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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

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Changing politics in Scotland

Talks on Co-operation Agreement Announced Graeme has described the Scottish Government’s announcement of structured talks with the Scottish Green Party, with a view to reaching a formal Co-operation Agreement, as “grown-up politics in action”. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said the move is part of

Leading Scotland Out of the Pandemic

First 100 Days: Re-Opening, Preparing These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The first task of the next Scottish Government will be to keep the virus under control and get Scotland back to as much normality as possible, as quickly as

Pay Rise for NHS Scotland Staff

Uplift for Agenda for Change health workers After positive discussions over recent weeks with NHS Trade Unions and NHS Employers, the Scottish Government has offered a substantial pay rise for NHS Scotland Agenda for Change staff. If accepted by staff, this deal will be most

Free Hospital Car Parking

Jeane Freeman welcomes extension of free hospital car parking Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has confirmed that private finance initiative (PFI) car parking charges at NHS Tayside, NHS Lothian, and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde will remain suspended until further notice. On 30 March 2020, in

Changes to Level 4 Restrictions

More people will be able to socialise outdoors following good progress in suppressing Coronavirus (COVID-19), the First Minister has announced. Up to four adults from two households will be able to meet locally in any outdoor space, including in private gardens, for social and recreational

Phase 2 of Schools Return

More Pupils Back from 15 March Graeme has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that all remaining primary school children are set to return to school full-time from 15 March – with all secondary pupils returning on a part-time basis from that date. Regulated childcare, including

Phase 2 of Vaccine Rollout

Reaching All Adults Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has welcomed the interim advice set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the next stage of the coronavirus vaccination programme. She has confirmed that vaccination programme will continue in line with this independent

One-Third of Scotland’s Eligible Population Vaccinated

1.5 Million Have Received 1st Dose Graeme has welcomed news that Scotland’s vaccination programme has delivered first doses of the coronavirus vaccine to a third (33.4%) of those eligible – more than 1.5 million people (1,515,980). In addition, the roll-out among those aged 65-69 has