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Scotland ready to welcome Afghan refugees fleeing Taliban

Scotland stands ready do everything it can to support refugees from Afghanistan as the Taliban seizes control and the country sinks into chaos.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland is willing to accept refugees fleeing the country and has urged the UK government to step up in offering support.Desperate scenes at Kabul airport have been broadcast showing people trying to...

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Brexit is the biggest threat to Scotland's further education

Yesterday, the Scottish Government released new figures highlighting that the number of Scottish domiciled students that have been offered a place at a university in Scotland is at a record high. Indeed, this year, the figure has risen 10% to 31,070. Furthermore, UCAS data has suggested that the number of acceptances from the 20% most deprived areas in Scotland...

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How Scotland's foreign policy could help shape the world

Establishing its own foreign policy will be one of the most important tasks facing an independent Scotland after a Yes vote. Discussions are already taking place on what that foreign policy would look like.Now Scotland’s foreign policy footprint will be debated later this month at the Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought, a socially distanced event at Traquair...

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BiS survey confirms widespread food shortages

Almost 90% of those who responded to a recent Believe in Scotland survey have noticed more empty shelves in shops and supermarkets.A total of 89.3% had noticed shortages, compared to 6% who had noticed no difference and 4.7% who were unsure.When asked about the shortage of lorry drivers, 93.3% thought that Brexit was most to blame for the situation. Just...

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Scotland celebrates role as marine power pioneer

SCOTLAND’S reputation as a pioneer in the development of marine power was given a boost today as a tidal-powered turbine hailed as the most powerful in the world started to generate electricity.It's yet another example of how Scotland’s abundant green energy resources give it the potential to prosper as an independent country.Here are five things you need to know about...

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UK Government abandons the vulnerable and fails to set up pandemic recovery

For over a year now, countries across the world have faced the greatest health crisis in living memory. As a result, governments worldwide have introduced a number of extraordinary measures, including business closures, social distancing, and travel bans. However, alongside these public health interventions, has come increased social support. Therefore, this article sets out to analyse the type of support...

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Scotland challenges inequality, while UK falls behind

Deprivation is a useful measure to identify areas of the country that are experiencing significant disadvantage. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) uses statistics on income, employment, health, education, access to services, crime and housing to calculate the level of deprivation across all regions of Scotland. Last year, levels of deprivation fell in Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and City of...

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Three new voices add to support for indyref2

The backlash against Boris Johnson's refusal to recognise the support for a second independence referendum is growing. Even those who do not support independence are increasingly speaking out against any Tory bid to block the vote. Here are three voices who recently added their support to the arguments in favour of holding indyref2.1: Michael Sharpe, former Labour Party general secretaryMichael...

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