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Examination results, England, Scotland

Downgraded exam results in Scotland cause anger

Exam results released in Scotland create waves of anger after a mass downgrading of teacher-assessed grades, likely to be similar for England in late August.
ESB Smart Energy Services

Public sector expertise and private sector innovation deliver tangible results for Dundee city

Here, we discover that Dundee’s partnership with ESB Smart Energy Services has brought 4.9 megawatts of sustainable energy online in just 18 months.
recycling legislation

UK recycling legislation proposals for 2023: The future of commercial food waste

Grant Keenan, Managing Director of Keenan Recycling, examines Scotland’s implementation of tighter food waste recycling legislation and what it will mean for the similar incoming UK government legislation.
deposit return scheme

Recycling and waste in Scotland: Leading the UK on a deposit return scheme

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme is charted here by Zero Waste Scotland’s Deposit Return Programme Manager, David Barnes in this recycling focus.
work and migration

Mortality, work and migration: A focus tuberculosis research

Here, Alice Reid and Richard Smith, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, explore the areas of mortality, work and migration with a specific focus on tuberculosis (TB).
electricity bills, north of Scotland

UK Government to cut electricity bills in the north of Scotland

Households in the north of Scotland will see cuts on their electricity bills thanks to government plans to reduce the costs of electricity.
Multi-utility networks

Multi-utility networks: The Scottish perspective

Lesley Campbell, Commercial Director at GTC Scotland explores multi-utility networks, including broadband, from the Scottish perspective.
2018 budget

What the 2018 Budget means for Scotland

Scottish Secretary David Mundell welcomes the Chancellor’s 2018 Budget as a great deal for people in Scotland 
Scottish festivals

Scottish festivals boosts economy by millions

The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, will be joined by other UK Government cabinet ministers in Edinburgh in a show of support for Scottish festivals and to celebrate the international profile and significant economic boost they bring
Scotland's broadband

Solving Scotland’s broadband shortfall

Richard Watts, Head of Business Development at VXFIBER assesses whether the open access model can allow local authorities to solve Scotland’s lack of high-speed broadband connectivity.
cyber resilience

Developing cyber resilience skills in Scotland

Open Access Government explores the Scottish Government’s recent initiatives to make Scotland a world-leading nation in cyber resilience by 2020, which includes putting cyber-skills at the centre of learning and development
digital vision

Less than half of Scottish government representatives believe the region will achieve its digital...

A recent report from Civica reveals what must be done for Scotland to achieve its digital vision of becoming a digital nation by 2020
dementia friendly communities

Further investment given to dementia friendly communities in Scotland

Scottish charity the life Changes Trust has invested a further £2.5 million in communities that are dementia friendly
physical conditions

New mental health initiative launched to support children with physical conditions

A new initiative to prevent mental health problems arising in children with long-term physical conditions has been successfully piloted across Scotland Long-term conditions, such as arthritis, spinal bifida, epilepsy and diabetes often have a profound impact on the mental health of children and young people. Those living with long-term conditions are...
galaxy formation simulations

Supercomputer simulations: Closing in on the story of our cosmic origins

Prof Romeel Davé, Chair of Physics at the University of Edinburgh explores how supercomputer simulations help to reveal how galaxies like our Milky Way arose from the Big Bang Why does the Universe look the way it does? This fundamental question has captivated humankind from the earliest days, spawning creation...
care experienced young people

£1.4 million investment in Who Cares? Scotland

Care experienced young people in Scotland will be supported thanks to £1.4 million funding for Who Cares? Scotland from the Life Changes Trust The money will be used over five years to give care experienced young people a voice so that improvements to the care system are informed by their...
dementia

Table Tennis Scotland batting for dementia

Table Tennis Scotland awarded £45,000 to become dementia friendly Table Tennis Scotland is receiving £35,000 from the Life Changes Trust and £10,000 from Sportscotland to become dementia friendly. Table Tennis Scotland successfully ran two pilot projects in Dundee and Haddington for over 50's with dementia and Parkinson's disease. As a result, they are now...
drinks containers

Zero Waste Scotland on the government’s drinks containers return scheme

Zero Waste Scotland reveals their thoughts on the Scottish Government’s plans for a drinks containers deposit-return scheme
Scottish government

How the Scottish Government is taking responsibility for global issues

In an exclusive interview, a spokesperson from the Scottish Government speaks to Open Access Government about how Scotland is fighting climate change
health funding boost

Scottish government to introduce mental health funding boost

The Scottish Government has announced a mental health funding boost of £500,000 in a move announced on World Mental Health day

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