It’s the beginning of Scotland’s ‘Demystifying Death’ Week, and the charity Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief have established a Death Club, as part of a movement to demystify death.
This year, the 70th anniversary of the year of the UN Refugee Convention, refugees have been given the right to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary elections for the first time.
This Election Sees Refugees Given Right to Vote For the First Time
A new report by ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ has revealed the extent of the investment by Scottish organisations into companies producing nuclear weapons.
Scotland Still Investing in Nuclear Weapons, Despite Ban.
ScotRail Losses Bolster Campaign to Bring Railways into Public Ownership.
With 4 in 10 children in single parent families living in poverty, the Scottish government has a way to go to meet its child poverty targets.
Child Poverty Targets “Destined for Failure” Without More Employability Support for Carers.
IPPR Scotland have produced a report calling on the Scottish government to reform council tax, re-evaluating house values and billing 0.75% of a home’s value.
Council Tax Reform: Who Should Pay for Covid Recovery?
Campaigners are calling for Scotland’s political parties to include a 4-day working week in their manifestos for the upcoming election, with 70% of Scots in favour.
Could a 4-day week be a Holyrood pledge?
After a year of a public health crisis, does the Scottish government need to invest more in holistic, ‘joined-up’ healthcare, and initiatives such as social prescribing – connecting people to non-medical forms of support and community engagement.
Social Prescriptions as Investment for Scottish Healthcare
Five years ago Scotland extended the Community Right to Buy to urban areas, and extended the funding from the Scottish Land Fund to community bodies in cities and towns.
5 Years of the Community Empowerment Act: What Has it Done For Our Urban Communities?
A year on from the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, STUC (Scottish Trades Union Congress) surveyed over 3000 workers on their experiences and their hopes and fears for the future of work.