Scotland will miss out on EU funding to help support our most vulnerable people as a result of needless opposition from the Westminster Government.

At a time when Westminster is inflicting cuts that are hitting the poorest hardest across Scotland, the UK Government’s posturing at EU level has led them to oppose vital funding to provide those in need with food, clothing and other essentials.

The number of staff working in the NHS in Scotland has increased by over six per cent under the current Government, according to new figures.

Statistics released today by ISD Scotland show that the NHS has 135,016.3 whole time equivalent (WTE) members of staff, an increase of 6.3 per cent, or 7,954.4 WTE staff since September 2006.

The number of people experiencing long waits for A&E treatment has dramatically reduced since last winter, according to new statistics.

Figures released by ISD Scotland today (Tuesday) show that the number of people attending A&E who were seen and treated within four hours was 93.5 per cent for December 2013, which has increased from 90.3 per cent in December 2012.

There will be a Pride House in Glasgow for the duration of the XX Commonwealth Games, the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sports Shona Robison has announced.

The Scottish Government is providing almost £25,000 to support Pride House during Games time which will be situated in Albion Street in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced today (Monday, February 24).

Among the 26,000 individual wills are 2,584 from the Gordon Highlanders, including those of Privates Alexander Craig and John Wood from Portlethen, just two of about 9,500 men who died during the conflict.