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A pilot scheme will take place in Coatbridge during the Easter holidays which, following evaluation, would be extended to cover the whole council area in time for the summer break. The programme ... It is one of the nine "challenge authorities" in Scotland with the highest levels of deprivation. The plans ...
Its findings show that across 19 of Scotland's 32 council areas, there are no public nurseries at all open between 8am and 6pm. ... It is not within the purview of Audit Scotland or Fair Funding For Our Kids to assess how the increase to 1,140 hours will impact on the well-being and education of pre-schoolers ...

Researchers from HLB International, a network of independent accounting firms and business advisers, carried out the survey and said that 71 per cent of Scottish respondents had voted Remain in the referendum in June, 2016, while the UK figure was 65 per cent. All of the 32 Scottish council areas ...
Scotland's childcare system is “not set up for working parents”, according to campaigners who have revealed just one in ten council-run facilities stay open ... And in 19 of Scotland's 32 council areas, there are no public nurseries at all open between 8am and 6pm – the cover working parents say they need.
Morrissey provoked anger from Scottish nationalists at the weekend when he criticised Nicola Sturgeon at a gig in Glasgow. During his concert at the SSE Hydro on ... Glasgow was one of only four council areas to vote for independence in the 2014 referendum. The SNP holds six of its seven seats at ...
A Scottish council plans to provide free meals to children who need them 365 days a year, in a scheme that will be the first of its kind in the UK if approved at a ... in Coatbridge during the Easter break, with the expectation of expanding it to cover the whole of the council area in time for the summer holidays.

Wintry weather from Sunday night into Monday morning caused travel disruption and led to a string of school closures across Scotland. Fifty-five primaries, secondaries and nurseries in the Highland Council area have been forced to shut their doors or are experiencing transport issues due to the adverse ...
Figures released to the Sunday Herald by the UK's biggest mortgage lender Halifax show the average deposit required by buyers in all 32 of Scotland's council areas, as well as the percentage of the value of properties. Edinburgh is the most expensive location with an average deposit of £44,994 required, ...
Argyll and Bute tops a table of at-risk council areas. The findings have prompted calls for a plan to tackle or mitigate erosion along more than 2,400 miles of coast and to help people who face losing their homes and businesses. The wealthiest members of Scottish society will be largely immune from the ...
According to nutritionists I consulted as part of the probe into sample menus and recipes for meals from the 32 Scottish council areas, while Scottish school meals generally technically meet Scottish Government weekly guidelines of salt, sugar and saturated fats, they contain very little “good stuff”.
Aberdeenshire is the slowest council area in Scotland at 16.65 Mbps, while Cornwall and Gwynedd rank as slowest in England and Wales, at 17.57 Mbps and 17.88 Mbps respectively. The five slowest administrative districts in the UK are all in Northern Ireland, which is consistent with Ofcom's report that 7% of properties in ...
According to the party's figures 190 private homes in the Scottish Borders Council area have been empty for a minimum of 10 years, with 130 properties in Fife Council also unused in this time. Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson, Caron Lindsay, said: “Bringing these empty properties back into ...
According to the party's figures 190 private homes in the Scottish Borders Council area have been empty for a minimum of 10 years, with 130 properties in Fife Council also unused in this time. Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson Caron Lindsay said: “Bringing these empty properties back into ...
The B977 between Dyce and Hatton Fintray still remains closed, due to AWPR works, but is expected to re-open by the end of February. Last week an RAC Foundation report showed Aberdeenshire had 63 bridges that were no longer fit for purpose – more than any other council area in Scotland. Sign up to ...
The coalition of charities has produced a map showing the level of poverty in all 32 council areas. Glasgow has the highest level ... John Dickie, director of the Child Poverty Action Group, said: "It is scandalous that across Scotland so many of our children are growing up in poverty. "There can be little doubt ...
Rural Stirling Housing Association is a Registered Social Landlord based in Doune, Perthshire. We own and manage almost 600 properties across the rural north and west Stirling Council area. A copy of the invitation to tender and related documents is available on our website www.rsha.org.uk.
That's getting on for a third of the entire stock of schools across Scotland. So far, in the Stirling council area, the east central hub has delivered just two new primary schools. It turns out that 750 claim is a gross exaggeration. As the deputy first minister, John Swinney, made clear last August, the overall ...

The year-on-year decline in Argyll and Bute was the third steepest of any Scottish local council area, behind only the Western Isles (down 11.3 per cent) and Aberdeen City (down 4.2 per cent). ... The monthly report ranked Argyll and Bute 13th in the list of house prices in Scotland's 32 local authority areas.
A planned shake-up of Scottish schools risks backfiring by increasing workload and bureaucracy while creating a worse education system than the one it ... to head teachers while creating new “collaboratives” that will work across several council areas and be responsible for driving school improvement.
Its plan calls for the erection of the turbines near the burgh of Langholm and the town of Hawick, with 37 of the machines to be located within Scotland's Dumfries and Galloway council area. The remaining 12 turbines will be installed in the Scottish Borders Council area. According to the report, the ...
Scottish Borders Council said no schools would open in its area on Wednesday or Thursday, with 15,000 pupils missing lessons and 26 schools were also shut in Dumfries and Galloway, affecting 4,000 students. In the Highland Council area, nearly 150 schools and nurseries were shut or partially closed, ...
Western Isles Council cancelled all bus services to and from Stornoway from 19:00 due to risk from snow and ice. Across Scotland more than 100 schools and nurseries were closed on Tuesday, with more than 10,000 pupils missing classes. In the Highland council area, the weather affected 13 secondary ...
Burns, who was Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, believes a citizen's "basic income" would "transform life in deprived parts of Scotland". Burns will put the radical plan to the First Minister later this month. His comments come ahead of a citizens' basic income being piloted in the local council areas of ...
Strikes in Scottish schools will be “inevitable” in the coming months unless struggling school staff are rewarded with better pay, the nation's largest teaching ... The spokesman admitted that some council areas had “faced challenges filling vacancies” but pointed out that £88m had been invested in 2017, ...
Glasgow city council has failed in its bid to win the £500 million contract to look after Scotland's asylum seekers. Responsibility for providing accommodation ... She added: “Glasgow is home to more asylum seekers than any other council area outside the London area. The Home Office says it wants more ...
Even the most advanced of these are at a very early stage - mostly currently focused on feasibility studies of how a pilot could be carried out, rather than how a system could be rolled out across a council area or the country as a whole. In general, the pilot schemes would be limited to a specific area, with ...
The fall came despite the two council areas being among nine classed as “challenge authorities” by the Scottish government, meaning they qualify for a larger share of cash set aside to tackle the attainment gap between rich and poor. In Clackmannanshire, where an estimated 27 per cent of children live in ...
But it is in Scotland that four councils face the task of turning basic income from a utopian fantasy to contemporary reality as they build the first pilot schemes in the UK, with the support of a £250,000 grant ... Sunset at Tayport, Fife, one of the council areas involved in the pilot schemes, the first in the UK.
Glasgow has retained its position as having the biggest economy of Scotland's cities, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics found that, last year, the Glasgow City Council area generated more than £20bn of economic output for the first time. The figure of £20.3bn was 3% up on the ...
... across Scotland have surprisingly different tastes in baby names as the most popular choices for 2017 have been revealed. We've looked at the top baby names for boys and girls by council areas, after 'Jack' and 'Olivia' were revealed as the most popular names overall. Find out how your council area ...
The Met Office has a yellow "be aware" warning for ice for Scotland and large parts of the rest of the UK for Thursday through to Friday morning. In the Highlands, snow and ice has already ... Four primary schools and five nurseries in the Highland Council area have closed. Last Thursday's Storm Caroline ...
The public spending watchdog has questioned plans to fund increased nursery provision in Scotland. Audit Scotland said ... "Cosla are pleased that the quality of local authority provision is recognised in this report as is the continual growing of flexible ELC provision within each council area." Conservative ...
“According to the most recent statistics from 2016/17 the condition of our road network remains in the top half of Scottish local council areas,” the spokesman added. Across Tayside and Fife, councils reduced spending on education by 1%, whereas spending on looked after children and social care ...
Glasgow is losing more to fixed-odds betting terminals than any other council area in the country, according to research. The machines, dubbed the crack cocaine of gambling, are costing Scotland's largest city £27 million a year in lost money, health expenses and job problems associated with addiction to ...
The public spending watchdog has questioned plans to fund increased nursery provision in Scotland. Audit Scotland said in a ... "Cosla are pleased that the quality of local authority provision is recognised in this report as is the continual growing of flexible ELC provision within each council area." Conservative education ...
One of the most ambitious road infrastructure projects in Scotland, indeed the UK, was stopped at a red light – held up in court while other major projects in ... Roads will also be safer because the volume of traffic will lessen in the Aberdeen City Council area, air pollution in the city will also be reduced and ...
Trust officials say the move will bring Angus into line with other arms-length leisure and culture bodies in many Scottish council areas, improve efficiency and develop greater opportunity. The controversial change has been delayed two weeks until the end of this month, but is understood to have already ...
RALEIGH -- The Department of Public Safety is awarding contracts to five organizations to establish new reentry councils in Onslow, Jones, Guilford, Pamlico, Craven, Forsyth and Cumberland counties to help people released from prison transition back into their communities and to help communities ...
Last year, when the figures were published for the first time, there were considerable differences between performance levels in different council areas. Andrea Bradley, assistant secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland teaching union, said the CfE level data was not suitable for school by school ...
Glasgow is the lowest of Scotland's 32 council areas with average life expectancy of 73.4 for men and women. ... Tim Ellis, Registrar General for Scotland, said: “ The statistics published today show that every council area of Scotland has seen an increase in life expectancy over the past decade, but there is ...
All council areas have seen an increase in life expectancy since 2004-2006. For Scotland as a whole, life expectancy has increased for male by 2.5 years and for females by 1.6 years. “The statistics published today show that every council area of Scotland has seen an increase in life expectancy over the ...
However, she ignored the MPs' question about why it has not started procuring the phase two contracts. Fergus Ewing, the Rural Economy Minister, has insisted it was “completely untrue” that Scotland is lagging behind. In a series of 32 tweets covering every council area, he said the proportion of premises ...
... provide quality homes for local people but they also provide regeneration opportunities on a number of vacant sites within the council area. ... Stephen Profilli, regional managing director for Lovell in Scotland, said: “We have been working with North Lanarkshire Council for almost 13 years so we are very ...
A pilot scheme for a single card that can be used in any Scottish library has been launched. Five councils are taking part in the scheme, which will be rolled out to the whole of Scotland if successful. One Card aims to encourage greater access to libraries by removing barriers between services and gives ...
Angus roads chiefs recently agreed a plan to bring in a 40mph buffer zone on the approach to the village of Muirhead in their council area, but ...
But the union is welcoming moves to make it easier to share good practice across different council areas. The Scottish government has sought ...
Following the Monklands initiative, other council areas are now ... pleased to be the first local authority in Scotland to roll out this effective proxy ...
Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, would suffer a fall of three per cent or ... Other council areas to lose out badly would be Fife at 3 per cent ...
Aberdeen is not among the 15 council areas where a government-funded play on knife crime will be performed. Up to 12,000 school pupils ...
Scotland okays 60-MW Cairn Duhie wind farm, rejects Crossburns ... turbines, located near Ferness, Nairnshire in the Highland Council area.


 

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