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Will Iceland protect Scottish trade links after Brexit?

Scottish Secretary David Mundell’s trip aims to protect Scottish trade links with Iceland, including the fishing and biotech industries.
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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
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Cybersecurity and its role in delivering digital public services to citizens

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister of the Scottish Government shares his thoughts on the importance of cybersecurity and why it is an essential component of delivering digital public services to citizens
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Deposit-return and Scotland’s circular economy

Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland shares his thoughts on Scotland’s planned deposit-return scheme for beverage containers and on the circular economy
Agile in Government

Offering Certainty in an Uncertain World – The future of Agile in Government Services

It’s hard to be Agile in Government. Within an elected government delivery is expected to mirror a published manifesto. Do something different, and the words ‘U-turn’ threaten within the corridors of power.
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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
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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
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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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Improving education in Scotland

Standardised assessments will help empower schools to tackle the attainment gap and drive improvements in education, the Scottish Government’s Deputy First Minister (DFM) John Swinney underlines
Scotland's draft climate change plan landscape

Scotland’s draft climate change plan: Roseanna Cunningham sets out ambitions

The Scottish Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, sets out the key aims of Scotland’s draft climate change plan for Open Access Government The publication of our new draft Climate Change Plan represents an opportunity to build on the ambitious approach that has seen Scotland gain recognition in the international community for...
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Council tax to rise in Glasgow for the first time in over a decade

For the first time in 12 years Glasgow City Council has revealed it will increase council tax in a bid to close a funding gap of almost £70m
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Transforming healthcare in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s eHealth Division outlines why eHealth is a key enabler for citizen involvement and the transformation of health and social care in Scotland eHealth is one of the prime enablers for the delivery of The Scottish Government’s overarching vision for health and social care, namely that by 2020...
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Syrian refugees welcome, say Scottish council leaders

Scottish council leaders have confirmed 2,000 Syrian refugees will be offered shelter, with some arriving before Christmas. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) has confirmed a coordinated effort between the 32 councils in Scotland to offer shelter to at least 2,000 Syrian refugees. Many thousands more have made the...
Scottish young voters plan to take a step forward

Scottish young voters plan to take a step forward

It is expected plans to include 16- and 17-year-olds in the Scottish electoral system will take a step forward later today The push to give young people in Scotland a voice in democracy will take a step closer to the realisation today. MSPs are expected to ask the House of Commons...

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