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Making Scotland Safer

Delivering for Scotland #67: Crime & Policing The SNP Scottish Government has taken many steps to ensure Scotland is a safe place to live. Since taking office, recorded crime is down 45% in Scotland – the lowest level ever estimated by the Scottish Crime and

Investing in Scotland’s Future

Delivering for Scotland #68: SNIB The new Scottish National Investment Bank has now been officially opened by the SNP Scottish Government to support infrastructure investment, harness innovation, and support our vision for a more prosperous, fairer and greener future. On launching it, Nicola Sturgeon called

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

Promoting Fair Pay

Delivering for Scotland #69: Support for Living Wage While employment law is reserved to Westminster, the SNP Scottish Government is doing all it can with the powers available to promote fair working practices – maintaining funding of £380,000 to Living Wage Scotland for 2020-21 to

Equal Access to Education Always a Priority

Delivering for Scotland #70: Free Tuition  Scotland provides the best package of support for university students anywhere in the UK. Students in England face tuition fees up to £27,750 – Scottish students receive university tuition-free. The SNP has always maintained that access to education should

Both Votes SNP – Why It Matters

#BothVotesSNP Recent polling shows not just the exciting prospect of a possible SNP majority at Holyrood in 2021, but also a small yet sustained majority in favour of independence. The usual caveats apply – it is only polling and until the results are announced, nothing

Leading the Way on Tree Planting

Delivering for Scotland #71: Woodland Creation Forests and woodlands are a natural powerhouse and among Scotland’s most valuable rural assets. It is the SNP’s ambition for them to expand and flourish. Over 80% of all new woodland creation across the UK in 2019-20 was in

Youngest Pupils Return to Classroom

Remote Learning to Continue for Majority The majority of primary and secondary school pupils will continue with remote learning until at least mid-March while children in early learning and childcare (ELC) and primaries 1 to 3 will return full-time to classrooms from Monday 22 February.

Scottish Child Payment Begins

New Benefit Opens to Angus Families  Graeme has welcomed the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment, which is set to make a difference to families across Angus at a time when they need it most. The new SNP Scottish Government benefit will provide families with a