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MSPs lend their backing to LGBT Youth Scotland’s #PurpleFriday campaign

Party leaders, including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, gathered at Holyrood to support Purple Friday

HOLYROOD went all heroic yesterday as MSPs showed their support for gay and transgender young people.

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

Travel trouble and school closures as Storm Doris hits Scotland

Storm Doris caused widespread travel disruption across Scotland yesterday, with weather warnings to continue into this morning

SNOW, sleet and high winds from Storm Doris yesterday brought travel chaos and school closures to Scotland.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

BBC director general Tony Hall reveals the full resources of the broadcaster will be at the disposal of Scottish Nine

BBC director general Tony Hall believes the new Scottish programme to 'reinvent broadcast news'

THE flagship nine o’clock news programme on the new BBC Scotland channel will be able to draw on the broadcaster’s global resources, according to the corporation’s director general.

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

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

MSPs call for ‘shocking’ Universal Credit problems to be receive urgent fix

Committee members were told that jobcentres in Musselburgh were ill-equipped to support claimants effectively under the Universal Credit scheme

MSPs have called on the UK Work and Pensions secretary to fix “shocking” problems with Universal Credit before it is extended in Scotland, claiming it is driving people to “breaking point”.

12:00am Friday 24 February 2017

Scottish Labour conference to vote on federalism proposal

Jeremy Corbyn will be among the speakers at  the three-day Scottish Labour conference

SCOTTISH Labour conference delegates will today vote on a new policy of federalism which party leader Kezia Dugdale believes would “reshape” the UK .

12:00am 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

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
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