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Support with Winter Pressures

Help for low income households this festive period Projects that support low income households will benefit from a funding boost through the Scottish Government’s Winter Support Fund. A total of 16 charities will receive a share of over £6 million to provide support to low

Call to get Booster in Last Week of the Year

Four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ With just four days left to get ‘boosted by the bells’ all remaining over-18s are being urged to come along for their COVID-19 booster. Latest published figures show 73.5% of eligible adults aged 18 and above

Steps To Accelerate Booster Programme

Online portal extended and changes to flu delivery A range of measures are being introduced to speed up the COVID-19 booster programme, and give protection against the spreading Omicron variant. The online booking portal will be open to everyone aged 18-29 from 10am tomorrow, allowing

Local Food Strategy Consultation

Opportunity to help shape Scotland’s local food strategy A series of public engagement events are being held in local communities to help people from all walks of life shape the Scottish Government’s local food strategy. The consultation is the first stage in a strategy to

Scottish Cluster Carbon Capture Bid Rejected

Scotland has been dealt an economic and environmental blow after a flagship carbon capture project was sidelined by the UK government. “There isn't a jaw which hasn't hit the ground at this news among those involved in the Scottish cluster bid.It seemed like a no-brainer…”

Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill Passed

Unpaid carers to receive double additional payment Tens of thousands of unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament this evening. Recognising the additional pressures unpaid carers face as a result

Countries Taken Off The Red List

Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are among 47 countries coming off the international travel red list from 11 October. The changes – agreed on a four nation basis – leave a smaller red list consisting of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama,

The Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project

Graeme visits Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project Graeme visited the team delivering the Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project and heard first-hand about the next phase of works which is due to commence next month. He had the opportunity to see one of the

Tories Impose National Insurance Tax Hike

Scottish families are being shafted by new Tory poll tax Scotland’s families and young people are set to be shafted by Boris Johnson’s plans to impose a National Insurance tax hike on millions, in order to fix Westminster’s social care crisis in England – creating