Portfolios

Health

Child on laptop

Personal and social education needs more focus on mental health and relationships, MSPs told

20 February 2017

PSE lessons sometimes ‘repetitive’ and ‘discourage discussion’, according to submissions to Education and Skills Committee inquiry

Supermarket choices - Holyrood

Scotland's obesity strategy - a heavy burden

20 February 2017

After the UK approach was watered down, can Scotland’s obesity strategy be more ambitious?

A syringe being squirted

The Trainspotting generation

15 February 2017

Mark McLaughlin looks at the legacy of the 'Trainspotting generation' – and how the drugs and crime figures stack up today

Justice

Willie Rennie

Willie Rennie urges Scottish Government to make Police Scotland shared local government body

17 February 2017

The Lib Dem leader is proposing that Derek Mackay changes Police Scotland’s status to exempt it from VAT

A syringe being squirted

The Trainspotting generation

15 February 2017

Mark McLaughlin looks at the legacy of the 'Trainspotting generation' – and how the drugs and crime figures stack up today

Environment

Beach - by Garann

Nearly three quarters of UK beaches littered with plastics

17 February 2017

73 per cent of beaches surveyed contained tiny plastic beads known as nurdles

Peterhead power station - by Fred Coutts

SNP demands assurances over future of Peterhead Power Station

16 February 2017

SNP MPs Dr Eilidh Whiteford and Callum McCaig write to UK Government regarding future of plant

Food and Drink - Holyrood magazine

Brexit standards for Scotland's food and drink

16 February 2017

Food and drink is Scotland’s biggest export industry, known for high standards - and safety - but it faces a hard Brexit future

Business & Economy

Finance Minister Derek Mackay during the budget debate

New business rate reliefs announced by Derek Mackay

21 February 2017

Thousands of businesses to have the increase in their business rate increase capped at 12.5 per cent, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay announces

Supermarket choices - Holyrood

Scotland's obesity strategy - a heavy burden

20 February 2017

After the UK approach was watered down, can Scotland’s obesity strategy be more ambitious?

Peterhead power station - by Fred Coutts

SNP demands assurances over future of Peterhead Power Station

16 February 2017

SNP MPs Dr Eilidh Whiteford and Callum McCaig write to UK Government regarding future of plant