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Forging the Path: the rise of Black migrant women entrepreneurs in Scotland

The UK Government’s most recent laws on migration, such as the Illegal Immigration Act 2023 ...

By Ana Dutra Tagliati

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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 struggle of migrant mothers: escaping abuse and confronting international abduction charges

Every year, thousands of immigrant mothers suffer violence from their partners, resulting in them running ...

By Ana Dutra Tagliati, Migrant Women Press

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‘Relentless, embarrassing & cruel’: Report highlights social isolation faced by young women in Highlands

It is 5:35pm on a warm spring evening in Inverness and, as a 16-year-old, I ...

By Anna MacQueen, The Scottish Beacon

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Edinburgh Council denies services for children with additional support needs are being cut

The Edinburgh Reporter has been told that many applications for Enhanced Support Base (ESB) placements ...

By Phyllis Stephen, The Edinburgh Reporter

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Edinburgh becomes first local authority in Scotland to enforce pavement parking ban

Following new Holyrood legislation, Edinburgh has become the first local authority in Scotland to enforce ...

By Spurtle

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Bank closures in Islay create concerns in community of being left behind

The recently announced impending closure of the Shore Street, Bowmore branch of the Bank of ...

By The Ileach

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Shetland Women's Aid

Island victims of domestic abuse disadvantaged by justice system

The island-specific obstacles for victims of domestic abuse in finding access to appropriate legal representation ...

By Hans Marter, Shetland 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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Culturally Sensitive Support: Sahara’s Response to Domestic Violence

“I felt I had the label of being a Muslim, someone who wears the hijab, ...

By Samar Jamal

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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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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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