Scotland’s colleges: get the facts

Scotland has a colleges sector to be proud of. Thanks to the hard work of those who work in further education, more students are achieving recognised qualifications and are going on to further study, training or work.



Scotland becomes the first UK nation to pass a law on gender balance on boards

Women make up 51 per cent of our population, but they are under-represented in decision-making positions across Scotland, including in the boardroom.



Scotland has made great steps in LGBT issues but its time to speak up for transgender equality

This week marks the start of LGBT History Month. The annual celebration across Scotland recognises the contribution lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have made to our society, and raises awareness of the history of the LGBT rights movement.



Learning from the best: how we're building a fairer and more inclusive country

This week a report from the World Economic Forum found that most of the top ten most inclusive economies in the world are small European countries. In contrast, the UK was 21st.



5 ways Scotland is leading the way on health and social care

Scotland’s health service turns 70 this year. We’re proud of our NHS, and all that it has achieved. Of course, none of its many successes would be possible without the hardworking doctors, nurses and other staff that work in it.



It’s time the Tories put jobs and living standards first in Brexit talks

Five years ago former Prime Minister David Cameron delivered one of the most significant and fateful political speeches in the UK’s recent history.



Our action for island communities

Scotland has over 790 islands and more than 10,000 miles of coastline. Our islands are home to stunning scenery, world-famous whisky distilleries, and fantastic musical and cultural festivals.



Scotland’s economy: get the facts

Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world – with advantages and resources few nations can match.


Theresa May should sack Tory MP Ben Bradley over his shameful blog posts

Ben Bradley, the newly appointed Tory vice-chairman, found himself in a spot of bother this past week as a series of right-wing blog posts he had written before becoming a MP resurfaced.


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