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Dental Charges Scrapped for All Under-26s in Scotland

Young people in Scotland under the age of 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment, after the SNP Scottish Government fulfilled its election pledge to scrap dental charges. Around 600,000 young Scots will now receive free dental care, with Health Secretary Humza Yousaf confirming

Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

Building a smarter Scotland: SNP’s record in education

Scotland has an education system to be proud of We’re determined to ensure that everyone gets the best start in life, proper support throughout their education, and that university is always based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. Here’s what we’ve already

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency. All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, speaking at a podium in Bute House

First Minister Praises ‘Inspirational’ Young People

Launch of the UN Climate Change Conference of Youth. Young people will be the conscience of COP and world leaders must act on their demand for urgent action to tackle climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to say today. Addressing 400 delegates from

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

Removal of NHS Dental Charges for All Young People

£7.5 Million to Support Dental Sector Young people aged under 26 are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment. The change comes as a further £7.5 million has been given to support the dental sector to recover and build back to pre-pandemic capacity. Free treatment

Free NHS Dental Care for Young People

600,000 to Benefit From Extension of Free Care New measures to provide free NHS dental care for all young people aged 18 to 25 (inclusive) have been introduced at the Scottish Parliament. Graeme welcomed the move as showing “the strength of the Scottish Government’s commitment

What We’re Doing For Young People

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for young people The SNP is determined that every child, regardless of their circumstances, should get the best start in life. Our ambition is for Scotland to be the best place in the world to grow up. We believe