“Male-dominated jobs such as farming, fishing and forestry, which are important sectors in the Highlands and Islands, also have some of the highest suicide rates”
Emma Roddick MSP : Blocking the Gender Recognition Bill is an ‘attack on democracy”
“The fundamental fact is that the Gender Recognition Bill cannot and will not affect the Equality Act. The UK Government knows what it is doing by taking this political stance.”
Cash for Food Support Groups
“this money will be critical to helping ensure social landlords can provide a response to food insecurity that is tailored to the needs of their tenants and communities, maintaining dignity and choice.” Sally Thomas, Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Christmas Past: The Poorhouse
In 1923 J.W. Cursiter who lived in Trinty, Edinburgh donated money so that ‘the inmates of Orkney Combination Poorhouse received an “extra dinner” on Christmas Day’.
“Every day that the UNCRC Bill is delayed is another day that children’s rights are not properly protected”
“One of the most serious failures of government is the number of children living in poverty” Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson
Emma Roddick MSP: The Scottish Child Payment Supporting 265 Orkney Families
“Monday was a real watershed moment for families across the country as the Scottish Child Payment, a payment unique to Scotland within the UK, was raised from £20 to £25 and extended to include eligible children up to age 16.”
Food Insecurity Sees Many Scots Running Out of Food
The highest levels of food insecurity were among single parents and single adults under the age of 65.
Shocking Rise In Anxiety About Winter Bills: The devastating impact of the cost of living crisis
“The cost of living crisis is critical, immediate and severe and disproportionately impacting those that need support the most” Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive of the BP
“Ending poverty must be a top priority for all levels of government” Rhoda Grant MSP
Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands MSP Labour believes everyone in Scotland should have access to healthy food.
The Poor Man’s Palace #OnThisDay
The Openshaw Citadel was the third building of its kind opened by the Salvation Army in Manchester.