24/12/2017

Mental health at Christmas

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.

 

23/12/2017

Save our banks

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.

23/12/2017

A budget for equality

Derek Mackay has announced the Scottish Government’s budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a quick summary of the budget here.

 

20/12/2017

Scottish budget: what it means for rural communities

The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here.

 

19/12/2017

Scottish budget: what it means for older people

The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here.

 

19/12/2017

Delivering superfast broadband for all homes and businesses in Scotland

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.

 

18/12/2017

Here’s how the Scottish budget will support young people

Derek Mackay has set out the Scottish Government’s budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here

 

17/12/2017

Scottish budget: what it means for families

The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. You can read a summary here.

 

17/12/2017

Scotland: the best deal for taxpayers of anywhere in the UK

From free medicine to free education, taxpayers in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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