£19m seized from criminals to go to youth projects in Scotland

By Gregor Sleith Organisations across the country that help disadvantaged youths have been given extra funding via seized criminal assets. The CashBack for Communities programme is aimed at young people aged 10-24 living in areas hardest hit by crime across … Continue reading £19m seized from criminals to go to youth projects in Scotland

New speech translation gadget helps to streamline security at Edinburgh Airport

By Harris Cumming The exciting new technology from Sourcenet can translate speech into 74 different languages, allowing travellers and airport staff to communicate more quickly and effectively. Edinburgh Airport is one of the first in the country to move with the times and utilise the groundbreaking Pocketalk device. The move aims to support the airport’s existing translation team and is helping to clarify instruction and communication during the crucial security check-in process. Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport said: “We’re an international airport in a city and country known for its diversity, its inclusiveness and its welcoming nature, and … Continue reading New speech translation gadget helps to streamline security at Edinburgh Airport

Ayr citizens pedaling towards a zero-Emission Country

The Scottish government declared a climate emergency last year and pledged to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030, as well as committing to Scotland reaching net-zero by 2045. The Active travel hub is a Government funded organization that try to … Continue reading Ayr citizens pedaling towards a zero-Emission Country

Politician aims to bridge gap between generations as he runs as youngest candidate in Scotland

By Calum Brown Cameron Glasgow, a 19-year-old from West Lothian, is the first candidate to run for the Green Party in Livingston, in a general election, since 2004. The Green candidate decided to take a year out before committing to … Continue reading Politician aims to bridge gap between generations as he runs as youngest candidate in Scotland

UWS pre-election poll finds huge support for the SNP

By Jack Ewing An election poll conducted by UWS Newsroom has found 80% of respondents plan to vote SNP on Thursday. 'In the #GeneralElection on December 12, 2019, which political party will you vote for?' #GeneralElection19 #GE19 — UWSnewsroom (@UWSNewsroom) … Continue reading UWS pre-election poll finds huge support for the SNP

New study finds Scottish police officers are exhausted, stressed and depressed.

By Gregor Sleith New research by a Canadian academic has drawn attention to the underlying mood experienced by police officers in Scotland, highlighting problems with officers turning to alcohol and prescription drug use to combat growing stress related issues.  Professor … Continue reading New study finds Scottish police officers are exhausted, stressed and depressed.

Gary Holt brands Rangers defeat as ‘toughest day at the office’ as Livingston go five games without a win

By Calum Brown Livingston tasted defeat to Rangers on Sunday for the third time this season, meaning the Lions have picked up just five points from a possible 27 in their last nine Premiership games. Strikes from Joe Aribo and … Continue reading Gary Holt brands Rangers defeat as ‘toughest day at the office’ as Livingston go five games without a win