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Scottish Parliament Year in Review – and What’s in Store for 2017?

It has been quite a year in politics. May’s Scottish Parliament elections already feel like they are from another, calmer era. Since then we’ve had Brexit, a new PM and Trump. What then can we say about the past year in Scottish politics and what does it mean for the year ahead? By Ross Laird, Director, Grayling Scotland Public Affairs. Continue reading “Scottish Parliament Year in Review – and What’s in Store for 2017?”
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Powering Scotland into the future

50% of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity energy needs will be met by renewables by 2030 under plans published by the Scottish Government, writes Matthew Revett from Grayling Scotland Public Affairs. A new energy strategy was published this week hot on the tails of the Scottish Government’s climate change plan. Both documents taken together outline how Scotland will continue its journey towards a low carbon … Continue reading Powering Scotland into the future

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Scottish Government starts its Brexit negotiations with Westminster

Nicola Sturgeon has today outlined the Scottish Government’s proposals for Scotland’s Brexit settlement, in a paper titled ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’. These proposals set out the foundations for Scotland’s own negotiations with Westminster, writes David Johnstone from Grayling Scotland Public Affairs. Continue reading Scottish Government starts its Brexit negotiations with Westminster

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Will Derek Mackay’s First Scottish Budget Deliver the Goods?

Few Scottish budgets have been more keenly anticipated than this one, writes David Johnstone, from Grayling Public Affairs. Continue reading “Will Derek Mackay’s First Scottish Budget Deliver the Goods?”
GLEN COE, SCOTLAND - MARCH 24:  A European Union flag and Saltire flag blow in the wind near to Glen Coe on March 24, 2014 in Glen Coe, Scotland. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18, 2014.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Can Scotland do a Brexit deal?

The Scottish Government is limited in what it can do but Nicola Sturgeon is playing a canny game, writes Ross Laird, Director of Public Affairs at Grayling Scotland. Continue reading “Can Scotland do a Brexit deal?”