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

Scottish and Welsh governments unite to express frustration at UK approach to child refugees

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 23 July 2017 in News

In a joint letter the Scottish and Welsh Governments backed calls for more children to be included in the Dubs Scheme for resettling lone child refugees

House of Lords committee says Scotland could reach "differentiated" Brexit deal

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 19 July 2017 in News

But the committee did not back calls from the Scottish Government for Scotland to retain single market access if the UK withdraws from the arrangement

Average incomes grew faster in Scotland than across the UK over last 40 years, finds IFS

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 19 July 2017 in News

IFS found that one in four children living in poverty are in the 10 per cent most deprived local authorities, with poverty especially geographically concentrated for working-age households