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Good News for Local Papers

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has welcomed a Scottish Government climbdown on its proposal to allow local councils to put public notices solely online.
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Threat to Local Newspapers

New rules for Council adverts will damage local newspapers, says Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie.

“The Scottish Government is consulting on plans to allow local authorities to advertise public notices online. Favouring online advertising over notices in local newspapers will take vital revenue away from an industry which is already facing significant challenges.

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Needed: Urgent Housing Action

Cathy joins the housing lobby at Holyrood

Cathy joins the housing lobby at Holyrood

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie joined Housing workers and tenants groups to launch a campaign for a massive house building programme in the council and housing authority sector.

“The campaign is seeking a significant increase in house building in Scotland, and there are two very good reasons why there has never been a better time to do so,” Cathy said.

“First, we need at least 10,000 extra affordable homes in Scotland.

“Second, with thousands of construction workers idle, this would be a very efficient way in which to re-inflate the economy, through a public sector housing investment programme.

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