The journey from Our Islands Our Future to the Islands Act

11 July 2018

Steven Heddle, former leader of Orkney Islands Council, on how one of the world's first and only place-based laws came to pass

It has never been more important to dispel the idea that politicians are living on another planet making and breaking their own rules

23 July 2018

The view of sick and heavily pregnant MPs having to turn up to vote confirms the air of a parliamentary democracy trapped in another century

Scotland’s New Climate Bill: An Opportunity Missed?

23 July 2018

Scotland is at risk of losing its edge on climate change, warns Mike Robinson, chief executive of the RSGS

Tablet gate: Conservative bitterness over a sweet gesture is tone-deaf

6 July 2018

Criticism of Maree Todd's gift to care-experienced young people reeks of the nanny-statism Conervatives normally abhor

Cameron Wyllie on the joys of free bus travel

5 July 2018

Recently retired principal of George Heriot’s School Cameron Wyllie recounts his experiences on the “blessed 26”

Brexit means Theresa May

3 July 2018

Faced with criticism over a lack of detail, Theresa May has expanded on her plans to announce that 'Brexit means Brexit means Brexit'

Exclusive: Home Office arrested and deported dozens of Europeans for sleeping rough in Scotland last year

19 July 2018

Home Office arrested and removed 26 European nationals from Scotland for sleeping rough on the streets in a move now deemed unlawful

Nearly half of small rural businesses have poor broadband connection, Citizens Advice Scotland finds

18 July 2018

Almost all SMEs reported that the postal service was important to their business, with a greater reliance where broadband was poorer

Scotland’s New Climate Bill: An Opportunity Missed?

23 July 2018

Scotland is at risk of losing its edge on climate change, warns Mike Robinson, chief executive of the RSGS

Ministers should do more to make public bodies aware of legal duties on biodiversity, MSPs recommend

18 July 2018

MSPs urged ministers to write to public bodies at the start of the reporting cycle, and at regular intervals, to remind them of their duties

UK Government unveils plans for Scottish soldiers tax relief

19 July 2018

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announces 'mitigation payments' for Scottish armed forces personnel who will pay more under the new devolved tax system

Nearly half of small rural businesses have poor broadband connection, Citizens Advice Scotland finds

18 July 2018

Almost all SMEs reported that the postal service was important to their business, with a greater reliance where broadband was poorer