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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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Red-faced for missing green target

“Transport Scotland should lead by example, but instead has failed to meet its own climate change targets,” Continue reading

Climate Change: talks should not delay action

Cathy Peattie has criticised the Scottish government for ‘inexcusable delay’ on measures to cut carbon emissions.
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Curriculum for Excellence faces crisis of confidence and resources

The Scottish Government needs to address the lack of resources and the crisis of confidence in the new Curriculum for Excellence.
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Scottish Government action needed on apprenticeships

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has demanded that the Scottish Government provide more support for apprentices after it was revealed that across Scotland 855 apprentices were made redundant in the past year – including 24 in the Falkirk area. According to Skills Development Scotland, 720 of these – including 19 from the Falkirk area – were in the construction industry.
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Limited respite from Scottish Government

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has condemned the Scottish Government for breaking its promise to carers to provide an additional 10,000 weeks of respite care per year – with the Minister now asking MSPs to try to lobby local authorities on her behalf.
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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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Scottish Government squeeze Forth Valley NHS

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has condemned the Scottish Government for giving the NHS a below inflation spending increase.
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Scottish Government should help Post Offices to diversify

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a Diversification Fund to be set up in Scotland to help post offices improve and diversify during the recession.

Such a fund has already been introduced by the Welsh Assembly and similar support could be provided to the post office network in Scotland.
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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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