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Apprenticeships at Scottish Parliament

November 6, 2014 by


Open Day Friday 21 November An apprenticeship scheme to employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next four years has been launched by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT. An Open Day […]

Dearest Scotland …

July 20, 2014 by


Writing initiative  ‘re-imagines the future of Scotland’ Take a pen and a piece of paper and write a letter to the future of Scotland? In this age of high-tech, super-fast digital communications it may seem like a very old-fashioned way to communicate, but a new writing project called Dearest Scotland has sparked a revival in […]

Holyrood votes to end Right to Buy

June 26, 2014 by


The Scottish Parliament has voted to end the right to buy social housing. The Housing (Scotland) Bill passed at Holyrood yesterday will prevent the sale of up to 15,500 social houses over the next ten years and support improvements to the private rented sector. Housing charities have welcomed the decision. The Bill will end the […]

In Dad’s Shoes exhibition opens at Scottish Parliament

September 21, 2012 by


In Dad’s Shoes, a photo exhibition which shows what it means to be a dad, opened in the Burns Committee Room in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood yesterday. Organised by Fathers Network Scotland and Dads Rock in conjunction with Dad’s House, the exhibition tells the story of thirty dads of all types, through images and their own words. The pictures […]

Local dads off to Holyrood!

August 27, 2012 by


Two local men will feature in a photographic exhibition at the Scottish Parliament next month. Dads Alex Newport and Malcolm Borthwick and their families are part of the ‘In Dad’s Shoes’ exhibition being staged by the father’s group Dad’s Rock. Wester Drylaw’s Alex and Malcolm, who lives in Granton, are members of a North Edinburgh group set up specifically […]