“MND Scotland’s report ‘No time to lose: Addressing the housing needs of people with MND’, highlights the need for people with MND to be fast-tracked and prioritised for adaptations and accessible housing. ” Rhoda Grant MSP
A New Deal for Councils?
“Work is already underway on developing a New Deal for Local Government. We will work together, through regular and meaningful engagement, to progress this, explore a new fiscal framework for councils and reform our public services.” Humza Yousaf, First Minister of Scotland
Emma Roddick MSP Reflects on a ‘whirlwind’ of a week
“I now have a government role alongside being MSP for the Highlands and Islands. I was honoured to be formally appointed as Minister for Equalities, Migration and Refugees last Thursday.”
Ferries Subject of Urgent Question in Scottish Parliament
The withdrawal of the CalMac Service Mallaig, Oban and Lochboisdale in South Uist, from 5 April to 13 May was the subject of a heated exchange between MSPs from Scotland’s political parties and the new Junior Minister for Transport Kevin Stewart.
UK Energy Strategy Aims to ‘Power Up Britain’
The strategy includes Great British Nuclear: New nuclear projects with the aim that up to 25% of the UK’s electricity could be from nuclear sources by 2050.
UPDATED: Scottish Government 28 Appointments
The Scottish Government cabinet is made up of a series of Secretaries and working within their overall remit a list of Junior Ministers. There are 10 Cabinet Secretaries, including the First Minister and 18 Junior Ministers.
Orkney Charities Reap Rewards of Recycling Return
“Return & Recycle Orkney has made a really positive impact. As a charity we are focussed on getting people back into employment through our social enterprise Restart Orkney. ” Ian Robertson
Scottish Government Appointments Revealed
“The Cabinet team I have unveiled reflects the priorities that we will pursue as a government – including tackling child poverty, improving public services and building a fairer, greener economy.” FM Humza Yousaf
Humza Yousaf on Track to Become Scotland’s First Minister
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.