8th June 2017 by fairer-scotland
Guest blog from Elaine Gibb, Development Manager at Voluntary Action Scotland The past week has been full of inspiring stories about volunteers and the difference they make to communities across Scotland. As we reach the end of Volunteers’ Week 2017, Voluntary Action Scotland and the Third Sector Interface (TSI) Network are delighted to celebrate a...
2nd June 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Originally published in the Scotland on Sunday- 28th May 2017 Why is it important that there are women and more women in positions of leadership across the public and private sectors in Scotland? Hillary Clinton famously summed up the first reason when she said: “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights,”...
25th May 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
This article appeared in The Herald’s Agenda section on Tuesday, 22nd May I’m not sure if the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and I are ever going to cross paths – but if we do, then I’d like to thank him for the following quote he made in a speech last year at the World...
23rd May 2017 by michellekerr
European Social Fund Tackling Poverty & Social Exclusion. Round 2 announcement including dates and contact details.
17th May 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Angela Constance blogs on International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
11th May 2017 by Kevin Stewart MSP
I appreciate that a blog about a new housing development might not initially seem the most exciting of topics, but after my visit last week to the Polnoon housing development in East Renfrewshire, I hope as you read on you’ll be as enthused as I am about it! As we all know, good-quality, well-planned housing...
28th April 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
Yesterday, in the Scottish Parliament, I ruled out the use of private companies in assessing people for the benefits that will be delivered under Scotland’s new social security system. This was a proud moment. Profit should never ever be a motive in these important assessments and I wanted to let the people who will be...
21st April 2017 by fairer-scotland
Guest blog from Hala Ousta, a recent apppointment to the sportscotland board which has now achieved 50/50 gender representation.
14th April 2017 by tomwhittles
Living in a home that’s cold and draughty because it’s too expensive to heat is miserable. For some families renting in the private sector, this is sadly their reality. Although we know that most private landlords ensure that the properties they rent are well-insulated and affordable to live in, it’s clear that there are also...
7th April 2017 by Nicola Sturgeon MSP
The creation of a new social security system for Scotland is one of the biggest challenges ahead of the Scottish Government – and one of the most exciting. Because we are doing things differently and shaping a fair system built on the knowledge and direct personal experience of those who are using, or have recently...