Scottish suicide victims reach out to ambulance services

By Amber Kane Researchers found that one in two Scottish people contacted the ambulance service 12 months before their death.  Figures released from the Scottish Suicide Information Database ‘https://beta.isdscotland.org/find-publications-and-data/population-health/mortality/scottish-suicide-information-database/’ shows that Scots were considerably more likely to contact unscheduled care … Continue reading Scottish suicide victims reach out to ambulance services

£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

How do Scottish football players find new clubs?

by Ryan Brown With St. Mirren’s Danny Mullen a notable entry to the Professional Footballer’s Association (PFA) Scotland’s available players list, just how difficult is it for Scottish football players to find a new club? Former Livingston reserves forward and … Continue reading How do Scottish football players find new clubs?

Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

By Harris Cumming As Thursday’s controversial General Election looms ever closer, it would appear not everyone is as politically invested as one might expect.  An alarming number of South Ayrshire residents have expressed that they won’t be visiting their local polling station on 12 December, after revealing a discontent with the current turbulent political situation. 21-year-old Ayrshire art student, Kara Linning, doesn’t believe that any political party offers a valid solution to the broken state of UK politics. She said: “I just don’t feel it’s going to make any difference. After all this nonsense with Brexit, we voted to come … Continue reading Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?

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

Authorities warn against pyrotechnics at football matches

by Ryan Brown  Scottish Fire and Rescue have reinforced the danger of pyrotechnics inside football stadiums. Assistant Chief Officer Ross Haggart is the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s Director of Prevention and Protection. He said: “The abuse of these pyrotechnics in … Continue reading Authorities warn against pyrotechnics at football matches

Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist

By Harris Cumming In the run up to another hectic exam season, students at the University of Edinburgh are growing increasingly concerned as the 8 day strike continues. The strikes, which affect 12 Scottish Universities, seek to improve pay, working conditions and pensions for university staff. As part of the action led by members of the University and College Union (UCU) , pickets are in force in a number of academic buildings across the city. Of those being targeted, the Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower are being fully occupied in an attempt to prevent any access. It has not taken long for this … Continue reading Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist