scottish goverment



Hating on the Hate Crime Bill – does it go far enough?

3rd April 2021

Being a bigot in your own home is still being a bigot. Belief – a simple word, just like any other.   At first glance, it would seem to be merely a combination of letters that is harmless and innocent; but when given meaning, it suddenly transforms into a possession, something that is fiercely protected by ...


Scottish government Graduate Development Programme back for 2021

28th January 2021

The four-year graduate scheme gives successful applicants experience in working for the Scottish Civil Service. The Scottish government Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is back and seeking new graduate applications for 2021. As of 1 February, the Scottish government will be inviting applications to its GDP. Accepting a new intake every two years, this will be ...


MSP Sandra White backs Kaukab Stewart as her successor

5th November 2020

If she wins the election, Stewart will be the first woman of colour to be a representative in the Scottish Parliament. Local MSP Sandra White has backed candidate Kaukab Stewart to be her successor in the May 2021 Scottish Parliament Election. Should she win, Stewart would make history as the first woman of colour to ...


The Scottish Tories U-turn on free tuition fees isn’t fooling anyone

1st November 2020

Can a leopard truly change its spots? Or is this a thinly veiled attempt to win young votes from the SNP? In 2008, the SNP made higher education completely free for Scottish and EU students. Since 2007, the Scottish Tories have opposed this policy. So, it came as a surprise when Douglas Ross MP, the ...


Calls for Scottish Government to raise medical school cap

18th September 2020

Royal College of Physicians Glasgow says no student should miss a place as England’s Health Secretary announces a “review” of expanding the cap south the border. The Scottish government is now facing pressure to review the limits of prospective students applying for medical school places in Scotland after England’s health and social care secretary Matt ...