‘Understanding what a vaccine passport could be used for is a fundamental question. Is it a passport to allow international travel or could it be used domestically to allow holders greater freedoms? ” Professor Mills
Reaction to the Scottish Budget
There has been a mixed response across the political spectrum to Kate Forbes’ Budget for Scotland.
‘The best job in the world’ : David Stewart MSP
David Stewart MSP, Labour, who will be retiring this May gave his farewell speech in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 4th of March.
Coilla Drake Selected as Labour Candidate for Orkney Constituency
Local Labour party members have selected Coilla Drake to contest the Orkney Constituency for the Scottish Parliament Elections which take place on Thursday 6th May 2021.
Should ‘The Right to Food’ Be Enshrined in Scots Law?
“My proposal to enshrine the UN-recognised Right to Food in Scots Law would be a significant step forward in the fight against food poverty and provide a legal right to food.” Elaine Smith MSP
Additional Funding for Councils But Is It Enough ?
“The local government settlement will help to fund those vital public services that are much valued and needed. “
Self Harm Incidents Increase Since Lockdown
“We truly are facing another epidemic, which is an epidemic of mental health and emotional problems, following the Coronavirus epidemic. “
Scottish Parliament Passes Bill Protecting Shop Workers
“For too long retail workers have been expected to put up with violence and abuse. That many see it as part of the job is completely unacceptable. My Bill will give retail workers the protection they deserve.” Daniel Johnson MSP
Rhoda Grant MSP Demands Action on a ‘Cost of Living’ Crisis in Orkney
“The economic shockwaves of this pandemic have rocked families and households in Orkney, with many thousands facing falling earnings and rising costs.”
David Stewart MSP Delighted at New Fire Sprinkler Regulations
David Stewart MSP, Labour, is delighted that the Scottish Government has published guidance to the building industry, ahead of installing fire sprinklers in all new social housing with new regulations coming into effect next year