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Transforming Transport Investment in Scotland

The Scottish Government has published its blueprint for future transport investment. The second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2) makes 45 recommendations under six key themes which seek to make transport in Scotland more sustainable and support people to make better, more informed choices on how

Applications Begin for Free Bus Travel for Under-22s

Scheme due to go live in Scotland on 31 January. Applications are open for 5-21 year olds living in Scotland to access free bus travel – with a focus on children and young people who need to make essential journeys. 🚍 Applications are now open

Progress for Booster Programme

More than 70% of eligible adults have had their booster or third dose. More than seven in 10 eligible adults across Scotland have now had their COVID-19 booster or third dose. Figures published yesterday show that 72.1% of over 18s who are eligible by 31

Eradicating Fuel Poverty

New strategy to make homes safer, warmer and cheaper to heat. A 20-year vision to eradicate fuel poverty in Scotland has been published. The Fuel Poverty Strategy sets out a range of comprehensive actions that will be taken to tackle the drivers of fuel poverty

A National Care Service for Scotland

Progress for Creating National Care Service. £500,000 has been announced by the Scottish Government to lay the ground work for the establishment of a National Care Service. The SNP Scottish Government’s budget announced record funding of £18 billion for Health and Social Care – the

Budget Delivers Over £3.1 Billion for Justice

Extra money for emergency services and courts. Scotland’s justice system will see total investment of over £3.1 billion in 2022-23 to strengthen and reform vital front-line services. The Scottish Budget includes £188 million in additional investment – a 7% increase – to recognise the vital

£1300 Extra Earnings for Scottish Teachers

Higher pay in Angus puts £49.5 million into local economy. Graeme has welcomed the news that teachers in Angus South are paid £1,350-a-year more than the UK average teaching salary. UK government figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the average annual salary