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Graeme’s Column

Just weeks from now, the eyes of the world will be on Scotland. At the end of this month, leaders from across the world will gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). This is a critical opportunity to forge global progress

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

Education Recovery

Setting Out the Way Forward Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has

Better Protection for Animals

New Powers in Force to Rehome Animals Quicker Legislation has come into effect today which will enable far more efficient rehoming of animals taken into possession to protect their welfare. Before today, animals seized on welfare grounds that were not signed over by the owner

Grants for Tenants in Rent Arrears

£10m to Help Those Worst Affected by Pandemic Avoid Eviction Councils have been given £10 million to provide grants to tenants who have fallen behind on their rent as a result of the pandemic and are at risk of eviction. The grants will help tenants

Scottish Parliament Demands Halt to Universal Credit Cuts

Graeme Condemns Tory Colleagues’ “Shameful” Position The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelming to oppose the Tory UK Government’s planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit next month. Following the vote, Graeme Dey – MSP for the Angus South Constituency – denounced Scottish Tories for backing the

Ensuring Rights of Care Home Residents

Views Sought on Best Way to Introduce ‘Anne’s Law’ The public are to be asked for their views on the best way to support people who live in adult care homes to maintain connections with family and friends. A five-week consultation is to be held

Child Winter Heating Assistance Eligibility Extended

Extra Money for 19,400+ Disabled Children & Young People Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people, to help their families heat their homes this winter, has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The legislation extends the

Graeme Nominates Voluntary Action Angus Head as Local Hero

Parliament Ceremony to Mark Outstanding Pandemic Response Efforts Graeme has nominated the Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Angus, Hayley Mearns, as his Local Hero – to be honoured at the Scottish Parliament’s belated Opening Ceremony. Ahead of the event planned for early October, each MSP

Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Can you #SpotLeukaemia? Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, leukaemia had a significantly higher rate of emergency diagnosis (averaging 37%) than the overall cancer average (21%). By the end of 2020 (latest available data) emergency presentations of leukaemia rose from 42% to over 46%, indicating that