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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.

Graeme’s Column

If life in general can throw up the unexpected then it can be so much more the case in political life. The decision of Nicola Sturgeon to step down as First Minister was certainly a surprise. Maybe not a complete shock for those privileged to

Roads Ahead in Delivering Free Bus Travel

100 million free bus journeys per year thanks to SNP action Approximately 100 million concessionary bus journeys are being taken each year thanks to increased investment from the SNP Scottish Government, new figures have revealed. Since 2014/15, over 894 million concessionary bus trips have been

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

Expanding School Age Childcare

First Minister announces additional £15 million to support families. Thousands more low-income families will benefit from free school age childcare as part of a £15 million investment to help tackle child poverty Existing services for eligible families in areas of Dundee, Clackmannanshire, Glasgow and Inverclyde

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

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

First Minister’s Reading Challenge Leaves Lasting Legacy

SNP Creating Generation of Bookbugs Over 1600 schools across Scotland have signed up to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge since the project started in 2016, including primaries and secondaries across Angus. The Challenge was set up to help children and young people between the ages

MSP Visits D&A College for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Unlocking Potential Graeme Dey marked this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week last week with a visit to Dundee & Angus College’s Arbroath Campus. There he met with young people undertaking Foundation Apprenticeships at the College. These programmes have been developed to help young people gain valuable,