£18m package announced for personalised cancer support

23 August 2019

The Scottish Government and the Macmillan Cancer Support charity will invest £9m each into a programme to give one-on-one emotional and practical support to cancer patients

Less than one quarter of EU citizens have right to stay in Scotland, Home Office reveals

22 August 2019

Less than one quarter of EU citizens have attained the status they need to live and work in the UK after Brexit, Home Office figures show

Nicola Sturgeon's TEDSummit speech

6 August 2019

"The objective of economic policy should be collective well-being: how happy and healthy a population is, not just how wealthy a population is"

Keeping the faith: John McDonnell prepares for power

5 August 2019

Labour’s Shadow Chancellor says Jeremy Corbyn is still the right man to lead the party to a general election victory

Unionist party leaders are the main risk to the UK

12 August 2019

With independence looking closer than ever, pro-Unionist parties are finding their own party leaderships being the main risk to their precious Union

Losing sight of women’s rights: policy capture and public policy

29 July 2019

Dr Kath Murray and Lucy Hunter Blackburn from the University of Edinburgh have written a new report for the Scottish Affairs journal

What will Boris Johnson’s premiership mean for the future of Ruth Davidson’s Tories?

29 July 2019

The dilemma for Davidson going forward will be where she can find common ground with her party leader and how she then sells that to Scotland

Tackling Scotland's drug crisis needs to be put ahead of political point-scoring

22 July 2019

The poor cannot continue to be the collateral damage for failed policies around drugs and that is a responsibility for us all

Who owns the drug problem, and who is to be bold?

19 July 2019

Professor Roy Robertson, Edinburgh GP and Professor of Addiction Medicine, on how drug deaths stem from institutional neglect at every level

New national leadership group to strengthen community justice in Scotland

21 August 2019

The National Community Justice Leadership Group will be co-chaired by Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf and Councillor Kelly Parry of COSLA

Dundee drug treatment system ‘fractured’ and better leadership needed

16 August 2019

The Dundee Drugs Commission report calls for the city’s leaders to show “strong and dedicated leadership over many years” to implement its recommendations

Scottish Tories call for education reforms

18 August 2019

The Conservaties are also demanding more clarity around Curriculum for Excellence

Blue water review finds ‘no causal link’ between cancers and chemical contamination

9 August 2019

The independent review was critial of how North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire handled concerns over the water

Virtual GP appointments trialled in Lanarkshire

21 August 2019

The “Attend Anytime” technology gives patients the option to attend an online appointment from their computer, smartphone or tablet

Health groups call for 'urgent' introduction of junk food price promotion restrictions

20 August 2019

Scottish Obesity Alliance members wrote to Sturgeon demanding “urgent action” to restrict “all promotions on food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt in Scotland”

New national leadership group to strengthen community justice in Scotland

21 August 2019

The National Community Justice Leadership Group will be co-chaired by Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf and Councillor Kelly Parry of COSLA

Scottish Greens urge ministers to restrict fishing access to West Shetland Shelf

15 August 2019

Sitting on the West Shetland shelf, the 4,000 square kilometre ‘Windsock’ area is a feeding ground for endangered cod

Glasgow to host the next UN climate change conference

9 August 2019

The Scotland Office said hosting the conference would provide a boost for business while showcasing “the diverse culture and world-leading innovation that the UK has to offer”