What a difference a weekend makes. Last week Alex Salmond was telling us that the NHS would be privatised in Scotland, today the SNP admit (the obvious truth) that the NHS is devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Health is devolved to the Scottish Parliament but our NHS still benefits from being part of the bigger UK. The progress we have made in improving the health of people in Scotland is an example of the success of the Scottish Parliament, with spending on hospitals, healthcare and medical research backed up by the strength and security of the UK economy.
It is twenty years since, John Smith, one of Scotland's foremost politicians sadly passed away. It is also the 15th anniversary of the first sitting of the Scottish Parliament. John Smith famously remarked that devolution was 'the settled will of the Scottish people.'
Petition: Provide Fair Financial Support for Fostering and Adoption Families
Kinship and Foster Carers go through the same checks, training and have the same role as a non-related carer. Yet, there is a clear disparity in the financial support offered by local authorities. This support then ceases, in part, once the carer wishes to apply for SGO or adopts the child!
Thousands of activists across Scotland are proudly saying No Thanks to separation in September because Scotland can have the best of both worlds - a strong Scottish Parliament and the strength, stability and security of being part of something bigger.
Arcadia Scottish Parliamentary Program: What better place to experience the cut and thrust of legislative operations than the Scottish parliament - at a pivotal time in its history as the debate over national identity and the merits of devolved government are decided upon in a referendum? This exciting program with the prestigious University of Edinburgh, is offered during both the semester and the summer. #Arcadia #Wooster #OffCampus
#1 @ScotParl debate Mental Health 6 January 2015: psychological therapies target not being met
An initiative designed to better protect the mental health of the Scottish workforce has sparked widespread interest from businesses. To promote the initiative, IOSH and Healthy Working Lives (HWL) held a panel debate at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh in late 2014, supported by the Institution's Edinburgh Branch.