14th November 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
One of the benefits of devolution has been an ability to defend and promote LGBTI rights. Scotland was the first country in the UK to consult on same sex marriage, and we’ve reformed adoption law to permit same sex couples to adopt jointly. We also want to do more to ensure that we are creating...
15th August 2017 by michellekerr
Many thanks Glyn Morris from Friendly Access who has provided our first guest blog: I have always said “we all know that whilst an impairment cannot necessarily be changed, the environment often can, making the environment the disabling factor”. It’s for this reason Friendly Access was established to holistically address and improve accessibility across Scotland, regardless...
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.
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.
28th March 2017 by Jeane Freeman MSP
1,000 people have now signed up for our Experience Panels - Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman encourages more to come forward
20th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Angela Constance blogs on UN World Day of Social Justice, talking about the action being taken in Scotland.
15th February 2017 by Angela Constance MSP
Scotland welcomes refugees. It’s a message that is part of our history. We opened our doors to refugees from Europe in the first and second world wars. Later we welcomed refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, K osovo and the Democratic Republic of Congo. And in the past year and a half that message has particularly come...