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Local Food Strategy Consultation

Opportunity to help shape Scotland’s local food strategy A series of public engagement events are being held in local communities to help people from all walks of life shape the Scottish Government’s local food strategy. The consultation is the first stage in a strategy to

Scottish Cluster Carbon Capture Bid Rejected

Scotland has been dealt an economic and environmental blow after a flagship carbon capture project was sidelined by the UK government. “There isn't a jaw which hasn't hit the ground at this news among those involved in the Scottish cluster bid.It seemed like a no-brainer…”

Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill Passed

Unpaid carers to receive double additional payment Tens of thousands of unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament this evening. Recognising the additional pressures unpaid carers face as a result

Countries Taken Off The Red List

Vaccinated traveller policy also expanded South Africa, Mexico and Thailand are among 47 countries coming off the international travel red list from 11 October. The changes – agreed on a four nation basis – leave a smaller red list consisting of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama,

The Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project

Graeme visits Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project Graeme visited the team delivering the Aberdeen to Central Belt Enhancement Project and heard first-hand about the next phase of works which is due to commence next month. He had the opportunity to see one of the

Tories Impose National Insurance Tax Hike

Scottish families are being shafted by new Tory poll tax Scotland’s families and young people are set to be shafted by Boris Johnson’s plans to impose a National Insurance tax hike on millions, in order to fix Westminster’s social care crisis in England – creating

Almost 300 Extra Ambulance Staff Being Recruited

Additional service resources after £20 million investment Almost 300 additional ambulance service staff are being recruited through a £20 million Scottish Government funding injection made over last year and this year as the NHS continues to remobilise. The latest recruitment tranche unveiled today will see

First 100 Days of this SNP Government

Delivering progress 100 days on from the formation of this SNP Scottish Government, we have already taken bold steps to build a fairer, greener and more equal Scotland. Our immediate priority has been steering Scotland out of the Covid pandemic, and as Covid still remains

NHS Recovery Plan

More than £1 billion to improve care and tackle backlog The Scottish Government has published its NHS Recovery Plan, committing more than £1 billion of targeted investment for the recovery and renewal of Scotland’s health service. It sets out key actions for the next five