Scottish Government

Tragic ex-squaddie who died on Edinburgh streets was far from alone as activists warn of homeless veterans epidemic

Campaigners predict that thousands of Scots ex-servicemen and women face sleeping rough after Darren Greenfield's death on the streets of …

Poverty

'It's a disgrace' Outrage as homeless ex-soldier left to die on streets

A homeless veteran's death on the street has sparked outrage about the treatment of former soldier's battling homelessness in the brutally cold …

Veterans

Parents' premature baby agony: 'We were called up to the hospital to say goodbye'

Now Danielle and Michael McCormack have Scottish Government backing to tackle the “hefty price tag” of having a baby in neonatal care.<p>Bliss Scotland …

Pregnancy

Thousands of Scottish workers fear for future as Carillion faces legal action over wages

The bust construction firm horrified staff by telling them their wages would stop at the end of the month.<p>Carillion are facing legal action after …

Aberdeen

Britain's May wants Brexit deal that works for whole of UK: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear that she wants to negotiate an exit from the European Union works for the whole of the United Kingdom, her spokesman said on Monday after the Scottish government set out its impact assessment for Brexit.<p>“The prime minister has …

Brexit

Westminster today - live updates: Government faces questions as Carillion liquidation causes major fears for NHS and other government contracts

The Government is facing questions over the collapse of construction giant Carillion, which announced it was entering liquidation this morning after …

Brexit

Scotland’s (latest) Brexit strategy

New year, a new — or rather an “updated” — European strategy from the Scottish government.<p>This morning, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and …

Brexit

Hard Brexit 'would cost Scots £12.7bn'

<b>Scotland's economy could be £12.7bn a year worse off under a so-called hard Brexit, according to analysis by the Scottish government.</b><p>The figure is contained in a paper on the impact of UK withdrawal from the European Union, to be published later.<p>It calculates the cost to Scotland of the UK leaving …

Brexit

Campaign to make Scotland first plastic straw-free country in Europe launches

The Sunday Mail has launched The Last Straw campaign which calls an end to plastic straws which pollute our sea and beaches.<p>The Sunday Mail today …

Sustainability

Tory promises: often made, rarely delivered

The Tories have a habit of making promises to the people of Scotland and then never delivering on them; this week was no different.<p>Despite promising …

Scottish National Party

Scottish fisheries minister delivers ultimatum to Isle of Man over 'dangerous' scallop plan

The Scottish fisheries minister has gone on the warpath over a plan to make the country’s scallop boats report every day to the Isle of Man amid warnings it would devastate the industry.<p>Fergus Ewing said he was “deeply disappointed and frustrated” that his appeals to the Manx government to drop the …

Scottish Politics

How we’re cutting plastic waste in Scotland

Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, making it important to reduce the amount of plastic we waste and recycle more.<p>According to the Marine Conservation …

Scottish National Party

Donald Trump is clearly a Daily Record fan as he has taken our advice and cancelled his trip to the UK

What a relief, we told him he's not welcome last month, says Record View.<p>With a flourish of his own fake news, Donald Trump has cancelled a planned …

Donald Trump

Scottish Government urged to intervene in nursing home closures threat leaving '160 elderly people homeless'

Care company Bield plans to close a dozen nursing homes, which could make around 200 staff redundant.<p>The Scottish Government is being urged to step …

Health Care

Scottish government 'monitoring' Carillion

<b>The Scottish government has said it is monitoring the situation at troubled construction firm Carillion, which is involved in several major infrastructure projects in Scotland.</b><p>The firm is part of the consortium building the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road (AWPR).<p>It also won a contract last year to …

Referendums

Scots could soon be banned from buying cotton buds - here's the reason why

The Scottish Government has announced the sale and manufacture of plastic cotton buds is to be outlawed.<p>The sale and manufacture of plastic cotton …

Environment

Immigration is issue for "whole of UK" and needs "same policy approach," says May

The survey showed 59 per cent of voters in Scotland thought, post Brexit, that potential EU migrants to the UK should have to apply to come here …

Brexit

Nursery teacher numbers plummet

The number of teachers working in pre-schools in Scotland has dropped by 40 per cent over seven years.<p>Back in 2010, there were 1,543 nursery teachers …

Education

Fact check: the Tory record on the environment

It’s more than a decade since David Cameron hugged a husky and urged people to ‘Vote Blue, Go Green’ - yet the Tory record on the environment has …

Scottish National Party

How are the SNP supporting children with additional support needs in school?

We want all children and young people to get the most out of the learning opportunities available to them, which means ensuring every young person is …

Scottish National Party

Your view: Mixed reaction from parents on Welsh Government's plan to ban smacking of children

People in Wales are to be asked their views on the Welsh government’s plans to ban the smacking of children.<p>If implemented, the ban would make Wales …

News (Wales)

NHS at breaking point as flu epidemic helps create A&E winter crisis

Waiting times hit a record high with thousands of patients kept hanging on for more than four hours before being seen.<p>A flood of flu cases is pushing …

Nicola Sturgeon

Emergency crews suffer 18 attacks a day in Scotland as shocking figures reveal most offenders avoid jail

The real extent of the problem is feared to be much worse as the official statistics do not record some of the more serious incidents.<p>There are an …

Justice

'Significant issues with City Region Deals' says Holyrood Committee

The Local Government and Communities Committee outlines a number of concerns on the economic growth projects.<p>There are significant issues with …

Cities

Newly assertive Scotland must fiercely resist the Tories' Brexit plans

Both the Scottish Government and the SNP at Westminster will be at the forefront of efforts to stop a hard Brexit in the year ahead.<p>The year ahead …

Brexit

Scottish Government must take new implant scandal seriously to stop repeat of mesh fiasco

The claims being made about new contraception Essure are certainly too serious to be swept under the carpet, says Mail Opinion<p>The Scottish Government …

Scottish Politics

Scottish government vows to push on with transgender reforms amid Westminster delays

The Scottish government has vowed to push on with reforms to gender recognition laws, after progress was stalled in Westminster.Last year the UK’s …

LGBTQ

Creative thinking pays off for advertising agency boss

Jane Strachan set up PUNK, along with business partner Paul Mason, to offer something a bit different.<p>WITH 20 years of experience, it’s fair to say …

Scottish Politics

Call for maximum temperature in Scottish classrooms

<b>A teaching union has called for a maximum temperature to be set in Scottish schools.</b><p>The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), believes too much heat can cause fatigue, loss of concentration, impaired learning experiences and increased risk of accidents.<p>Currently a school can be too cold for …

Scotland

Baby box bids open for Scottish companies

<b>Companies have been given the chance to offer their products to fill Scotland's baby boxes.</b><p>Early Years Minister Maree Todd has invited Scottish firms to bid for contracts to provide items for the second year of the scheme which provides essentials for newborns.<p>The baby boxes were introduced in …

Babies