“ I urge MSPs to sign these proposals so that Scotland can move forward progressively by providing our dying citizens with what they need – excellent care and the choice of an assisted death for those who need it.” Ally Thomson, Director of Dignity in Dying Scotland
“The delivery of the islands bond scheme is still being carefully considered in the light of the strong feedback that we received from island residents” Mairi Gougeon Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
The National Farmer’s Union (NFU) of Scotland has warned that crofters and farmers are scaling back production due to the increasing costs they are facing in fertiliser, fuel, energy, animal feed and wages.
In a debate on motion S6M-03064, in the name of Christine Grahame, on “Men Don’t Talk” the work of Men’s Sheds all across Scotland was highlighted.
“the fear now is that the R100 programme will fall far short of delivering the universal coverage promised.” Liam McArthur MSP
” progress towards delivery has been slow and now seems to have been shelved indefinitely.” Liam McArthur MSP
“in MS Awareness Week, I want to thank MS Society Orkney, and in particular George Hannah, for the incredible work they do all year-round providing care and support for those with MS.” Liam McArthur MSP
Fuel, feed and fertiliser costs are threatening “the very viability of many farms” commented Liam McArthur.
“In communities which suffer from high digital poverty, this will be keenly felt and severely limit access to banking.” Emma Roddick MSP SNP
If you live in Scotland and are 5-21 years old you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel from 31 January