Time to Talk Day 2018


  I’m supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday the 1st of February. Too often, it’s left to people with mental health problems to talk about mental health. It’s treated as a taboo subject – something to only be spoken about in quiet corners. But mental health affects us all, and everyone should feel able […]

Education is Key for Addressing Inequality


  This week we saw a report published by the Social Mobility Commission “State of the Nation 2017: “Social Mobility in Great Britain”. The Commission say Britain is a deeply divided nation. Those divisions take many forms. Class, income, gender, race. In recent years, each has been the subject of much scrutiny. But one form […]

Visit Parliament to See the Prestonpans Tapestry


  I would urge anyone that is interested to come for a visit to the Scottish Parliament to see the Prestonpans Tapestry which is currently on display in the main foyer. The Prestonpans Tapestry tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from exile to victory on the battlefield in 1745 against the Redcoat British […]

Rowley Calls for Independent Review of Mossmorran


  Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Alex Rowley Calls for Independent Review of Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran   Following a weekend of intensified flaring, and an outpouring of thick black smoke, Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Alex Rowley has made calls for an independent review into the workings, processes and current condition of Fife Ethylene Plant […]

Labour – For The Many Not The Few


    On Thursday as I walked from door to door a bit drenched with a group of passionate and motivated Labour supporters I thought fondly of my first memory as a child of politics and elections. I was sitting on the local service bus on a bleak damp night going with my mum to […]

College Management Must Honour the Agreement


  This week I joined with college lecturers in Fife as they undertook another day of action to make the case for college management to honour the deal that was signed more than a year ago. This is not a situation that should be allowed to continue as it is damaging to staff morale and […]

Hidden Dangers in Children’s Rooms


  With almost three quarters of fires in Scotland caused by electricity, Alex Rowley MSP has been discussing some key safety tips with Electrical Safety First. The 21st Century kid has far more electrical ‘gadgets’ than their parents did. But electricity causes over 3,640 fires in Scottish homes  – with more than two thirds arising […]

Alex Rowley Speech to Scottish Labour Conference


  Alex Rowley speech to Scottish Labour conference 26 February 2017 ***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***   Good afternoon and thank you for staying to the end of conference. In terms of conference speeches this is what is known as the dead slot as most people have been talked out, have had enough, and just want to […]

Basic Income – An Idea Whose Time Has Come


  A conference held in Kelty this weekend heard from a number of academics and politicians and debated the merits of introducing a Citizens Basic Income that would see every person receive a basic income. The idea is creating interest across the world and there are pilots running in Finland, India, Canada, Switzerland and Pakistan. […]

Well Done Acrobay Gymnastics Trust


  It was a great pleasure to join with coaches and gymnasts at the weekend to celebrate the new home of Acrobay Gymnastics Trust, a non-profit organisation, now based at their new purpose built gymnastics facility on Primrose Lane, Rosyth. The club has recently transformed the new premises in Rosyth into a state of the […]