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Building a smarter Scotland: SNP’s record in education

Scotland has an education system to be proud of We’re determined to ensure that everyone gets the best start in life, proper support throughout their education, and that university is always based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. Here’s what we’ve already

200,000 Baby Boxes Delivered

Milestone for popular scheme. The number of Baby Boxes delivered to expectant parents has reached 200,000. The milestone came after independent evaluation showed overwhelming backing for the box and its contents. – Graeme The Baby Box is one of the SNP Government’s key policies which

Winter Service Launch 2021/22

Scotland’s largest salt barn is open for business. The new facility at Transport Scotland’s depot in Polmadie can hold 17,500 tonnes of salt, and acts as a strategic asset to help treat the trunk roads in the south west of Scotland. The building also harvests

Child Disability Payment Opens for Applications

Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide. Child Disability Payment opens for new applications across the country from today. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.

Unionist MSPs Fail to Oppose Westminster Power Grab

Devolution Settlement ‘Being Undermined’ The SNP has condemned opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament for uniting in their refusal to condemn the Tory UK Government’s encroachment on devolved policy areas. During a recent debate, MSPs had the opportunity to object to UK Government plans which

How Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland Won Praise from Around the World

UN diplomats have broadly welcomed the Glasgow summit’s outcome. However strong warnings have come from the likes of Mary Robinson, chair of the Elders and former President of Ireland, who said that COP26 has made some progress, but nowhere near enough to avoid climate disaster.

Online Portal for Autumn/Winter Vaccination Programme

Advance booking facility for booster and flu jabs. An online portal is now available to allow people aged 50 to 59, unpaid carers who are 16 and over, and those aged 16 and over who are household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals to book their Autumn/Winter vaccination

Making Scotland a Leading Hydrogen Producer

Over £100 million to advance cleaner energy. A five-year plan to help build Scotland’s hydrogen economy and deliver an ambition for the technology to provide nearly a sixth of Scotland’s energy needs by 2030 has been published. Graeme: Fantastic to see the announcement of £100

Scotland Leads International Charge on Transport Decarbonisation

New agreements signed as Under2 Coalition looks to Scotland’s ambitions The Scottish Government has signed five international agreements supporting the global decarbonisation of the transport sector. The agreements signed include: The ‘Further, Faster, Together’ Under2 Coalition Leaders Action Document – committing 100% of light-duty public