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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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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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Orkney

Inclusions and exclusions as Visitor Levy Bill passes stage 2

Which visitors to Orkney should be paying a locally administered tax for staying here and ...

By The Orkney News

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The visitor levy as leverage – views from Leith

The Edinburgh Reporter interviewed Edinburgh Council Leader Cllr Cammy Day last month as elected representatives ...

By Broughton Spurtle

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Wales inspired by Scottish free bus pass scheme – but how successful has it been?

Waiting in Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station a crowd of fellow young people are next to ...

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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Students urged to check their loan statements to avoid unpleasant surprise

In some cases, former students have found the amount of money they owe to the ...

By Hans J Marter, Shetland News

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£1million boost for red squirrel conservation

Over £1m in new funding has been announced to aid red squirrel conservation efforts in ...

By The Lochside Press

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‘More than a shop’: taking a sustainable approach to childrenswear

The popularity of sustainable shopping has surged in recent years, with the second-hand clothing market ...

By Anna MacQueen, Greater Govanhill

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Scottish Water Promises Sewage Without Bits

Scottish Water plans to upgrade 51 combined sewage outfalls (CSOs) along the Water of Leith. ...

By Broughton Spurtle

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Climate Change in Orkney: Power of – and from – the Sea

The islands of Orkney are home to some of the finest archaeological sites in the ...

By Fiona Grahame, Orkney News

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Trash to treasure - eco warriors

Trash to Treasure Eco-Warriors

Armed with bin bags and litter pickers, a group of young people with additional support ...

By Caroline Finn

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