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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Millions Spent Battling Tory Policies

Scottish Government Mitigates £2,500 Per Impacted Family New research shows that Scottish Government mitigation of cruel Tory policies makes up for a loss of around £2,500 per family in Scotland impacted by austerity. The second Building A New Scotland Paper, published last week, outlines stats

Autumn/Winter COVID-19 Booster Programme

Additional Doses in Scotland from September A further booster vaccination will be offered to those at highest risk of severe COVID-19 disease from September, in line with other nations in the UK. Following final advice on the autumn/winter booster programme from the Joint Committee on

Tory Leadership Hopefuls Silent on Child Poverty

Report Reveals Food Bank Use Up by a Third Graeme has criticised the silence on the issue of child poverty from those candidates vying to be the next Tory leader and Prime Minister. It comes as a new report from Citizens Advice Scotland on Universal

Celebrating World Youth Skills Day with Angus Training Group

Helping to address these challenges by reducing access barriers to the world of work  Graeme recently visited Angus Training Group to discuss the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Angus Training Group are a long-established company with

Graeme Visits Food is Free Carnoustie

Generating a Positive Impact, Locally and Globally. Graeme paid a visit to Food is Free Carnoustie to highlight its important community building and gardening efforts, which form part of a wider global movement, The Food is Free Project first began in Austin, Texas in 2012

Graeme Visits Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank

Meeting the Needs of the Arbroath Community To highlight their continued efforts in providing clothes and baby equipment for children of families in need in the Arbroath area, Graeme has paid a visit to Lighthouse Kids Clothes Bank. Lighthouse Kids is a non-profit clothes bank

Democratic Renewal Through Independence: A Summary

The Latest Scottish Government Paper Explained Paving the way towards an independence referendum on the 19th of October 2023, the Scottish Government has launched the second in a series of independence papers – Renewing Democracy through Independence. The “Building a New Scotland” series will outline the

Renewing Scotland’s Democracy

Second Paper Published on Case for Independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the only way Scotland can ensure decisions are taken in the best interests of its people is with independence, as new analysis is published showing the extent to which the UK

Extra Support for Veterans as New Commissioner Announced

25 Projects Benefit from Increased Funding A total of 25 projects will share £500,000 from the Scottish Veterans Fund, more than double the amount awarded last year. It comes as Susanna Hamilton is appointed as the new Veterans Commissioner, the first woman to hold such

The Learning Tree Partnership

Creating person centred learning opportunities for people in Angus who have a learning disability Graeme recently visited The Learning Tree Partnership to discuss support they offer for local people with learning disabilities. The Learning Tree Partnership supports people with a learning disability to achieve their