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The Visitor Levy: How it works in other cities

The Scots love a holiday, with around 70 percent of Scotland’s population going on at ...

By Anna MacQueen, Scottish Beacon

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Concerns over Edinburgh Council’s decision to stop childcare funding for families outside of the city

Christine Grahame, MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale constituency, has joined with seven other ...

By Luke Jackson, Midlothian View

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The preferred ‘option 4A’ for Kilcreggan Harbour

£9.6m Kilcreggan Harbour plan rejected by almost 75 percent

£9.6m plans for ‘Kilcreggan Harbour’ were rejected by nearly three-quarters of the people who took ...

By Julian Calvert, Lochside Press

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Visitor levy passes Stage 1 in Scottish Parliament but cruise ships not included

A bill which would give Scotland’s local authorities powers to charge a visitor level, or ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Rural & island communities facing a housing crisis

Rural and island communities are facing a housing crisis with second/multiple home ownership, holiday lets ...

By Fiona Grahame, The Orkney News

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Chief Constable Jo Farrell – issued apology over error of judgement and now subject of a grievance lodged by one of her own executive management team

Chief Constable under pressure as senior Police Scotland colleague lodges grievance

Police Scotland is in turmoil after it emerged a grievance has been lodged against recently ...

By Stephen Rafferty, The Edinburgh Reporter

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SIC political leader Emma Macdonald. Photo: Shetland News

Shetland Island Council warns of workforce challenge as 10% of jobs remain vacant

SHETLAND Islands Council (SIC) is warning of its workforce challenges and the need to potentially ...

By Chris Cope, Shetland News

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Faslane on the Gareloch, seen from the Peaton Hill

The Secret Seven – a few things that public servants in Argyll and Bute kept private in 2023

The start of year is always a time for lists, so as 2024 begins, we’re ...

By The Lochside Press

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The Scottish Parliament

Tough Times’ as Robison Delivers Her First Draft Scottish Budget

The Scottish Government has published its Draft Budget for 2024 – 25 with “funding targeted ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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Council Convener Rejects Palestine Ceasefire Motion

IS DISCUSSING a motion that calls for a permanent ceasefire in the war between Hamas ...

By Hans J Marter

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Campaign to reopen Edinburgh’s Radical Road

Campaigners have begun an urgent petition calling on Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to reopen Edinburgh’s ...

By The Edinburgh Reporter

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The town of Forres

Forres given share of £1.5m fund for town centre regeneration

Forres is to get a share of £1,500,000 funding allocated for town centre regeneration and ...

By Marc Hindley, Forres Local

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