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MSP Matheson offered £12k severance package after iPad row

Michael Matheson, former Scottish Health Secretary and current MSP for Falkirk West, is eligible for a severance fee of £12,712 following his iPad fee scandal and subsequent resignation. Matheson resigned…

“Fundamentally illiberal”: Christian Institute threatens lawsuit over conversion practices ban

The Christian Institute is preparing to take the Scottish Government to court over new legislation that would ban conversion practices in Scotland. Conversion practices are interventions that seek to alter…

Arms companies supplying IDF invited to Holyrood reception

Arms companies supplying Israel with bombs and military equipment have been invited to the Scottish Parliament by ADS Group, who represent the arms sector in the UK. The Israeli military…

Scottish Parliament ‘sit-in’ calls on Holyrood to support South Africa ICJ submission

A Pro-Palestine sit-in is taking place in the lobby of Scottish Parliament. Protestors are urging Holyrood to support South Africa’s charges of genocide against Israel which are being discussed at…

David Cameron threatens Humza Yousaf over meeting with Turkish President Erdogan 

Foreign Secretary David Cameron has threatened to withdraw Scottish Foreign Office support after First Minister Humza Yousaf met with the Turkish president without UK officials present. Yousaf met with Turkey’s…

Scottish Politics: the year in review

Holyrood had a tumultuous and chaotic year; seeing two First Ministers, a myriad of court cases, a host of party defections and a number of arrested politicians. The year started…

Yousaf backs Health Secretary Michael Matheson amid iPad scandal

First Minister Humza Yousaf has declared that he does not believe he was misled by Health Secretary Michael Matheson amid an £11,000 data roaming controversy. On Thursday 16 November Matheson…

Park Run: What’s Not to Love? 

Saturday morning. 9am. Headache. Bleary eyes. The magnetic pull back to bed is overwhelming. And yet, here I am approaching Newington with trainers already soggy and air pods rapidly running…