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Pro-Brexit Tories & Labour Making People Poorer

Record Food Parcels as Industry Warns of Long-Term Price Hikes The SNP has said that both the Tories and Labour have to answer for making millions of people poorer with their commitment to Brexit, amid growing warnings about the long-term damage being caused by EU

Affordable Housing Initiative for Key Workers

Help to Provide More Homes in Rural Scotland Up to £25 million is being made available to help councils identify affordable homes for key workers in rural communities. The five year initiative, set out in the Scottish Government’s priorities for the next three years, will enable

Key campaigners & charities back bold vision for Scotland

Support for First Minister’s Priorities First Minister Humza Yousaf has set out his bold, ambitious vision for government – based on the values of equality, opportunity and community. Among other measures, it includes pledges to tackle child poverty by investing further in the Scottish Child

A Fair Economy Supporting Scotland’s People

Priorities for Sustainable Growth Outlined Fair work and more efficient public services will be at the heart of Scotland’s economy, Deputy First Minister Shona Robison has pledged. Plans to deliver real benefits to the people of Scotland through a strong, green economy, underpinned by the

A Fresh Start for Scotland

Priorities of ‘Equality, Opportunity, Community’ Set First Minister Humza Yousaf has published a new policy prospectus, setting out how the government will deliver for Scotland over the next three years. In his first major statement to Parliament, the First Minister said three missions, centred on

Outdoor Play Funding for Angus

Scottish Government Helping Boost Local Provision The SNP Government and COSLA have agreed £50 million in funding to local authorities over the next three years for the refurbishment of children’s play parks. The capital allocation to Angus Council over the period of 2023/24 to 2025/26

Formal Apology for Historical Adoption Practices

Heartbreak of Mothers Forced to Give Up Babies First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has delivered a formal apology to those affected by ‘cruel’ historical adoption practices. Many thousands of women – most of them young and unmarried – were forced to give up their babies for

Nicola Sturgeon Chairs Final Cabinet Meeting

Colleagues Pay Tribute to First Minister & Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today chaired her final Cabinet meeting, alongside Deputy First Minister John Swinney, ahead of both standing down from Government next week. As well as the substantive business of Cabinet being discussed, Cabinet colleagues

Minimum Unit Pricing Reducing Alcohol Deaths

Report Estimates Policy has Saved Hundreds of Lives Research estimates that 156 deaths were averted each year following the SNP Scottish Government’s implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP). The study comes from Public Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow. It indicates a 13.4% reduction

First Minister’s Reading Challenge Leaves Lasting Legacy

SNP Creating Generation of Bookbugs Over 1600 schools across Scotland have signed up to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge since the project started in 2016, including primaries and secondaries across Angus. The Challenge was set up to help children and young people between the ages