Scottish and Welsh governments agree to coordinate amendments to UK repeal bill

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 22 August 2017 in News

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones describe the UK repeal bill as “an unashamed move to centralise decision making power in Westminster”

Up to 1.8 million Scottish votes "wasted" in general election, says Electoral Reform Society

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 21 August 2017 in News

Electoral Reform Society describes 2017 general election as “more like a lottery than a real choice”, with 22 million votes “wasted” across the UK

Widening Access to HE in 2018: Next Steps

This briefing will provide an up-to-date understanding of what more your institution can do to support students from non-traditional backgrounds. 

ClientEarth calls for clarity on Scottish Government air pollution plans

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 3 August 2017 in News

ClientEarth warns that unless ministers take tougher action then Aberdeen and Edinburgh will not meet legal limits until 2020, and Glasgow will not comply until 2024

Donald Trump's intervention on independence could boost support for Yes campaign, says SNP

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 2 August 2017 in News

Trump questions whether Scotland would “go for the vote” on independence, before adding, “You don’t see it. It would be terrible. They just went through hell”

Scottish and Welsh governments refuse to back so-called Repeal Bill

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 27 July 2017 in News

The two administrations warn EU (Withdrawal) Bill “does not respect the devolution powers of either the Scottish Parliament or the National Assembly for Wales”

Cancer early detection target missed

Written by Tom Freeman on 25 July 2017 in News

Early detection of bowel, lung and breast cancers fails to meet Scottish Government's 2012 ambition

Scottish Government describes Dr Liam Fox’s stance on a UK-US trade deal as “concerning and confusing”

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 25 July 2017 in News

Dr Liam Fox under pressure following reports the UK is considering lifting ban – introduced by the EU – on importing chemically-washed poultry after Brexit

UK Government launches new £246m competition to boost battery technology

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 24 July 2017 in News

Fund will be used to establish a centre for battery research for renewable energy and transport sectors

One in four Syrian refugees resettled in the UK placed in Scotland since 2015

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 24 July 2017 in News

News follows calls from the Scottish and Welsh governments for the UK to increase the number of lone children resettled