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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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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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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Back from the Brink? Prospects for Scottish Labour

When Scottish Labour gathered for its spring conference in Perth twelve months ago, the party seemed to be heading for disaster. Its standing in polls of vote intentions for Scottish Parliament elections averaged just 16%, while its reading on vote…

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Meet the New Bosses

John Cawley asks : who runs Scotland? How do we fight the corporate capture of Scottish politics by lobbyists, journalists who are also lobbyists and think tanks? How does Scotland defend its polity against those who seek to influence policy…

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SNP merger of Police Scotland and BTP delayed

The controversial move to bring the British Transport Police under the control of Scotland’s single force has been delayed. The SNP wants Police Scotland to take control of transport policing north of the border, despite BTP officers and other experts…

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Whose Gender Is It Anyway?

Caitlin Logan in the latest of our series on gender, feminism and the GRA. See previous here: Jennie Kermode on ‘Gender Recognition – it’s not what you think‘and Indy Leya on Gender, the GRA and Women’s Rights. Since the Scottish…

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Resistance Theory: From The Province of The Cat

“What we need is a new resistance theory to counter the self-serving monetarist agendas of these institutions who are so palpably failing both vocational training in the arts and the imagined future of our country. A new Scotland will be…

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Report reveals 20% cut to pothole funding

Funding to maintain Scotland’s roads has been cut by a fifth over the last seven years, a new report has revealed. Cosla’s Local Government Benchmarking Framework report stated cash invested in roads maintenance to tackle issues like potholes had decreased…

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