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Promoting Low Carbon Farming and Protecting the Environment

Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards. More than 600 rural businesses with projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £30 million from the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) 2021. – Graeme I am delighted to see

Supporting a Renewables Revolution

Commitment to develop onshore wind generation confirmed. Scotland’s onshore wind capacity will more than double by 2030 under plans to help cut harmful emissions and support the energy sector’s net zero transformation. – Graeme  Onshore wind power plays a vital role in Scotland’s route to

Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Smithies Deli

Small Businesses Make a Big Difference Graeme is urging people across Angus to shop local this Winter, as he celebrates Small Business Saturday with Smithies Deli & Gin Emporium. Established in 2000, Arbroath based Smithies is a family run coffee shop, delicatessen, cheesemonger & drinks

New Poll Shows Majority Support for Independence: Key Takeaways

Exactly a week after the UK Supreme Court ruling showed that Scotland is not in a “union of equals”, and amid continued denials of Scotland’s democracy by the Westminster parties, a new poll shows majority support for Scottish independence. The poll, conducted after the Supreme Court

Second Charter Ship for Ukrainians

Preparations under way as vessel arrives to host displaced people. The second cruise ship chartered to offer displaced people safe accommodation has arrived in Glasgow. The M/S Ambition has been chartered for six months and will be located at King George V docks on the

Highlighting National Allotments Week

Raising awareness of allotments and the role they play in helping people to live healthier lifestyles Graeme recently visited Sustainable Kirriemuir to discuss the positive impact of being outside. Sustainable Kirriemuir are a group of people who put climate action into practice, protecting nature and

Taking Action on Cost Emergency

Scottish Government Resilience Room convened. The First Minister has chaired the Scottish Government Resilience Committee (August 11) to discuss urgent steps to mitigate the growing cost emergency which is affecting people and businesses. Ministers assessed the current situation and likely scenarios in the months ahead

Extra Support for Mental Health at Work

Employers given tools to understand and improve mental health of workers. Businesses will have access to a free online platform offering practical ways to boost mental health in the workplace from today (Thursday 11 August). Face-to-face training opportunities, clear guidance on the legal duties of

Improving Cancer Waiting Times

£10 million allocated to speed up cancer services. Cancer patients are set for faster access to treatment as an additional £10 million has been allocated to help improve waiting times. The new money, to be shared among the health boards, will boost the number of