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Good Food Nation Bill Passed

Scottish Parliament passes the bill after Stage 3 debate. The Bill enshrines in law the Scottish Government’s commitment to Scotland being a Good Food Nation, where people from every walk of life take pride and pleasure in, and benefit from, the food they produce, buy,

93.2% of School Leavers in Positive Destinations

Deprivation gap at a record low. A record proportion of young people from the most deprived communities are going on to ‘positive destinations’ after leaving school. – Graeme 89% of 2020-21 school leavers from the most deprived areas of Scotland were in a positive destination

50,000 Affordable Homes Target Reached

Delivery at highest rate since 2000-01. More than 50,000 affordable homes have been delivered since the start of the last Parliament, boosting efforts to reduce inequality by providing more warm, safe, high-quality places to live. – Graeme  Across the four years between 2017/18 and 2020/21,

Visit to Local Charity The C.A.F.E Project

Bettering the lives of youths and the community. Graeme paid a visit to the C.A.F.E. (Community Alcohol Free Environment) Project to highlight the invaluable service that this charity provides for young people and other groups in the area. The C.A.F.E. Project was established in 1996

Highlighting Dementia Awareness Week

Preventing, Caring, Curing. In support of Dementia Awareness Week, Graeme visited Alzheimer Scotland’s Angus Dementia Resource Centre to highlight the local support services available for those affected by dementia, and their families and carers. Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) runs from Monday 30 May to Sunday

Family Visits Made Easier For Care Home Residents

Continuing to support people in adult care homes to connect with others. New guidance reinforcing the expectation that people in adult care homes should be able to see their friends and family without restrictions has been published. The refreshed Open with Care guidelines say that

Scotland Leads UK on University Students From Deprived Areas

Widening access an “unambiguous success”. Scotland is continuing to “set the pace” when it comes to students from deprived areas getting into university, the Commissioner for Fair Access has said. – Graeme The Scottish Government is working hard to ensure every young person has the

Resource Spending Review

Plans to invest in Scotland’s future. An ambitious but realistic public spending framework has been published which outlines how more than £180 billion will be invested to deliver priorities for Scotland. – Graeme Prioritising public spending is essential to grow a stronger economy as Scotland