By Ben Kearney Poor mental health within the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will only increase, if firefighters accept a pay-rise that will include a broadened adult social care role, a top union official has said. The SFRS has … Continue reading Firefighter mental health could suffer under new roles
By Joe James Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will today vow for her government to lead the way in “redefining” the definition of what it means to be a successful country. In a speech at Edinburgh’s Wealth of Nations 2020 Conference later today, she will suggest that people’s quality of life should be deemed as equally as important as racking up impressive data in regards to economic prosperity. Economic measurements such as GDP have been widely criticised over the years, various attacks suggesting that a tunnel-visioned approach to collating data can oftentimes result in a dismissal of the importance of focusing … Continue reading It's the Quality of Life
By Cara Houston. MSP’s are moving on legislation to ensure children are given a say in legal proceedings when families breakdown. This is part of the Children’s Bill in Scotland that was created to ensure children’s best interests are at … Continue reading Children to have their say in family court
Written By Amy Park A full rebranding of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks began this year following a £1.7 billion merger with Virgin Money back in October 2018. As a collective the organisations expect the full transfer to take place on … Continue reading Virgin Money and Clydesdale Bank Re-branding costing £1.7bn
By Jack Ewing Picture Source: Gordonstoun Twitter page Common sense, common ground and a common purpose are sorely missing from our dialogue in today’s often tribal political setting. An event going on over the next few days at a … Continue reading Learning to Listen: Finding Common Ground for Our Common Good
By Dane McBeth Scotland has come out as the best area in the UK for workplace diversity in PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual Women In Work Index. Overall the United Kingdom moved up the table to 13th out of 33 countries involved in … Continue reading Ayrshire Organisations Helping To Make Scotland “Best In UK” For Women In Work
A report into working conditions of social care staff has called for reform within the sector, urging the Scottish Government to introduce a new watchdog and establish minimum standards. The 18-month study was led by the chief executive of Alzheimer … Continue reading Could “Unfair” Working Conditions Put Students Off Careers In Care?
By Ryan Capperauld. In a visit to the UWS campus in Ayr, guest lecturer Phil Taylor (Security Network Engineer) of Palo Alto Networks stressed the importance of online safety in the age of internet usage. Taylor outlined the dangers that hacking … Continue reading Palo Alto Networks talk “online safety” at UWS.
By Jack Ewing In a letter to the First Minister, published in the Scottish Education Journal, a teacher from Fife criticised the Scottish government saying that he saw ‘little evidence’ of education being a top priority for the government. … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education
By Eszter Tarnai A review to change defamation law in Scotland has been launched by the Government today. The aim is to keep up with the ever-changing world of social media in the 21st century. Damaging an individual’s reputation through false communication, or defamation is a growing concern in Scotland, especially online, with the growing popularity of social media. According to Community Safety Minister Ash Denham, who is launching the review, it is time for a change. Defamation does not only concern journalists, but with the use of social media, or even just words, anyone can easily be a victim. … Continue reading Consultation on Scots defamation law – Have your say!