Author Archives: Claudia

Un]Trapped: Changing Our Understanding of Domestic Abuse

[Un]Trapped: Changing Our Understanding of Domestic Abuse Responding to Coercive Control in Scotland Today Friday 1st December 2017.  10am – 4pm COSLA Offices, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH  As deputy Convenor of the Cross Party Group for Men’s Violence … Continue reading

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Tearfund – Virtuous Circle Report

Tearfund is an organisation that works tirelessly to help communities around the world escape the very worst effects of poverty and disaster. The same people are facing both of these troubles and Tearfund have great ideas as to how they … Continue reading

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Ministerial Statement – Greenhouse Gas

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment Climate Change and Land Reform recently gave a report to the parliament on Scotland’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. Meeting our 2015 greenhouse gas emissions target was welcome progress towards a zero-carbon Scotland, but if we … Continue reading

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COP23 – on the way to a positive outcome?

Over the last fortnight, leaders from around the globe have gathered in Bonn, Germany, to negotiate the next steps for global climate action. In 2015, the 21st of these meetings – the UN Conference of Parties called COP21 – was … Continue reading

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Respect for Shopworkers Week

This week is Respect for Shopworkers week. A week that highlights the violence and abuse faced by Shopworkers. ‘Freedom From Fear’ is a campaign by USDAW and is incredibly important to the lives of its members.  Its primary aims are … Continue reading

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Confidence in Breastfeeding

Mothers from Coatbridge Breastfeeding Group have made a series of videos to help new mums become confident about breastfeeding. From ‘what to wear’ to ‘what you need’. Some great advice and encouragement from mums. Mumshelp.aspx  

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Bield closures

South Lanarkshire Council and the Scottish Government has responded to my enquiries about the Bield closure with assurances that the care of the 12 residents currently in Biggar is a priority, and that their needs will continue to be met … Continue reading

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Carluke bus fire

This morning a Carluke High School bus went on fire and fortunately it has been reported that no one was hurt in this terrifying incident. Cllr Catherine McClymont, representative of many of the pupils coming from Forth that morning, and … Continue reading

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WASPI event – Hamilton

        WASPI Glasgow & Lanarkshire Group WASPI are holding an event on November 14th 5:30-7pm at the Hamilton County Buildings This event aims to raise awareness of the difficulties women face as a result of the changes … Continue reading

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Positive about dyslexia

I am delighted to be supporting Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017. As someone on the Dyslexia Spectrum I understand how much it can affect everyday life. I was fortunate to be able to attend the awareness campaign and exhibition in the Scottish Parliament this week. Dyslexia … Continue reading

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