Fairer Scotland

  • There is room for everyone in Scotland

    5th January 2020 by

    Throughout last year, I had the pleasure of meeting many of Scotland’s faith communities and have enjoyed learning more about their traditions and hearing about their experiences. There exists a remarkably strong working relationship between the faith communities in Scotland and this is invaluable. As I look back on last year, there have been so…

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  • Challenging racism in Scotland – Guest blog from Danny Boyle, BEMIS Scotland

    18th October 2019 by

    “Tackling racism and building connected communities is not a side issue. This is one of the most important things in society. We need the science of data – but we need the science of stories too” BEMIS Scotland held a thematic conference on prejudice motivated by racial and religious hatred earlier this week. Our intention…

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  • Refugees are welcome in Scotland

    21st June 2019 by

    Scotland has a long history of welcoming people of all nationalities and faiths, including those seeking refuge and asylum from war and persecution elsewhere. Over successive generations, refugees have helped make Scotland the strong, successful and diverse country it is today. As Communities Secretary, I have heard from people from across Scotland who have come…

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  • Elevating women in leadership is not only the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do

    2nd June 2017 by

    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,”…

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  • A Fairer and more prosperous place *to live*

    30th September 2015 by

    Vonnie Sandlan (President of the National Union of Students, Scotland) Let us start from a basic position – one we’d hope everyone could agree on – access to safe, affordable, and quality housing is a basic human right. This being the case, then it’s clear we could do much more to ensure a fairer Scotland….

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