Joining up the dots: Interview with Robbie Pearson

8 July 2019

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has been on a journey over the past few years. But what’s next for the organisation?

Tech for good: could Scotland become a leader in ethical digital technology?

4 July 2019

While Scotland’s public sector continues to struggle with big IT projects, the private sector is flourishing, but ethics need to be built in

Talk of a review of devolution has inevitably raised fears about a watering down of powers

8 July 2019

If it sounds like a review, and looks like a review, then it is a review and what it is usually meant by a review is change

Division now infects every part of our politics

8 July 2019

"The truth is, if I voted yes in another referendum, it would be in grief and hope rather than glee"

More empowerment of councils is needed to tackle poverty

2 July 2019

Top-down policymaking and a focus on crisis management rather than prevention is hampering Scotland’s ability to tackle poverty, says Councillor Chris McEleny

Could do better: the SNP's failures in education look likely to turn into its toxic legacy

2 July 2019

While botched Brexit and turbo austerity will be the Tories’ toxic legacy from this current period, lost learning looks to be the SNP’s

As the Tory leadership contest moves forward, the democratic deficit feels starker than ever

30 June 2019

What tartan-covered, shortbread-tin image of Scotland do these privately educated, multi-millionaire, Oxford graduate, metropolitan elites really have of Scotland? 

Sketch: The Ross Thomson school of campaign management

28 June 2019

Boris Johnson's decision to appoint Ross Thomson as his campaign manager shows desperate times call for baffling measures

Scottish Drugs Forum says drug death figures are "a national scandal"

16 July 2019

The organisation says that official figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) showing that last year 1,187 people died from drugs highlights the failures in treatment for users

Death from drugs reaches highest ever level

16 July 2019

The number of people dying from drug related deaths in Scotland has reached a record high

Death from drugs reaches highest ever level

16 July 2019

The number of people dying from drug related deaths in Scotland has reached a record high

Lord Advocate "simply cannot" approve safe injecting rooms without drug law reform

9 July 2019

The Lord Advocate told the Scottish Affairs Committee that a change in drugs law would have to occur before safe consumption rooms could be allowed.

New funding for North Sea decommissioning

16 July 2019

Paul Wheelhouse said: “This fund will support innovation in the supply chain, further cost reduction and improve the recognised skills of the Scottish workforce, which is why it has proved so popular with businesses.”

New funding for North Sea decommissioning

16 July 2019

Paul Wheelhouse said: “This fund will support innovation in the supply chain, further cost reduction and improve the recognised skills of the Scottish workforce, which is why it has proved so popular with businesses.”