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Labour MSP claims free prescriptions a ‘right wing policy’

By G.A.Ponsonby A Labour MSP has launched an attack on the SNP, describing one of the Nationalists' key achievements – the removal of prescription...

The Fourth Most Unequal Country in the Developed World

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, March 17th 2012 One of the most important influences shaping the coming debate on the future of Scotland will...

China plan paying off

Strengthening Scotland’s relationship with China has generated an additional estimated £220 million for the economy. Since the publication of the Scottish Government’s first China...

Common Fisheries Policy negotiated by Tories ‘catastrophic’ admits Hague

  By Martin Kelly  UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has admitted that the European fisheries settlement negotiated by his party predecessors, was catastrophic and...

Analysis predicts “renewed oil boom” for Scotland

  By Martin Kelly  Newly published analysis released by the Scottish government predicts that a “renewed oil boom” will lead to an average of...

On Living in an Old Country: The Power of the Past...

By Gerry Hassan, The Scotsman, April 15th 2013 The last week has effectively been an elegy on Britain’s recent past and present rolled into...

Edinburgh hit by flash floods

by a Newsnet reporter Even by Scottish standards it was a torrential downpour.  Just before 3pm the skies opened above the southern and western...

Three percentage point fall in youth unemployment over the year

Scotland has a higher employment rate, lower unemployment rate and lower inactivity rate than any other nation in the UK according to the latest...

Twelfth arrest in phone hacking investigation

by a Newsnet reporter Yesterday the Metropolitan police released a statement saying that officers from Operation Weeting arrested a 61 year old man in...

First Minister opens £75m Murray Royal Hospital in Perth

The new £75 million Murray Royal hospital in Perth, which provides state-of-the-art mental health treatment facilities, was officially opened by First Minister Alex Salmond...