Health visitor vacancies rise by 50% as SNP struggles to hit target

Health visitor vacancy rates in Scotland have increased by half in the space of a year as the SNP struggles to honour a pledge on increasing numbers. Official statistics have revealed there are currently 144 vacancies across the country, the…

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The Calamity of Real World Brexit

If a week is a long time in politics, then with the extraordinary times we are enduring I have no idea how to describe the just under a year between now and the prospective date that the Scotland and the…

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Unicornucopia

There seems to be a new frenzy of enthusiasm for an immediate second referendum on Scottish independence. The contempt with which Scotland (and Wales and Ireland) have been treated through the Brexit process, the role of the House of Lords,…

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Funding cut results in fewest ever attempts to quit smoking

The number of smokers who tried to kick the habit last year fell to its lowest since quit-attempt records began, as the SNP government also cut funding into a scheme to help. According to official figures there were 59,767 attempts…

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Details Location: Glasgow Salary: £16,000-21,000 dependent on experience Hours: Full-time one year post with potential for extension Start date: Immediate start Closing date: 30 March 2018, noon Interviews will be held w/c 2 April 2018 Click the following link to…

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Indy Pledge

A new grassroots initiative just launched aims to “reflect the Scotland we want to be” and sets out simple positive principles with “the intention to encourage people to be mindful of how our actions, in person or online, can impact positively…

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Aberdeen residents ask “what comes after oil?”

Climate Week North East Scotland encourages new conservations about how Aberdeen can change its cultural relationship with energy generation and consumption. With further oil sector job losses just announced, Dale McEwan finds that art, communications and life sciences could play…

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BBC Scotland: a question of perspective (Oil and Gas Fact Check)

Take a look at the two images above. Both headlines of articles on the exact same piece of news, published on the same day. On first glance at the BBC Scotland headline and introduction we thought it was unexpected bad…

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Theresa May To Host Meeting On Post-Brexit Powers For Wales And Scotland

Theresa May will meet Scottish and Welsh leaders in Downing Street on Wednesday in a bid to resolve a dispute over devolved powers after Brexit. First ministers Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones will be updated on the government’s negotiations, including a…

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Number of Special Constables in Scotland has more than halved since 2013

Research by the Scottish Conservatives has found that the number of Special Constables in Scotland has more than halved since 2013. The figures, from a Freedom of Information request by Maurice Corry MSP, show that since 2013, over 750 officers…

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