Hills

Analysis: A turbulent 12 months for Scotland's environment

26 August 2016

From the Paris climate talks, to land reform, to scandals over CAP payments, it has been an eventful year in the environment sector

Economy

Pounds and pence - a year in Scotland's economy

25 August 2016

As the latest GERS figures show Scotland's deficit unchanged, Holyrood looks back at the year which produced it

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

Iain Green - review

Sketch: Owen Smith's weird attempts to seem normal

25 August 2016

As the Labour leadership contest rumbled on, things have become weirder and weirder

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

Mike Russell

Mike Russell named new Scottish Government Brexit minister

25 August 2016

Michael Russell returns to cabinet as new Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe

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

Forest

Doctors should give older people 'green prescriptions', finds report

26 August 2016

James Hutton Institute report recommends GPs should issue “green prescriptions” to encourage older people to take up outdoor pursuits

John Swinney

Named Person provision suspended

25 August 2016

The Scottish Government has delayed the Named Person scheme to allow time to respond to the Supreme Court ruling.

A picture of cyber security

Cyber security ideas for public sector sought

25 August 2016

Small digital companies and entrepreneurs encouraged to submit ideas for public sector cyber security

John Swinney

Named Person provision suspended

25 August 2016

The Scottish Government has delayed the Named Person scheme to allow time to respond to the Supreme Court ruling.

Forest

Doctors should give older people 'green prescriptions', finds report

26 August 2016

James Hutton Institute report recommends GPs should issue “green prescriptions” to encourage older people to take up outdoor pursuits

Economy

Pounds and pence - a year in Scotland's economy

25 August 2016

As the latest GERS figures show Scotland's deficit unchanged, Holyrood looks back at the year which produced it

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