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Foster Carers Appeal

Bid to Increase Numbers Graeme has joined the Scottish Government’s Children’s Minister, Clare Haughey, in encouraging more people to consider fostering. Currently, around 500 additional foster families are required to provide stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot be looked after at home. Ms

School Uniform: Have Your Say

New National Guidance to Be Developed Pupils, parents and carers are being asked to give their views on school uniform to help shape new national guidance. A key aim of the guidance will be to reduce costs for families, while ensuring pupils can go to

Access to Higher Education

Record number of students from deprived areas at university. The number of Scottish students from deprived areas progressing to Scottish universities is at an all-time high. – Graeme It is great to see that access to higher education is becoming more available for students from

Dental Charges Scrapped for All Under-26s in Scotland

Young people in Scotland under the age of 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment, after the SNP Scottish Government fulfilled its election pledge to scrap dental charges. Around 600,000 young Scots will now receive free dental care, with Health Secretary Humza Yousaf confirming

Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

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

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency. All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, speaking at a podium in Bute House

First Minister Praises ‘Inspirational’ Young People

Launch of the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth. Young people will be the conscience of COP and world leaders must act on their demand for urgent action to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say today. Addressing 400 delegates from

Graeme’s Column

Just weeks from now, the eyes of the world will be on Scotland. At the end of this month, leaders from across the world will gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). This is a critical opportunity to forge global progress

Removal of NHS Dental Charges for All Young People

£7.5 Million to Support Dental Sector Young people aged under 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment. The change comes as a further £7.5 million has been given to support the dental sector to recover and build back to pre-pandemic capacity. Free treatment