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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

Over £26m to Close Digital Divide

Supporting People to Get Online Graeme has said that the Connecting Scotland programme will tackle ‘digital disadvantage’, as around 23,000 people are set to benefit from new online training and skills to help improve their chances of securing a job or to reduce isolation. He

First Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres Go Live

New Services to Help Find Cancer Sooner A new initiative to speed up cancer diagnosis and provide GPs with an alternative route to urgently refer patients has been launched. Three Early Cancer Diagnostic Centres (ECDC), within existing NHS facilities, will help to pick up cancer

Remobilising NHS Dentists

£5m to Help Meet Safety Standards, See More Patients Additional funding of up to £5 million is available to NHS dentists to help remobilise services as Scotland recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding will help NHS dental practices to purchase, renew or upgrade

£335,000 to Angus Council for Kids Summer Activates

Key Scottish Government Investment Confirmed Graeme has said he is ‘delighted’ that Angus Council is set to receive £335,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage children to play and socialise as part of the recovery from the pandemic. Local authorities across Scotland will benefit from

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Scotland ‘Stands Out’ in UK on Protecting Children’s Rights

UK Languishing in World Ranking Scotland has been described as ‘standing out’ in the UK on children’s rights, despite the UK as a whole ranking as one of the worst countries in the world for respecting the rights of children. Graeme has described the state

International Climate Campaign Launched

Promoting Scottish action in response to the climate emergency. A new international digital campaign to show what Scotland is doing to tackle the climate emergency has been launched ahead of COP26 in Glasgow later this year. “Let’s do Net Zero” aims to demonstrate the action

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