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With 50 days to go until the referendum in September, 50 Yes-supporting mums have signed an open letter outlining why Scotland must back independence.
 
They are calling for a Yes vote to ‘create a fairer and better society’ and for fellow mums to back the full powers only offered with independence, as the best way to put an end to the ‘humanitarian crisis’ of food banks in many of Scotland’s towns and cities.

There is a clear contrast between Westminster’s "gung-ho" approach to Fracking, and the evidence-based, consensual approach being pursued by the Scottish Government, the SNP has said.

The claim followed an announcement from Westminster of fracking licenses for vast swathes of the central belt, despite having failed to consult the Scottish Government.

William McIvanney, one of Scotland's most celebrated literary talents, and top English comedian Frank Skinner, have each voiced their support for a Yes vote in September's independence referendum.

McIvanney, most famous for his novels Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch and Walking Wounded,  says it's time for Scotland "to come out of history's deep-freeze and explore who we really are."

Hot on the heels of Scotland’s biggest LGBT event, Pride Glasgow’s Chief Executive has given his backing for a Yes vote in September.
 
Alastair Smith played a significant role in ensuring that last weekend’s event had a turnout of more than 7,000 people and he thinks the prospect of a written constitution that enshrines LGBT rights is 'appealing'.

Glasgow is set to be a key centre for bio-medical science as the new facilities under construction at the Southern General Hospital are helping to draw in investment to the city.

While the hospital – whose near £1 billion construction was funded by the Scottish Government – is scheduled for completion next year, the cutting edge laboratory facilities that form part of the project are already complete.

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