Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith

Labour leadership challenge - who the Scottish CLPs have nominated

12 August 2016

Jeremy Corbyn has received slightly more nominations from Scottish Constituency Labour parties than his challenger Owen Smith

Shona Robison at the launch of the shared statement on the future of social care support in Scotland

Social care reform must not gather dust on a shelf, says Shona Robison

29 July 2016

Following the launch of the shared ambition for the future of social care support, Holyrood asked the health secretary how the Scottish Government would respond

Mental health, by Ryan Melaugh

'Serious concerns' over Scottish Government's mental health strategy

22 August 2016

Third sector ALLIANCE assistant director Andrew Strong notes 'serious concerns' about the Scottish Government's approach to mental health

Tony Blair and Bill Clinton in 2007

Did Bill Clinton's winning presidential campaign in 1992 herald the start of modern campaigning?

18 August 2016

A screening by Edinburgh Filmhouse of the War Room documentary about Bill Clinton's successful presidential bid in 1992 captures the hothouse atmosphere of frontline political campaigning   

Roy Hattersley

Roy Hattersley says Jeremy Corbyn is not up to the job of leading Labour

18 August 2016

Former Labour deputy leader Roy Hattersley has said that Jeremy Corbyn is leading his party towards electoral oblivion, as he delivered a talk about former Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 

 

Homeless

Early 1990s film about homelessness that could just as easily have been made today

17 August 2016

An Edinburgh Filmhouse screening of gritty early 1990s TV film Safe about a young homeless couple struggling to survive on the streets of London included the claim by a homeless character that the authorities are trying to "keep us away from the tourists and the Tories"         

Billy Bragg

'Mixing Pop and Politics' with Billy Bragg

15 August 2016

Billy Bragg gives his take on the turbulent politics currently gripping the UK and sings a few numbers, as the singer-songwriter appears at an the Edinburgh International Book Festival to promote his book 'A Lover Sings' - a collection of his best loved lyrics 

Virtual classroom in second life, by Fleep Tuque

Virtual Gaelic school gets funding boost

24 August 2016

Pupils in Western Isles to be offered greater range of subject choice through new virtual Gaelic school

Edinburgh tram

Prosecutions not ruled out as Edinburgh Tram Inquiry begins gathering public evidence

19 August 2016

Inquiry chair Lord Hardie says “as far as he is aware” prosecutions have not been ruled out

Edinburgh College

No assessment of falling college student numbers, warns Audit Scotland

25 August 2016

Steep decline in the number of part-time students following sector shake-up which included mergers

Virtual classroom in second life, by Fleep Tuque

Virtual Gaelic school gets funding boost

24 August 2016

Pupils in Western Isles to be offered greater range of subject choice through new virtual Gaelic school

Mental health, by Ryan Melaugh

'Serious concerns' over Scottish Government's mental health strategy

22 August 2016

Third sector ALLIANCE assistant director Andrew Strong notes 'serious concerns' about the Scottish Government's approach to mental health

Soft drinks

Scotland urged to ‘be braver’ on obesity after ‘disappointing’ UK strategy

18 August 2016

Health campaigners call for the Scottish Government to take a tougher line with retail after branding new UK obesity strategy "disappointing"

News of the World

Tommy Sheridan court victory ‘not undermined’ by his perjury conviction

19 August 2016

News of the World owners fail to reverse Tommy Sheridan's 2006 victory despite his subsequent conviction of perjury

Edinburgh tram

Prosecutions not ruled out as Edinburgh Tram Inquiry begins gathering public evidence

19 August 2016

Inquiry chair Lord Hardie says “as far as he is aware” prosecutions have not been ruled out

Scottish Parliament outside view

Kezia Dugdale: GERS figures show Nicola Sturgeon "misled" public during independence referendum

24 August 2016

GERS figures reveal the gap between Scotland’s spending and revenue represents a net fiscal deficit of £14.8bn

Money

Scotland’s fiscal deficit over twice the UK’s as a percentage of GDP

24 August 2016

GERS figures reveal a slight reduction in Scotland’s fiscal deficit, but remains twice that of the UK’s as a percentage of GDP