Energy Minister wants fast action from the energy companies

This is the text of a letter which Energy Minister Fergus Ewing sent earlier this week to the Big Six energy companies demanding quicker action on prices. The big six are ScottishPower, SSE, E-on, EDF, RWE/Npower, Centrica and Energy UK. Dear Sir The price of oil on world markets has moved substantially lower in recent weeks in response to changes More...

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By admin On Monday, December 29th, 2014

Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow

A confirmed case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Glasgow. NHS Scotland infectious diseases procedures have now been put into effect and the patient has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 28th, 2014

Report investigates football’s relationship to domestic abuse

  A report, published today by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), highlights a correlation between the occurrence of certain football matches and increased reports of domestic abuse. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 21st, 2014

First Minister starts tour in Glasgow

ACTS UNVEILED FOR BIGGEST DATE ON SNP TOUR LOU HICKEY, RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS AND DOUGIE MACLEAN TO PLAY The SNP has today announced the line-up for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s biggest tour event yet. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Government invokes conservation order to protect Firth of Clyde

An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) is being brought in to protect fragile ecosystems in the South Arran area of the Firth of Clyde. This is the first time these powers in the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Nicola Sturgeon announces candidacy for leadership

As the membership of the SNP rises to 60,000 Nicola Sturgeon MSP made a speech today confirming her candidacy for the leadership of the party and thus to be the next First Minister. This is the text of the speech: I More...

By admin On Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Glasgow at risk from nuclear convoys claims MSP

SNP MSP Bill Kidd has written to Defence Secretary Philipp Hammond calling for an immediate halt to nuclear convoys travelling through Glasgow – after it emerged that more nuclear weapons were driven through the More...

By admin On Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Education should be used to reduce violent knife crime

Education key to reducing violent knife crime Education based interventions are more effective than any other initiative in tackling the scourge of knife crime. That’s the key finding of a new Scottish Government More...

By admin On Monday, November 11th, 2013

Youth arts strategy launched

  Scotland’s first national arts strategy for young people launched   Youth arts to receive £5million over next two years Time To Shine, Scotland’s arts strategy for young people aged 0–25, was launched More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 7th, 2013

New life for our town centres

Plans to breathe new life into town centres across Scotland have been unveiled by Local Government Minister Derek Mackay today. Included in the plan is an expansion of the rates relief scheme for new businesses More...