As a fitting end to Source, we wanted to introduce an independent community magazine that is presenting news at the hyper-local level – Greater Govanhill magazine.
A new poll has shown that 86% of Scots are in favour of the Scottish Parliament should examine the issue of assisted dying, as there is currently no legislation covering suicide or assisted dying.
Poll Shows Scots are Heavily in Favour of Change to Assisted Dying Legislation
“Decisions made at the G7 summit this weekend will set the agenda for the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, so we want to make sure that the world leaders know that we are watching them closely, and they won’t get away with any more greenwashing.” – Extinction Rebellion
Extinction Rebellion Head to Protest at the G7 Summit
The Scottish Government has put forward a £400,000 grant to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland for its Saving Wildcats project.
Scottish Government Funds Project to Save Wildcats from Extinction
Thousands of asylum seekers have been left without money or access to food for 10 days, as the Home Office transferred to a new contract – many of the new prepaid debit cards either did not arrive, could not be activated, or were without money.
Asylum Seekers Face Further ‘Bureaucratic Violence’ in Aspen Card Scandal
Living Rent are campaigning against the development of the old Tynecastle School in Gorgie/Dalry into purpose built student accommodation, as they argue affordable and social housing are much needed in the area.
Campaigners Fight Further Student Housing in Edinburgh
Amnesty International are calling for journalist Raman Pratasevich, former editor-in-chief of the popular opposition Telegram channel NEXTA, to be released, as Belarusian Government forces a Ryanair flight to land in Minsk.
Human Rights Concerns as Civilian Plane is Diverted to Arrest Journalist
As the majority of Scotland moves out of tier 3, the temporary eviction ban has lifted, and campaigners are anticipating a wave of evictions despite not being clear of the pandemic.
Calls for Eviction Ban to Be Extended as Covid Uncertainty Continues
People using food banks are experiencing extreme poverty, with just £248 on average per month to spend, after housing costs. The Trussell Trust have released their ‘State of Hunger 2021’ report, showing they distributed 2.5 million food parcels in the last year.
Government Should Work to End the Need for Food Banks
The Queen announced in her speech yesterday the UK government’s plans to move forward with the ban on conversion therapy.