Author Archives: Claudia

World Earth Hour

Saturday (25th of March) from 8:30-9:30pm, is World Earth Hour. On this day people from around the world will switch off their lights to show that they are committed to change. An hour may not seem much but it will … Continue reading

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Britain remains an open and tolerant nation

My thoughts are with those affected by the dreadful events, and I thank the police and emergency services for their bravery. After the horrible attack outside Westminster this week, our message to terrorists must be that Britain remains an open and … Continue reading

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The Dogs Trust

I recently attended an event in Parliament hosted by the Dogs Trust. The announcement by the Scottish Government on the use of electric pulse, sonic and spray collars being prohibited was widely discussed. The Scottish Government has announced that instead … Continue reading

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Marie Curie – Daffodil Appeal

Please support “make every daffodil count” this March for Marie Curie the terminal illness charity. The Great Daffodil Appeal is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign and they are asking people to simply give a donation and wear a Marie … Continue reading

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Together we’re stronger

Scottish Labour  believe we are stronger together.  My party will vote against a second independence referendum. We are divided enough – we will fight for a stronger Scotland inside a reformed UK, with jobs and opportunities for all. If you agree, sign … Continue reading

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Free safety device could help keep vulnerable people gas safe in their own home.

The locking cooker device is a valve that can be turned off by carers and family members to stop the cooker being used unsupervised. This means that in some cases vulnerable people are able to continue to use their gas cooker … Continue reading

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Climate Change Plan – Key Recommendations

I sit on the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, and we have been one of the four committees scrutinising the draft Climate Change Plan. Here are some of the key points the committee have highlighted: ·        The Scottish … Continue reading

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Children and alcohol adverts

More must be done to reduce children’s exposure to alcohol brands and advertising. Alcohol Focus Scotland was asked to facilitate an expert group on alcohol advertising and in the Virtual Expert Network’s recent report Promoting Good Health; Reducing the impact … Continue reading

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Registration to resuscitation

You can save lives by making sure your community register where your Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) can be found. A PAD is a vital piece of equipment used in the early minutes following a cardiac arrest before the ambulance arrives. … Continue reading

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Apprenticeship week

As you may already know this week marks Scottish Apprenticeship week. Every year in March, Skill Development Scotland, along with a number of other organisations use this week to highlight the benefits that come from having an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships offer … Continue reading

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