On my way to parliament this morning I heard a report on the radio that the number of calls to Childline had increased last Christmas; now the charity claims that there is a positive way to look at this as it shows that more children are aware of the service and feel like it’s reassuring that children know they have someone to talk to.
Communities across Scotland, particular in our rural areas, are rightly concerned about the impact the decision by RBS to close branches, including in some cases the last branch in the community, will have on local businesses, employees, the elderly and vulnerable and all those who need access to banking services.
The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here.
Below is a statement given by Fergus Ewing to the Scottish Parliament on how the Scottish Government will invest £600 million to deliver superfast broadband to every home and business in Scotland.
Derek Mackay has set out the Scottish Government’s budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here.
From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.