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Delivering thriving local communities

Consultation on planning guidance. People are being asked for their views on how the planning system can support healthy, thriving and connected communities as part of a consultation launched by the Scottish Government. As part of implementation of National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4), draft guidance

Pro-Brexit Tories & Labour Making People Poorer

Record Food Parcels as Industry Warns of Long-Term Price Hikes The SNP has said that both the Tories and Labour have to answer for making millions of people poorer with their commitment to Brexit, amid growing warnings about the long-term damage being caused by EU

Putting Victims and Witnesses at the Heart of the Justice System

Legislative reforms introduced to Parliament. Legislation proposing a significant package of reform to ensure victims are treated with compassion and their voices heard across the justice system has been published. The Victims, Witnesses and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill will require justice agencies to make efforts

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.

Affordable Housing Initiative for Key Workers

Help to Provide More Homes in Rural Scotland Up to £25 million is being made available to help councils identify affordable homes for key workers in rural communities. The five year initiative, set out in the Scottish Government’s priorities for the next three years, will enable

£15 million mental health funding

Community support for third year of fund to help more projects. Projects to support mental health and address social isolation and loneliness in adults will share a further £15 million this year. The Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults, launched in 2021, has now

Timeline: Tory Attacks on Scottish Democracy

Unelected Peer: Time to “Reverse” Devolution Unelected Tory peer and former senior minister, Lord David Frost, has given the Tory game away. In a Telegraph column, he called for the powers of the Scottish Parliament to be stripped away by UK government ministers, in a

Key campaigners & charities back bold vision for Scotland

Support for First Minister’s Priorities First Minister Humza Yousaf has set out his bold, ambitious vision for government – based on the values of equality, opportunity and community. Among other measures, it includes pledges to tackle child poverty by investing further in the Scottish Child

A Fair Economy Supporting Scotland’s People

Priorities for Sustainable Growth Outlined Fair work and more efficient public services will be at the heart of Scotland’s economy, Deputy First Minister Shona Robison has pledged. Plans to deliver real benefits to the people of Scotland through a strong, green economy, underpinned by the