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Category Archives: Holyrood 2021

Levenmouth Rail Link Plans Unveiled

The return of rail services to Levenmouth moved a step closer today with confirmation by Transport Minister Graeme Dey that the line would be double tracked and electrified. Graeme was speaking during a visit to Leven where he also announced the options being taken forward

Financial Support for Bus Services

Further £35.4 million to maintain bus services The Scottish Government has approved additional expenditure of up to £35.4 million to enable bus operators to maintain services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new funding extends the support of up to £61.4 million that the Scottish Government

Apply for the Best Start Grant

Graeme is urging eligible families in Angus to apply for this year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment, as applications open today. The payment, which is only available in Scotland, is open to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a child

New Lung Cancer Detection Campaign

Get potential symptoms checked early by your GP. A bold Detect Cancer Early (DCE) campaign is encouraging people to contact their GP if they have a new or different persistent cough or unusual breathlessness for three weeks or more in an effort to return to

The World’s Eyes Are On Scotland

The SNP has won a landslide victory, the highest vote share of any party anywhere in the UK, in any election, since 1966. The people of Scotland elected an increased pro-independence majority, of 72 MSPs – with a record number of votes and seats for

National Collections for All

Delivering for Scotland #1: Free Access to Museums & Galleries The SNP believes that culture is important in and of itself, and that participation in culture is a force for good for individuals and society. The Scottish Government provides annual funding for a number of

Smarter Heating, Warmer Homes

Delivering for Scotland #2: Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Heating and cooling our homes and businesses costs £2.6 billion a year and accounts for approximately half of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Under the SNP, energy efficiency has been designated a national priority in Scotland – key

Why #BothVotesSNP Really Matters in North East Scotland

The Scottish Parliament election on May 6 will be the most important in Scotland’s history. We can re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister, secure an independence referendum and put Scotland’s recovery firmly in Scotland’s hands. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @NicolaSturgeon: “I’ve done my best, every day, to lead

A Passion For Our Culture

Delivering for Scotland #3: Culture & Heritage Investment Culture, creativity and a rich, diverse heritage sit at the heart of Scottish life and play a critical role in the economy, communities and almost everything we do. The SNP is committed to supporting, developing and advocating

Leading Europe on LGBTI Equality

Delivering for Scotland #4: LGBTI Rights The SNP believes that there is no place in Scotland for prejudice or discrimination, and that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, regardless of their sexual orientation. Scotland is considered one of the most progressive countries in Europe in