Sport and Active Living budget doubles to £100m Driving up participation levels of women and girls will be an important part of a £100 million push which doubles Scotland’s sport and active living budget by the end of the current Parliament. Preparations are also underway for a Scottish sport mediaRead More →

Mitigations to be extended. Existing COVID-19 safety mitigations in schools are to remain for now, following advice from senior clinicians. Pupils will continue to be required to wear face coverings in secondary school classrooms as they begin to return from the October break. Secondary-aged pupils, and staff in primary andRead More →

Expert report proposes new measures. Migrant families to Scotland could be better supported by series of changes to UK Government immigration rules, an independent expert group has said. The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Migration and Population has set out 10 proposals to encourage and support families moving to Scotland.Read More →

Families of more than 79,000 children are saving almost £5,000 per child annually, due to the Scottish Government’s expanded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) offer. Since August, all three and four-year-olds and two-year-olds who need it most have been eligible for 1,140 hours of funded ELC. Latest figures from theRead More →

Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has been used to support learners and staff across the country.Read More →

Project to support economic recovery Freelance creative artists and musicians who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit will tutor primary school children across Scotland’s island communities. Up to 50 tutors will work with primary schools to lead cultural workshops on Scotland’s indigenous languages and dialects, music,Read More →

Roll-out of LGBT inclusive education Scotland has become the first country in the world to embed lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusive education across the school curriculum. Focused on promoting equality, reducing bullying and improving the educational experiences of LGBT children and young people, subjects across age groups willRead More →

Extra money for more than 19,400 disabled children and young people. Legislation which will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people to help their families heat their homes this winter has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The legislation extends the eligibility for theRead More →

Around 148,000 children set to benefit. Low income families will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty. Eligible families with children in school will receive payments of £160 per child in October and December. Two Bridging Payments of £100Read More →