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Support Local Traders This Christmas

Small Business Saturday After a very challenging period for all businesses across the country, Ms Forbes has encouraged people to think local this festive season while adhering to the essential public health restrictions, including taking a lateral flow test before socialising or meeting other households,

Storm Arwen to Batter UK with 75mph winds

Forecasters have warned of travel chaos as the first winter storm is set to batter parts of the UK with 75mph winds. The Met Office has issued amber and red wind warnings for parts of north-east England and Scotland from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning

£50m for Warmer, Greener Homes

Support to Help People Save on Heating This Winter An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills, bringing the total support available through Home Energy Scotland to £50 million in 2021-2022. People

Graeme’s Column

This month, I had the enormous privilege of representing Scotland and the Scottish Government at COP26. It was a truly uplifting and motivating experience. Of course, media coverage of the event in Glasgow understandably focused on the role of world leaders and negotiators in pursuing

Support for Flood-Hit Local Authorities

Discretionary Funding for Emergency Assistance In response to flooding in Dumfries & Galloway the Scottish Government has triggered the Bellwin scheme of discretionary funding, which gives emergency financial assistance to local authorities. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has visited Annan today (3rd November), where two

Creating a Fairer, Greener Nation

Rural Funding Scheme Extended The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will reopen for funding in 2022 to support the ambition of doubling the amount of land under organic management, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22. Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to

Graeme’s Column

Just weeks from now, the eyes of the world will be on Scotland. At the end of this month, leaders from across the world will gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). This is a critical opportunity to forge global progress

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

Education Recovery

Setting Out the Way Forward Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has

Better Protection for Animals

New Powers in Force to Rehome Animals Quicker Legislation has come into effect today which will enable far more efficient rehoming of animals taken into possession to protect their welfare. Before today, animals seized on welfare grounds that were not signed over by the owner