Good news you might have missed

Here’s just some of the good news from the past week that you might have missed.   

Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that £45 million will be provided to schools across the country to close the poverty-related attainment gap.

New figures showed Scotland set a new renewables energy record.

Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail services is up, and above the UK average.

A victory for equality and fair access to justice came with the Supreme Court ruling that Employment Tribunal fees, introduced by the Tory-Lib Dem government in 2013, are unlawful. SNP MPs strongly opposed the introduction of fees at Westminster, and the SNP committed to abolish them in Scotland.

And new figures show standards for drinking water remain extremely high – at 99.9 per cent.

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