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MSPs pass Scottish Government's budget

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay's Budget was passed by 68 votes to 57

HOLYROOD passed the Scottish Government’s budget last night, with Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisting it was the best deal for taxpayers anywhere in the UK.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Unacceptable: Andrea Leadsom slammed by Scottish Ministers over Brexit farming meeting

Tory agriculture minister Andrea Leadsom

SCOTTISH Brexit minister Mike Russell has slammed the Tory agriculture minister Andrea Leadsom, after she described a meeting between the two governments as “constructive”.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Sturgeon urged to throw out plan to shut Paisley hospital’s only children’s ward

Claims made by Kezia Dugdale proved to be incorrect

KEZIA Dugdale has urged Nicola Sturgeon to step in to prevent the proposed closure of a children’s hospital ward in Paisley, after NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde backed moving in-patient care for youngsters to the Royal Hospital for Children in…

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

COSLA finance chief Kevin Kennan swaps budget meeting for a holiday in the sun

Kevin Keenan has been a continued critic of the SNP government

LABOUR’s top man in Dundee, Kevin Keenan, came in for criticism on Wednesday, after he ditched the cold misery of a city council budget meeting to soak up some vitamin D somewhere in the Med.

8:15pm Friday 24 February 2017

GMB union seeks ‘Nissan deal’ for whisky industry post-Brexit

The whisky trade is worth £4 billion to the UK economy

THE GMB union is calling on the UK Government to bring in a Nissan-style deal to protect the Scotch whisky industry after Brexit.

5:20pm Friday 24 February 2017

Labour councils split over ending tax freeze

Labour’s Councillor Bobby McGill quit as leader of Clacks Council in a row over redundancies

SCOTLAND’S Labour councils continued to disagree yesterday about whether to implement the three per cent council tax increase which all 32 local authorities can make this year.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Ruth Davidson's call for 'life to mean life' is branded unnecessary

Ruth Davidson made the call after Paige Doherty's killer, John Leathem, had his minimum term reduced on appeal

RUTH Davidson’s plans to give Scotland’s judges the power to lock up violent criminals and throw away the key, unravelled yesterday, with top lawyers and legal experts calling the measure completely unnecessary.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

EU pledges £8.4m surge of support for new power link between Scotland and Norway

Lang Banks of WWF Scotland has praised the plan for the country to share its renewable resources

PLANS for an electricity superhighway between Scotland and Norway have been given European Union backing, with its agreement to part fund the multimillion-pound development phase of the 650km (403-mile) interconnector.

5:30pm Friday 24 February 2017

Government introduces funding to boost social enterprises

The money will be used to fund a number of projects, including a health and nutrition advice service in Dundee

SCOTTISH social entrepreneurs have been given a £140,000 boost from the Scottish Government to help make businesses grow.

12:00am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: SNP need to grasp the thistle on business rates

The effects the rates rises would have were flagged up well in advance

THERE is no point in sugaring the pill – the Scottish Government dropped the ball on business rates. However, to be fair, it did manage to turn adversity into advantage simply by getting its act together before the UK Government, making the…

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017
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