Author Archives: Claudia

No illegal dredging in our Marine Protected Areas

Last week scallop divers on the west coast of Scotland uncovered evidence of illegal dredge fishing in a designated Special Area of Conservation. This illegal dredging has provoked not only a dramatic setback for the seabed in the Firth of … Continue reading

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Leonard Cheshire Scotland reveals number of 15-minute care visits commissioned by Scottish Councils

      Leonard Cheshire Disability Scotland has said. “Over 5,000 Scots are being subjected to the degrading practice of flying visits often referred to as ‘time and task’. At least 5,182 people received personal care visits of 15 minutes or … Continue reading

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Unrest Documentary and ME

  The Award winning and emotionally heart breaking documentary Unrest was recently part of a Parliamentary reception aiming to increase awareness of ME in the Parliament. As I was asked to attend this event by a number of constituents across … Continue reading

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Show the love for our environment

I am so pleased to support the #ShowTheLove campaign with RSPB Scotland and Stop Climate Chaos Scotland. So many things that we hold dear will be affected by a changing climate, and I pledge to continue to protect these landscapes, … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament debates Bus services

The parliament recently held a debate on Bus services. I am dismayed at the announcement that First Glasgow have increased fares for under 16’s by 40% and over 16’s by 16%. This recent fare hike is a result of the … Continue reading

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Budget fails to stop austerity

Last week’s budget announced by the Scottish Government does not do enough to stop Tory austerity and fails to tackle poverty. We know that Local Government budgets need £545 million to stand still yet the proposals passed only deliver £159 … Continue reading

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Borders Buses New Bus App

Borders buses recently launched their new mobile app which allows customers to buy tickets and track bus journeys with the tap of a button. The app hosts a wide range of functions from tracking live bus times, buying tickets, planning journeys, … Continue reading

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Culloden Battlefield

I recently met with some of the Culloden Battlefield protesters outside the parliament along with Rhoda Grant MSP A 16 unit housing development is being proposed at Viewhill, just 400 meters from the Battlefield Enclosure. The development was opposed by Highland … Continue reading

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100 years of women’s suffrage

Today in 1918 the Representation of the People Act granted women over the age of 30 the right to vote. 10 years later universal suffrage was achieved. This was a tremendous mile stone for women but the need to continue … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day 2018

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Today (4 February 2018), marks World Cancer Day.  A day to unite in the fight against cancer. Cancer is the biggest killer worldwide but researchers … Continue reading

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