Portfolios

Health

Anas Sarwar

Labour will launch NHS workforce commission 'within ten weeks'

25 February 2017

Scottish Labour will look to improve pay deals for nurses and social care staff, announces Anas Sarwar

Child silhouett

Kezia Dugdale pledges Labour support for child benefit increase

25 February 2017

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale pledges Labour support for campaign to increase child benefit

Jeane Freeman, social security minister

Social security to be human right in new bill

23 February 2017

Scotland's new social security agency will have legal duty to treat people fairly, says Jeane Freeman

Justice

Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservatives to bring forward bill to introduce whole-life sentences

24 February 2017

The Scottish Conservatives have said they will bring a private members bill for whole-life sentences following Paige Docherty killer’s appeal

Eilidh Whiteford MP

SNP MP rallies support for third reading of law to tackle violence against women

24 February 2017

SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has urged MPs of all parties to turn up and vote for new legislation to ratify the Istanbul Convention

Liz Truss

Plans for British bill of rights delayed until after Brexit, Liz Truss reveals

24 February 2017

The Conservatives have committed to replacing the Human Rights Act a bill of rights for the UK

Environment

Zero Waste Scotland - CelluComp uses agricultural waste used to produce Curran

Scotland's internationally leading role on the circular economy

23 February 2017

Associate feature: Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland talks about Scotland's collaborative work on the circular economy

Bus race by Chris DiGiamo

Big drop in bus use in Scotland

23 February 2017

Dramatic decline in bus use in Scotland alongside increased subsidy and rising fares, while the number of car journeys rise

Heathrow airport

UK Government has failed to prove new Heathrow runway can meet air pollution targets say MPs

23 February 2017

Environmental Audit Committee says "little evidence" produced that new runway will be within safe limits of air quality

Business & Economy

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament passes Scottish budget

24 February 2017

The Scottish Government had its budget passed yesterday with support from the Greens

Zero Waste Scotland - CelluComp uses agricultural waste used to produce Curran

Scotland's internationally leading role on the circular economy

23 February 2017

Associate feature: Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland talks about Scotland's collaborative work on the circular economy

Network BBC One set in Pacific Quay, by Bob the Lomond

Scotland to get new BBC TV channel

22 February 2017

The BBC has announced that its new BBC Scotland television channel will begin broadcasting in 2018