The selection process for First Minister takes place today, 28th of March by a vote of all MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
Supporting Scotland’s Play Parks
Additional funding is to be made available to Scotland’s Local Authorities to improve play parks.
New Children’s Nursery For Kirkwall
A new nursery is to be built next to the Orkney College campus of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Kirkwall.
“No words can ever make up for what has happened to you” Scotland Apologises For Forced Adoptions
“Adoption UK now calls on other UK governments to follow Scotland’s lead in issuing a formal apology to all those who have been affected by forced adoptions, and to meet the needs of all adopted individuals who would benefit from support.”
Croft House Grant Increased
“We must do all we can to attract and retain people in our crofting communities, particularly young families. That’s why we are committed to continuing and improving this vital support.” Mairi Gougeon Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands in the Scottish Government
Expanding the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network
The funding of local action hubs is to be extended after the success of the ones covering the North East (Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire) and the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland.
Scottish Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund Launched
Community groups are being encouraged to apply for the Scottish Government’s Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund
EPIC2 Investigates Potential New Treatment for Endometriosis
A clinical trial to study a potential new treatment for endometriosis is set to go ahead thanks to funding made possible by a partnership between leading women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women and the Scottish Government.
Future Ferries: It’s Not Plain Sailing
Scotland has a complex mix of ferry provision. No other country has such a system. Is our current method of ferry provision the most suitable for our needs and what can we learn from other countries?
Increasing Numbers Claiming Scottish Child Payment, Check if you are Eligible
“We want to make sure that everyone gets the help available to them. Parents or carers who are on universal credit, tax credits or other benefits and who have children under 16 should check through Social Security Scotland if they are eligible.” Shona Robison