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Free sanitary products are a long-needed step in the right direction

As noxious as they are, the issues around sanitary products run so much deeper than some off-colour period jokes made by men who may have never been near a woman. The Scottish Government propose to spend £5.2 million on providing free sanitary products for women – and it could not come sooner. If you aren’t […]

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Modern in form and practice: The Scottish Parliament strikes a contrast

What does Edinburgh mean to you? To many, it probably means ancient, winding, cobbled alleys; or gothic spires that puncture the sky with a kind of savage grace. To others, it conjures up images of bagpipe rock blaring from ‘Scottish Novelty’ shops out onto pavements soaked with rain and various other fluids not to be […]

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Free sanitary products in Scotland: Sanitree speaks to The Student

With the start of the new academic year educational institutions across Scotland are to provide free sanitary products. Sanitree, a University of Edinburgh student-led project, has been at the forefront of this initiative. Co-founder Martha Aroha Reilly spoke to The Student on the matter, as well as on plans for the upcoming months.  Sanitree is […]

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In pictures: Trump protests in Edinburgh

Thousands of protesters gathered in Edinburgh on Saturday as United States President Donald Trump visited his luxury golf resort in Turnberry, Scotland over the weekend. Starting at the Scottish Parliament and ending at The Meadows, crowds marched past the US Consulate, Old Town and the University of Edinburgh central campus forming a colourful sea of banners, […]

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Changes on the way for Scottish income tax bands

The Scottish National Party (SNP) conference held in Glasgow on Monday 9 October announced that serious changes are being considered surrounding Scottish tax bands for the 2018/19 budget. The Herald summarised their current policy by saying that “Scots are currently taxed at 20p in the pound above the £11,500 allowance, then at 40p for earnings […]