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Audit Scotland’s recent report into the progress on self-directed support (SDS) will have made uneasy reading for councillors.
For the past couple of years, there has been a buzz in local government circles around the Community Empowerment Bill.
Fewer than 40 per cent of students at Scotland’s best universities believe they will find work after graduating, with most expecting to go into postgraduate study.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland published findi
Stop the press and try not to fall off your seat: Edinburgh’s notorious and much maligned trams are finally operational!
One of the most famous children’s hospitals in the world was forced to enter the debate on Scottish independence last week, after a cinema advert by the ‘Vote No Borders’ campaign appeared to sugge
Appearing at the Parliament’s Environment Committee, Owen Paterson was always likely to face some tricky questions.
Carrying a knife ruins your life and your family’s life. That is the message the next phase of government-backed initiative, No Knives, Better Lives (NKBL), will look to embrace.
Monetary policy decision becoming 'more balanced'
Recent research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland has revealed almost 100 towns and cities across the country are facing, or have been hit with, the closure of a local servi
Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, is a world leader in health inequalities, so when he presented evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s He
An 80-year-old woman in China provides us all with a lesson in public service
If organisers were worried the second&n
As one of the small CalMac island ferri
The SNP’s determination to keep the independence debate moving on its own terms has been emphasised by a pointed statement on energy security.
Legislation can only go so far.
Close your eyes. Imagine someone you care about being verbally or physically abused in the street. A stranger walks on by. They do nothing.
This month, for the first time in seven years, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release a report on the impact of emissions on the earth’s climate.
UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond recently announced to the House of Commons that "low levels of radioactivity" had been detected in the cooling waters at Dounreay, following a nuclear submarine
On 23 March, Scottish landmarks and hou
A couple of weeks ago I helped make up the judging panel for the COSLA Excellence Awards.
There was never any doubt that North Sea oil would feature heavily in the independence debate.
Scottish households could save £470 per year by cutting down on food waste, according to a new campaign from Zero Waste Scotland.
As the commission set up by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) continues to take evidence in its quest to uncover how to put local democracy at the heart of Scotland’s future, discussions south of the border are taking a more dramatic twist.
A re-founding of the country’s national anti-stigma campaign ‘see me’ highlights awareness of living with a label. ‘See me, not a label’ says the tagline.
For an animal so keen to maintain its privacy, sea eagles certainly seem to have been doing their best to court controversy in recent weeks.