A meeting between the Culture Secretary and Regional Screen Scotland is to take place on 5th of October to consider the funding and future of The Screen Machine.
In 2023 The Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament will meet in Inverness at The Nevis Centre on 1-3 November.
“Public Health Scotland is confident that MUP is an effective mechanism to reduce alcohol-related harm in Scotland and we support the continuation of MUP beyond April 2024.” – Dr Nick Phin, Director of Public Health Science, Public Health Scotland
If passed, the legislation will give local authorities the ability to add an additional charge to overnight accommodation if they choose to do so. This will be based on a percentage of the cost, with the rate set by individual councils.
It was said that 1707 was the end of an auld sang. All of us here can begin to write together a new Scottish song, and I urge all of you to sing it in harmony—fortissimo” Winnie Ewing, 12th May 1999, Scottish Parliament
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey
Scotland’s drinks deposit return scheme has hit another pothole on its never ending road towards implementation. This latest one coming courtesy of the UK Government is a doozie – and a baffling one at that. What is going on?
“I have never known my constituency to be apparently so unanimously opposed to any single policy as this one in all my time serving as their MSP. That opposition is not only from those who are involved in the fishing industry—literally everyone locally who has spoken or written to me on the issue has expressed total opposition to the proposals as they stand.” Alasdair Allan SNP MSP, Na h- Eileanan an Iar
“We await detail from Pentland Ferries on the length of any outage. Transport Scotland met NorthLink over the weekend to discuss what increases in capacity may be needed on services to Orkney. We also await the outcome of any investigation and actions to prevent any reoccurrence, and we need those answers as soon as possible.” Kevin Stewart Transport Minister, Scottish Government
“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