‘Scotland is not immune from hatred’: Research shows ‘persistent’ levels of discrimination against black and ethnic minority Scots
New findings from the University of Edinburgh suggest that over a third of black and ethnic minority people in Scotland have experienced discrimination over the past two years
Exclusive: Scottish Labour candidate embroiled in sexism row ditched by party executive
Labour hopeful Asim Khan has been blocked from standing as the party's candidate in Glasgow South West
A WOULD-BE Labour candidate once branded as “untruthful” by a judge has been barred from standing for selection by the Scottish party's ruling executive following a bitter row over alleged sexism.
Lawyer Asim Khan was accused of a failure to protect a woman who was awarded damages after being harassed and victimised by the chief of the now-defunct Roshni organisation.
Edinburgh anti-racist campaigners stand up to Islamophobia
Protest planned by Stand Up to Racism Edinburgh in response to ‘Punish a Muslim’ hate campaign
A DEMONSTRATION against the notorious ‘Punish a Muslim’ hate campaign will be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening, echoing similar anti-racist events taking place across the UK.
The protest, convened as part of ‘Stand Up To Islamophobia Day’, has been organised by the campaign group Stand Up to Racism Edinburgh, and will be held at the Mound at 5.30pm.
Tory MSP explains tweet singling out Muslim MSPs in call for condemnation of ‘anti-Semitism’
Jackson Carlaw has faced criticism for asking Scotland’s Muslim MSPs to condemn efforts to block pro-Israeli groups from anti-racism march
SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE MSP Jackson Carlaw has come under fire after singling out SNP MSP Humza Yousaf and Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in a call for condemnation of reports that pro-Israeli groups were blocked from a Glasgow Stand Up to Racism on Saturday.
NHS Scotland workforce reaches record high
Number of professionals working in NHS Scotland has increased by almost 1,000 in the past year
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has announced that NHS Scotland’s workforce has reached a record high of more than 140,000 whole time equivalent (WTE) staff.
Omar Afzal: Why Scottish attitudes towards Muslims are not as progressive as the country often thinks
Muslim Council of Scotland head of comms Omar Afzal calls for action to tackle discrimination against BME communities in Scotland
AT the recent launch of a cross party group for tackling racism and Islamophobia, Anas Sarwar MSP spoke about experiencing prejudice and hate throughout his life and in particular, his recent Scottish Labour leadership campaign.
Richard Leonard elected as new leader of Scottish Labour
Former GMB official Richard Leonard succeeds Kezia Dugdale in Scottish Labour leadership
AN ALLY OF UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been overwhelmingly elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour.
Richard Leonard was elected with 52 per cent of Scottish Labour party members in a leadership contest against the centrist candidate Anas Sarwar.