Bella Caledonia launches Gaelic and Scots content
Team of Gaelic and Scots experts and campaigners to head up new section
THE Scottish new media website Bella Caledonia has announced that it will publish a new strand of work celebrating Gaelic and Scots language, and culture.
The content will be published in both English and Gaelic, and will explore the world of Scottish poetry, music and visual art.
MSPs: Loneliness must become a public health priority
MSPs call for a more inclusive approach to tackling loneliness
SEVERAL MSPs have requested that loneliness be treated as a public health concern alongside poverty and inadequate housing.
The move follows the release of the Scottish Parliament's equal opportunities committee report , which called for the creation of a national isolation strategy that incorporates loneliness as a public health issue.
Jobseekers tell MSPs of culture of fear and bullying in job centres
Jobseekers tell Scottish parliament how they were reduced to tears and bullied in job centres
MSPs heard personal accounts of the culture of fear and bullying in job centres from people on the Department of Work and Pension's (DWP) welfare-to-work programme.
Former college principal's PS300,000 payment sparks investigation
Investigation launched following controversial payment to former college boss
THE controversial payment of over PS300,000 to a former college principal has prompted an investigation by the Scottish Parliament's audit committee.
The former principal of North Lanarkshire's Coatbridge College John Doyle received a compensation pay package in 2013, before the institution underwent a merging process to become New College Lanarkshire.
Rise report offers alternatives to Scottish Government's national standardised testing
Fresh report highlights concern around proposed standardised testing
RISE, the pro-independence left wing alliance, has launched a report recommending alternatives to the Scottish Government's national standardised testing (NST) model of educational assessment.
Reaction: Politicians, commentators and activists have their say on #Evel
Scotland reacts to the passing of English vote for English laws bill
MANY in Scotland have raised questions around democracy and transparency in the aftermath of the Conservative English votes for English laws (EVEL) proposals.
Tories did not - as they claim - "heavily debate" tax credit cuts prior to the election
Conservatives caught out misleading voters about tax credit cuts
CHANCELLOR George Osborne has maintained that cuts to tax credits were signalled in the run up to the UK General Election, but statements from senior Tory figures prove otherwise.
Addressing the Parliament's treasury, the Chancellor stated that tax credit cuts were "heavily debated" prior to May's General Election.
Pete Wishart MP on Evel: "Scotland is watching this and the mood is darkening"
Evel met with cross-party condemnation as the debate continues in the House of Commons
SNP MP Pete Wishart has told the House of Commons that proposals for English votes for English laws (Evel) are "threadbare", "inept" and "stupid".
Speaking in the debate about the proposed plans to allow for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish MPs to be excluded in supposedly English-only matters, Wishart begun by criticising the House for taking over an hour to allow a Scottish MP to voice their opinion.
Fresh research uncovers sexism faced by Scotland's young women
Report reveals accounts of pressure, sexism and underrepresentation experienced by young women in Scotland
A Status of Young Women in Scotland's (SYWS) report has uncovered the experiences of gender discrimination faced by young women in Scotland.
The report was researched, written and produced entirely by young women themselves, and, according to YWCA Scotland, which commissioned the research, it is the first time that this type of study has been produced in this way.
Meet 'Workie', the DWP's fluffy, multicoloured pension cartoon
The DWP have released a cartoon as part of a pension campaign
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have released their latest scheme to encourage working pension schemes in the form of a child-like cartoon called 'Workie'.
'Workie', the multi-coloured, fluffy cartoon is part of the UK Government's multi-million pound campaign, which aims to "change the country's perception of pensions in the workplace".
The striking cartoon is described as "a striking physical embodiment of the workplace pension". '