International Rescue rebuff

The problems experienced by International Rescue Corp as they attempted to provide help in Japan have been raised in the Scottish Parliament by Cathy Peattie MSP, in whose Falkirk East constituency the IRC are based.
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Earth Hour

Cathy Peattie MSP is backing the Earth Hour initiative and urging constituents, local businesses and organisations to sign up to the big switch off on Saturday 26 March.
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Freight Grants fail to meet demand

After slashing the freight facilities grant from £7.4m, the £2m available for new projects has been massively oversubscribed.
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U-turn needed on fuel duty and VAT

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a U-turn on fuel duty and VAT.
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There is a better way

Cathy Peattie has called for support for the STUC campaign “There is a better way”
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First Minister agrees to meet Ineos workers

Cornered at First Minister’s Questions about a letter that he had not answered, Alex Salmond has agreed to meet the Ineos workforce at Grangemouth.
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Friends of Kinneil

The work of the Friends of Kinneil has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament at Ministers’ question time.
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Cathy calls for local children’s project to continue

Cathy Peattie has called on the Scottish Government to continue to fund the CEDAR project which is being piloted in Forth Valley, Fife and Edinburgh.
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Celebration of James Watt anniversary gathers steam

A Scottish Parliamentary motion in praise of the Scots inventor James Watt – who carried out the development of the steam engine at Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – has gained cross-party support.
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Rail freight cuts: setback for Grangemouth station

Scottish Government proposals to cut rail freight grants are bad news for those campaigning for a Grangemouth rail station, says Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie.
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