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National Library of Scotland criticised over tribute to paedophile campaigner

National Library of Scotland criticised over tribute to paedophile campaigner

Bosses at the National Library of Scotland have removed an exhibit which paid tribute to a late gay rights campaigner after it was revealed he was a co-founder of a notorious child abuse network. A small display in a reading room at the academic centre in Edinburgh hailed Ian Dunn as a champion of LGBT rights – but failed to […]

Alex Salmond says plotters trying ‘to remove him as political threat’

Alex Salmond says plotters trying ‘to remove him as political threat’

Alex Salmond has been accused of spreading “conspiracy theories” after speculating that those who see him as a political threat were behind allegations of sexual misconduct following a court victory this week. The former First Minister used a message to supporters on his online fundraising page to suggest that he was “close to finding out” who leaked details of the […]

Is this the biggest unaddressed public health issue of our time? – Catherine Calderwood

Is this the biggest unaddressed public health issue of our time? – Catherine Calderwood

About two-thirds of the population have had at least one ‘adverse childhood experience’. Those with four or more are most at risk of serious and lasting effects on their health, writes Scotland’s Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood. Many people will have spent time together with their families over the festive break – which has both positives and negatives. Estate agencies tell […]

SNP faces growing anger over council cuts – leader comment

SNP faces growing anger over council cuts – leader comment

‘Salami slicing’ of council budgets cannot go on forever and major structural reform may be required. Local authorities often bear the brunt of public anger for a myriad of reasons. And that’s understandable, given the education of our children, the care of the elderly and infirm, and the number of potholes in our roads are all highly emotive issues. Everyone, […]

Morven Chisholm and Marie Montondo: Looking forward to addressing issues affecting Scotland and further afield

Morven Chisholm and Marie Montondo: Looking forward to addressing issues affecting Scotland and further afield

We have reached the end of another busy year for the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS). YAS was established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, in 2011, and is an impartial, non-politically affiliated organisation, which provides a platform for innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to come together and address the most challenging issues facing […]

Post-Brexit immigration changes disastrous for Scotland, Minister warns

Post-Brexit immigration changes disastrous for Scotland, Minister warns

Rules over immigration being proposed by the UK Government would be “economically disastrous” for Scotland, MSPs will hear. Home Secretary Sajid Javid unveiled plans to re-shape UK immigration policy after Brexit with the publication of a White Paper in December. It includes moving the UK to a single skills-based system and a consultation on a minimum salary requirement of £30,000 […]

Jaguar Land Rover announces 4500 jobs are to be cut

Jaguar Land Rover announces 4500 jobs are to be cut

Car giant Jaguar Land Rover is to cut 4500 jobs under plans to make £2.5 billion of cost savings, the company has announced. Most of the cuts are expected to be in the UK, with a voluntary programme being launched. The savings and “cashflow improvements” will be made over the next 18 months. : The new job losses are in […]