Fiscal cliff - credit Holyrood magazine

Autumn Statement: Philip Hammond is merely a passenger

2 December 2016

With the Chancellor’s big statement this autumn being that there will no longer be an Autumn Statement, what does this mean for Scotland’s budget?

Children in care - Holyrood magazine

Children in care - how many reviews are needed before we get it right?

2 December 2016

Holyrood looks at the latest review of the care for vulnerable children in the context of Scotland having the highest number of children coming into care in the UK

Kirsty, the Holyrood baby, by Jenny Proudfoot

Kirsty at six months: Early enquiry

28 November 2016

Kirsty, the Holyrood baby is six months old, and developing relationships that will shape her future into adulthood

Colan Mehaffey

Tech 100: ‘To persuade those in the public sector of the benefits of change, we must rid ourselves of jargon’

2 December 2016

Colan Mehaffey, digital consultant for the Scottish Government’s Digital Transformation Services, on people being the critical factor in digital transformation

Holyrood baby, Gary Clapton - illustration by Jenny Proudfoot

Kirsty at six months: Dad faces obstacles

2 December 2016

In the Year of the Dad, Dr Gary Clapton says the Holyrood baby's father plays a vital role

Holyrood baby, Dr Christine Puckering - illustration Jenny Proudfoot

Kirsty at six months: Poverty doesn’t have to lead to poor outcomes

30 November 2016

Dr Christine Puckering argues the Holyrood baby's capacity to build relationships will shape her capacity to succeed 

Fox, by gingiber

Time to ban fox hunting for good

29 November 2016

Associate feature: The League Against Cruel Sports argues it is time to strengthen the Protection of Wild Mammals Act

Bread, by Slice of Chic

Folic acid in bread: barn gates and neural tubes

28 November 2016

Dr Linda de Caestecker and Dr Jonathan Sher argue there is no serious, scientific case against folic acid fortification.

Money

Falkirk Council slow in “grasping the nettle” of major challenges ahead

1 December 2016

The Accounts Commission said it is disappointed at the amount of progress at Falkirk since last August

Houses

East Ayrshire Council to build 600 new homes as part of a £131m investment in housing

30 November 2016

The local authority will also make improvements to hundreds of properties as part of the plan

Holyrood baby, Gary Clapton - illustration by Jenny Proudfoot

Kirsty at six months: Dad faces obstacles

2 December 2016

In the Year of the Dad, Dr Gary Clapton says the Holyrood baby's father plays a vital role

Glasgow University

Universities’ teaching budget at ‘tipping point’, MSPs warned

1 December 2016

Public Audit committee hears universities hopeful of sustainable funding after years of cuts

Integration joint board

Integrated health and social care budgets need better coordination, warn MSPs

2 December 2016

The Scottish Parliament's Health and Sport Committee recommends integrated health and social care partnerships need Scottish Government support

Children in care - Holyrood magazine

Children in care - how many reviews are needed before we get it right?

2 December 2016

Holyrood looks at the latest review of the care for vulnerable children in the context of Scotland having the highest number of children coming into care in the UK

Mandy Rhodes - for site

Football could be the conduit for breaking down barriers to tackling child abuse

4 December 2016

Could the swift sense of collective outrage about the latest revelations of institutional child abuse lead to action rather than more inquiries?

Early Years Minister Mark McDonald

Age of criminal responsibility in Scotland to rise

1 December 2016

Children's Minister Mark McDonald said there was a "clear and compelling" case for raising the minimum age from eight to 12

Thurso promenade

SNP MP says UK Government’s digital strategy will leave rural communities behind

28 November 2016

SNP Digital Economy spokesperson Calum Kerr said rural areas will be left with broadband speeds that will be “obsolete within a decade”

Heathrow airport

Third Heathrow runway will breach emission laws, according to UK Government advisers

25 November 2016

According to the Committee on Climate Change, the business plan for Heathrow expansion would cause an increase in emissions of 15 per cent by 2050

Fiscal cliff - credit Holyrood magazine

Autumn Statement: Philip Hammond is merely a passenger

2 December 2016

With the Chancellor’s big statement this autumn being that there will no longer be an Autumn Statement, what does this mean for Scotland’s budget?