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Highlighting International Youth Day with Kirriemuir Youth Project

Celebrating the qualities of young people  Graeme recently visited Kirriemuir Youth Project to discuss challenges that today’s youth can face. Kirriemuir Youth Project is a local organisation that supports the needs of young people in Kirriemuir. They have recently had great success in their summer

Graeme’s Column

The Scottish Parliament resumes in a few days’ time. Speaking personally, this year’s summer recess has been productive, informative and the kind of battery recharge I haven’t experienced since 2017. Free from the demands of ministerial responsibility, after stepping back from government in January, this

Highlighting National Allotments Week

Raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles Graeme recently visited Sustainable Kirriemuir to discuss the positive impact of being outside. Sustainable Kirriemuir are a group of people who put climate action into practice, protecting nature and

Energy Price Cap & Interest Rates Increasing 

Tory Negligence Sees Households Face ‘Double-Whammy’ The SNP has warned of a ‘double-whammy’ hit to households in the coming months, after changes to interest rates and the energy price cap were announced this week. Ofgem confirmed on Thursday 4th August that the energy price cap,

Constituency Assistant to Graeme Dey MSP

Job: Constituency Assistant – Graeme Dey MSP Location: Arbroath with occasional travel to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Salary: £24,185 (pro-rata) Hours: (Full-Time/Part-Time) dependant on candidate Term: Fixed term, 12 months The post attracts an employer’s pension contribution equivalent to 10% of salary. Holiday entitlement: 25 days per annum,

Graeme’s Column

For the first time in a couple of years, the summer parliamentary recess has afforded me the chance to fill my diary with constituency visits. Thanks to the easing of the pandemic and associated restrictions, I’ve been able to get stuck back into the most

Supporting Scotland’s Local Food & Drink

Appetite for Angus Among Funding Recipients A total of 24 projects from across the country have been awarded funding of £110,000 to promote and showcase quality regional produce. Among them is regional food group Appetite for Angus, who have been granted £3,000 to deliver a

Scotland ‘Ripped Off’ on Energy

Next Prime Minster Must Fix Grid Charge Graeme has said whoever becomes the next Prime Minister must urgently address the ‘rip off’ charges that energy companies in Scotland pay to access the National Grid. Scotland has the highest fees for companies to access the National Grid to export energy,

Scottish Government Delivering for Farmers

Financial Certainty as Rural Payment Targets Exceeded More than 99% of Basic Payment Scheme, Greening and Young Farmer Payments have now been made. This achievement exceeds the Scottish Government’s target of 95.24%. All payment targets across Direct and Rural Development Payments for 2021 have been

Celebrating World Youth Skills Day with Angus Training Group

Helping to address these challenges by reducing access barriers to the world of work  Graeme recently visited Angus Training Group to discuss the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Angus Training Group are a long-established company with