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.
— Engage for Education (@engagefored) July 24, 2017
New figures showed Scotland set a new renewables energy record.
— Svein T veitdal (@tveitdal) July 24, 2017
Passenger satisfaction with ScotRail services is up, and above the UK average.
— Alastair Dalton (@AlastairDalton) July 25, 2017
— The SNP (@theSNP) July 25, 2017
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.
— Erik Geddes (@erikgeddes) July 26, 2017
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) July 26, 2017
And new figures show standards for drinking water remain extremely high – at 99.9 per cent.
— The Scotsman (@TheScotsman) July 28, 2017