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Greens: cuts must prompt Council Tax reform

November 6, 2014 by


‘we have to question the wisdom of a seven year Council Tax freeze’ Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and local government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has urged ministers to make reform of the council tax an urgent priority. Ms Johnstone used yesterday’s Finance Questions at Holyrood to raise growing concerns among communities where […]

Almost £90m to help young Scots into work

June 12, 2013 by


Almost £90 million is to be invested in helping Scotland’s young people into work and supporting small business growth, as part of record funding bringing together cash from the Scottish Government, local councils, Cosla, the European Commission and employers. Up to 10,000 young people Scotland-wide are expected to be supported into work – particularly in […]

Donald Gorrie dies

August 26, 2012 by


Former Edinburgh West MP Donald Gorrie has died aged 79. Mr Gorrie represented Edinburgh West at Westminster before becoming an MSP for  Central Scotland after devolution.  Indeed, over a long political career spanning many decades Mr Gorrie represented the Liberal Democrats at every level of government save the European parliament. A constant critic of the Holyrood building project, Gorrie was […]