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News App and RSS update

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Important update to customers of the News App and RSS feeds.

Votes for 16s approved

Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Parliament passes referendum franchise Bill.

Lobbying Transparency

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government to bring forward legislation.

FOI scrutiny extended

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Order laid in Scottish Parliament

Queen's speech

Wed, 08 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

FitzPatrick says UK Government ‘failing to deliver for Scotland’.

500 days to the referendum

Sun, 05 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Sturgeon outlines positive case for independence

Scottish landfill tax to tackle illegal dumping

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Landfill tax (Scotland) bill introduced

New post for health chief

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Derek Feeley to join Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Prime Minister out of touch with Scotland

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Only independence will rid Scotland of Trident.

Scotland decides on 18 September 2014

Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Historic vote on nation’s future confirmed

Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2011-12

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Local Government Financial Statistics 2011-12.

Scotland’s place in European union

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Sturgeon calls on UK Government to work together to present precise scenario.

Council Tax frozen for sixth year in row

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Households across Scotland to benefit.

The transition to an independent Scotland

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Independence Day proposed for March 2016.

New independent adviser appointed

Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT

James Hamilton joins Lord Fraser of Carmylie and Dame Elish Angiolini as independent adviser.

Government accepts all Electoral Commission recommendations

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

DFM calls on UK to also accept Electoral Commission rulings.

FOI scrutiny extended

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland's regime most robust in UK.

Decline in MoD personnel in Scotland

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Numbers drop by more than one third in Scotland since 2000.

Revenue Scotland

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Proposals for a Scottish tax system and rules on tax avoidance go out to consultation.

Prevention at heart of public services

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Public bodies to take action now to save resources later.

Independence unity pledge

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Civic Scotland to be invited to join negotiations if yes vote brings powers home.

Freedom of Information

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Amendments to enhance Scotland's FOI regime

Sturgeon call for Unity to protect Clyde shipyards

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government calls on politicians across the Scottish Parliament to stand up for Scotland's shipyards.

DFM writes to MoD about defence review

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government seeks assurances over defence review impact in Scotland.

Referendum question to be tested

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Electoral Commission asked to test ‘Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?’.

Council tax base statistics 2012

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

An official statistics publication for Scotland.

Support for 16 & 17 year olds voting

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Public back proposed question, timing and 'equitable2' campaign funding.

DFM updates Parliament on 'Edinburgh Agreement'

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Government to meet with Electoral Commission later this week to discuss question testing.

Be prepared for severe weather

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Survey supports campaign to encourage Scots to get ready for winter.

Sturgeon and Moore discuss referendum

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Further substantial progress towards agreement.

Digital revolution to spark 15,000 jobs

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Investment to boost employment in cutting edge industries.

2014 referendum

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Talks between Deputy First Minister and Secretary of State for Scotland.

Help for Scotland's poorest under threat

Sun, 16 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Sturgeon hits out against UK welfare reforms.

Programme for Government 2012-13

Tue, 04 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

First Minister pledges to create 'a better Scotland' for future generations.

Scottish Government appointment

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Court Service, Eleanor Emberson is to join the Scottish Government in October.

Response to referendum consultation over 26,000

Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government referendum consultation almost 10-times higher than coalition’s.

Pipe band parade to celebrate Royal Week

Mon, 02 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Cultural spectacular will mark event in Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.

New Scotland Act powers transferred

Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT

New powers for Scottish Parliament fail to keep pace with events.

Government to fly Armed Forces Day flag

Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Minister marks Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh.

Scottish Government marks year of achievements

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Crime down, jobs up and more affordable housing in last 12 months.

Council tax collection statistics 2011-12

Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Member Re-Appointed to Local Government Boundary Commission

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Reappointment of the Deputy Chair to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland.

England accepts water talks

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

UK Government to discuss how Scotland's water resources might help southern England.

British-Irish Council to meet in Scotland.

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland will host Council for the third time.

Joint Exchequer Committee - 18th June

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Agreed communique for publication on Scottish Government and UK Government website

Anti-nuclear report welcomed

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Report on the steps needed to remove nuclear weapons from Scotland.

New Chair for national community planning group

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Mackay names Pat Watters as Chair of new national group.

Lessons to be learned from Local Government Elections

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Local Government Minister supports review

Urban communities could be given right to buy land

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Increased powers for local communities considered for new bill.

Freedom of Information legislation to be strengthened

Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

More information to be made public earlier under proposed changes.

Commemorative Garden will honour Queen's Jubilee

Wed, 30 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

FM also announces donation to Veterans Scotland to mark 60 year reign.

New relationship with Glasgow

Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Ministers affirm commitment to partnership with Glasgow City Council.

Scottish Government backs harbour project for Shetland

Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

FM announces £10m boost to planned decommissioning 'centre of excellence'.

Response to referendum consultation

Fri, 11 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Response to Scottish Government consultation 7 - times higher than coalition's.

Queen's speech

Wed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT

"Should have prioritised boosting growth and employment" - Bruce Crawford

Scotland Bill completes parliamentary stages

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government looks forward to debate on nation's future for 2014 referendum.

Council tax support to be protected

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government and COSLA agree programme to help vulnerable.

Pensions reforms imposed without consultation

Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Urgent clarity needed on age link.

Consultation on Scotland's referendum

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government confirms just 3.5 per cent of responses given anonymously – none will be included in independent analysis.

E-counting put to the test

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Minister and spokespeople attend e-counting demonstration.

Scotland Bill nears completion

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Scotland Bill a missed opportunity and it fails to keep pace with events.

Referendum consultation reaches halfway

Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Government urges Scots to have their say in how historic vote is run.

Budget for jobs call

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Dundee seminar follows £21.7 million investment in young people.

Ambitious vision for public services unveiled

Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Agreement marks key milestone in Scotland’s public sector reform.

Creating strong, vibrant communities

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Minister stresses importance of relationship with local government.

Referendum consultation in eBook format

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Now available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle.

First Minister meets UK Prime Minister

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

PM urged to detail proposal ahead of vote on Scotland's future.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Board Members re-appointed.

Budget proposals

Sat, 04 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Finance Secretary meets opposition parties on budget proposals.

Councillors' pay frozen

Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Local Authority Remuneration Committee Review to be revisited next year.

Council Tax freeze continues

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Agreement in principle to 2012-13 settlement.

Scotland's Third Sector

Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Improving access to public sector contracts.

Scotland Bill Committee’s report

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Government responds to report.

National Performance Framework

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Framework updated to better measure progress towards achievement of Government’s purpose.

Local Government settlement

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Allocation of more than £34 billion to councils.

Severe weather update

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Advice on school closures, drivers warned to avoid travel.

Storm update

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Take care and heed advice from police and travel authorities - Deputy First Minister.

Eastern Qing Tombs

Sun, 04 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

First Minister launches 'digital diplomacy'.

First Minister arrives in China

Sat, 03 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Week long visit begins with address to Caledonian Society in Beijing.

Pension reforms

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

UK Government approach undermines opportunity for agreement - Finance Secretary.

Ministers monitor strike

Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Updates on essential services show disruption minimised.

Autumn Budget statement

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Too little, too late – Finance Secretary.

Inquiry terms of reference published

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Government establishes terms for Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Authorities.

Ministers monitoring strike impact

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Efforts being made to minimise disruption to general public across Scotland.

First Minister visit to China

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Mission to boost government, cultural and business links.

Letter to UK Chancellor

Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Finance Secretary challenges claims about inward investment to Scotland.

Digital Participation Charter

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Public, private, academic and third sectors sign up to deliver Scotland’s digital future.

Goals for GovCamp

Mon, 07 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT

GovCamp is opportunity for all of Scotland to focus on digital future.

Public attitudes survey

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT

How the Scottish Government is viewed by the public and its stakeholders.

Improving support for suppliers

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Business organisations back supplier service.

Scottish Water

Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Chair reappointed.

Union-Government relations

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

‘Job creation is key priority for both’ – First Minister.

Efficiency targets beaten

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Savings of £2.2 billion reinvested in Scotland's public services.

Post Office allocations

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Scottish Post Offices get support through £1 million diversification fund.

Edinburgh trams

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Ministers to oversee final delivery of the project.

Scottish labour market strengthens

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

UK Government needs Plan B for Scotland’s recovery.

Programme for Government

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

FM outlines priorities for 2011-12 & pledges Opportunity for All initiative for young people.

Private-public partnership for Moray

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Government endorsement for charter on economic diversification.

Tribunal appointment

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

President of Additional Support Needs Tribunal for Scotland appointment announced.

Risk Management Authority

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT

Appointment of a new psychologist member.