Friends of the Earth Scotland "minded to support an independent Scotland" after Brexit

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 19 May 2017 in News

EXCLUSIVE:  FoE Scotland inclined to support Scottish independence, subject to assurances on issues such as an independent Scotland’s relationship with the EU and the future of nuclear weapons

An independent Scotland may need to take "phased approach" to EU membership, says Nicola Sturgeon

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 15 May 2017 in News

The First Minister said uncertainties over Brexit meant that if Scotland voted for independence it might be forced to join the European free trade area first before later seeking full membership of the European Union

Theresa May to unveil plans for new workers' rights, but abandons living wage pledge

Written by Josh May on 15 May 2017 in News

But the Prime Minister will abandon plans to offer a £9 per hour National Living Wage

The Teaching Profession in Scotland: Attraction, Recruitment and Retention

Underpinning all ambitions for education provision in Scotland is an ongoing and evolving demand on teachers. They are at the heart of the Attainment Challenge and the Curriculum for Excellence and yet it is still difficult to fill positions in high-need areas and subjects. Heavy workloads, an increasing number of qualified teachers leaving the profession, and a funding-driven demand to maintain teacher numbers all testify to a need to ensure greater teacher retention as much as the continued attraction of new teachers.

MPs tear into social media giants for failing to take down online hate

Written by Josh May on 1 May 2017 in News

Social media companies have “shamefully” failed to police content online, according to MPs

Alistair Darling tells SNP to rule out a referendum and 'focus on the day job'

Written by John Ashmore on 1 May 2017 in News

Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling will challenge the SNP to rule out a second independence referendum

Scotland should ditch GDP and join a 'G7 of happiness', says economist

Written by Mark McLaughlin on 28 April 2017 in News

As Scotland's economy contracts, Scottish Government economists and SNP MSPs scrutinise Lorenzo Fioramonti's vision of a world without GDP

Only 40 per cent of Scots back independence, according to latest poll

Written by Kevin Schofield on 25 April 2017 in News

A new poll by Kantar has found support for independence has dropped

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will “fight for every seat in every corner of these isles”

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 24 April 2017 in News

Jeremy Corbyn will pledge a ten pound per hour ‘real living wage’ while guaranteeing a ‘triple lock’ on pensions during a campaign visit to Scotland

MPs warn ‘revolving door’ between politics and private sector is damaging public confidence in democracy

Written by Emilio Casalicchio on 24 April 2017 in News

MPs singled out ex-Chancellor George Osborne for setting an “unhelpful example”