In the past year infrastructure projects worth £3 billion were delivered in Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan, including new schools, hospitals and roads.
As part of our #Vote100 Project, SNP activist Mridul Wadhwa writes about the women that inspire her in her activism for the most marginalised communities of women.
A year ago the people of Glasgow voted for the biggest change in local government this city has experienced in generations. They voted not only for a change in personnel and party, but for how we do politics, in where priorities lie, in how we do relationships with citizens and partners.
Ticket touts used to be those dodgy guys who hung around outside stadiums or concert halls with bundles of tickets in their pockets. But today, the ticketing business is a multi-million pound international concern and one of our biggest consumer crises.
Scotland’s homelessness legislation is amongst the most progressive in the world. We have made huge progress in tackling homelessness, but we are aware of worrying signs of an increase in rough sleeping.
On Wednesday the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that an estimated 450,000 women in England were not invited to their final breast-screening mammogram, between the ages of 68 and 71, as a result of an IT failure dating back to 2009.
Scotland’s food and drink sector is vitally important to our economy - the industry is worth £14.4 billion and supports 119,000 jobs across the country.
The devastating reality of Tory cuts became even clearer this week when the Trussell Trust published statistics showing that even more families are having to rely on foodbanks to get by.