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Category Archives: Holyrood 2021

Funding for International Projects Ahead of COP26

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has stressed Scotland’s commitment to making sure people across the world benefit from a just transition to net zero. Speaking today at the Austrian World Summit on a panel including climate activist Greta Thunberg and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall,

Job Start Payment

Graeme urges young people in Angus to apply for Job Start Payment Graeme is urging young people in the area to apply for the Job Start Payment if they are starting a new job after a period of unemployment. The Job Start Payment is available

Scotland Is Your Home

The UK government’s hard deadline for EU citizens risks second Windrush scandal The deadline for the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is this Wednesday. The Scottish Government does not accept that our EU citizens should have to sign up to any sort of scheme

Levenmouth Rail Link Plans Unveiled

The return of rail services to Levenmouth moved a step closer today with confirmation by Transport Minister Graeme Dey that the line would be double tracked and electrified. Graeme was speaking during a visit to Leven where he also announced the options being taken forward

Financial Support for Bus Services

Further £35.4 million to maintain bus services The Scottish Government has approved additional expenditure of up to £35.4 million to enable bus operators to maintain services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new funding extends the support of up to £61.4 million that the Scottish Government

Apply for the Best Start Grant

Graeme is urging eligible families in Angus to apply for this year’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment, as applications open today. The payment, which is only available in Scotland, is open to families who get tax credits or certain other benefits and have a child

New Lung Cancer Detection Campaign

Get potential symptoms checked early by your GP. A bold Detect Cancer Early (DCE) campaign is encouraging people to contact their GP if they have a new or different persistent cough or unusual breathlessness for three weeks or more in an effort to return to

The World’s Eyes Are On Scotland

The SNP has won a landslide victory, the highest vote share of any party anywhere in the UK, in any election, since 1966. The people of Scotland elected an increased pro-independence majority, of 72 MSPs – with a record number of votes and seats for

National Collections for All

Delivering for Scotland #1: Free Access to Museums & Galleries The SNP believes that culture is important in and of itself, and that participation in culture is a force for good for individuals and society. The Scottish Government provides annual funding for a number of