“Yes, money is tight, but Scottish Government has made political choices. Cuts to our core budget hit the most vulnerable in our communities the hardest and are damaging to our workforce – Scottish Government needs to consider this seriously. ” COSLA Vice President Councillor Steven Heddle
Funding Boost for Council Summer Holiday Programmes
The funding supports existing summer holiday programmes for those aged 5 – 14. It can also be used to develop new ones.
Campaigners Call to Remove Religious Votes in Council Committee Decisions
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 requires councils to appoint religious representatives to committees considering education matters.
‘Elections Belong To The People’
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” Abraham Lincoln
Letters: “re-organisation of local government is long overdue”
“Local government is at the front line of our democracy.”
Road Repair Backlog
“These figures are utterly astounding. The combined total for the Highlands and Islands is almost half a billion pounds (£417,611,000).” – Rhoda Grant MSP
A Safe Return to School
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that the pandemic has created the most severe disruption in the world’s education systems in history
Connecting Scotland: Supporting Citizens To Get Online
Helping people to get online who cannot afford to is the aim of a new Scottish Government Scheme: – The Connecting Scotland Programme.