are set to benefit from new online training and skills to help improve their chances of securing a job or to reduce isolation. He

First Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres Go Live

New Services to Help Find Cancer Sooner A new initiative to speed up cancer diagnosis and provide GPs with an alternative route to urgently refer patients has been launched. Three Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres (ECDC), within existing NHS facilities, will help to pick up cancer

Remobilising NHS Dentists

£5m to Help Meet Safety Standards, See More Patients Additional funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding will help NHS dental practices to purchase, renew or upgrade

£335,000 to Angus Council for Kids Summer Activates

Key Scottish Government Investment Confirmed Graeme has said he is ‘delighted’ that Angus Council is set to receive £335,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage children to play and socialise as part of the recovery from the pandemic. Local authorities across Scotland will benefit from

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Funds Open for Drugs Services

Graeme Encourages Applications for Share of £18m Graeme has encouraged Angus organisations on the frontline of the drugs emergency to apply for new funding announced by the Scottish Government. Four separate funds to support improvements to drugs services – worth a total of £18 million

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Changing politics in Scotland

Talks on Co-operation Agreement Announced Graeme has described the Scottish Government’s announcement of structured talks with the Scottish Green Party, with a view to reaching a formal Co-operation Agreement, as “grown-up politics in action”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the move is part of

£3.7m to Improve Rural Connectivity

New Mobile Mast Announced for Glen Clova Graeme has welcomed the announcement of a further £3.75 million Scottish Government investment to improve mobile coverage in some of the most rural parts of Scotland – including in his Angus South constituency. These areas, known as ‘Not