Tag Archives: Scotland

Highland Pupils Walk Out Over Cuts To Pupil Support

Pupil Support Protest in Highlands with sign saying; Education is an investment, not a cost.

School children and parents staged a protest outside The Highland Council headquarters in Inverness on Friday over planned cuts to pupil support for those with additional support needs. The children walked out of lessons to protest the Independent run Highland Council’s three-year “phased approach” to reduce the number of Additional Support Needs teachers (ASNs) and Pupil Support Assistants (PSAs). Highland

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Separate incidents leave women lying on street for hours waiting for an Ambulance in Edinburgh

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) have issued an apology to two woman who were left lying on the street for hours in Edinburgh as they waited on an ambulance. The first woman who suffered a broken collarbone had began to show signs of hypothermia by the time the ambulance did eventually arrive. This occured the same day that an 86-year-old

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Hidden disabilities & the constant judgement

Stories of angry notes being left on cars in disabled bays or people being accosted for using disabled facilities are becoming so frequent you’d be forgiven for skipping past them. It seems we live in a world where it is acceptable for you to be judged on your appearance rather than, you know…. medical professional’s opinions. Hundreds of thousands, if

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DWP downgrades MSP’s ability to help Scots on benefits then tells them; ‘we’re on holiday’

Westminster and Holyrood

In what seems as another snub towards Scottish Welfare Claimants the Department for Work and Pensions – DWP has downgraded the way in which MSP’s from Holyrood can help their constituents. MSP Linda Fabiani is one of the Deputy Presiding Officers in the Scottish Parliament. For those of you not familiar with Scottish Politics, this is the same as the Deputy

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A win for equality as Tesco and Shell agree to improve help for disabled drivers at the pump

Tesco Shell Filling Stations

I can confirm that both Shell and Tesco have confirmed that they are going to work to improve the assistance available to disabled drivers at their petrol stations. A major improvement planned is to ensure that all their filling stations are signed up to the FuelService Scheme

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Coul Links personal attack on me shows their true colours. But there’s more…

I recently wrote an article for The Orkney News on how planning was granted for the Coul Links Golf Course Development at Embo, in the North of Scotland against planning officials advice. Little did I realise that the Coul Links Twitter account would come after me.

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