Stemming the Plastic Tide


  It has been said that by 2050, the amount of plastic in the ocean will outweigh the fish. Let that sink in a second. It is shocking to think that we as humans can treat our planet this way. Following the final episode of the recent documentary series “Blue Planet II”, the spotlight has been […]

Poor Rail Services Raised in Parliament


  Fife MSP Alex Rowley has questioned the Scottish Government on what they are doing to address the poor rail services within Fife on the Fife circle route highlighting the practice of trains skipping stations to make up time and the lack of adequate carriages in peak times as unacceptable. Speaking in Parliament Mr Rowley […]

World Cancer Day 2018


  Cancer Research UK have been in touch with all MSPs to provide the following briefing ahead of World Cancer Day. A motion has been raised in the Scottish Parliament and a debate will be taking place. The debate will take place on Thursday 1st February following First Minister’s Questions. World Cancer Day – February […]

Social Isolation & Loneliness


Do not let it be said in years to come that the Scottish Parliament was brilliant at policy and strategy but a complete failure when it came to delivering. The SNP have become so arrogant in power they do not think anyone has the right to question them. If we are going to tackle the […]

Will You Be Celebrating Burns Night?


Haggis. Neeps. Tatties. Scottish cuisine at its finest. And synonymous with this time of year as we approach Burns Night. Across Scotland, and indeed across the world, there will be Burns Suppers taking place in a whole variety of settings. From grand banquets with pipers and poetry to a humble haggis supper from the chip […]

Blacklisting of Workers is Not Acceptable


  “Blacklisting is still going on in Scotland and we need a full public inquiry to get to the bottom of this destructive practice that wrecks lives and victimises workers for seeking to do the right thing”. That was the message from Neil Findlay MSP this week as union members came to the Scottish Parliament […]

An End to Fracking in Scotland


  I was pleased to join with campaigners from Scotland Against Fracking, the Broad Alliance, WWF Scotland and Friends of the Earth Scotland outside the Scottish Parliament today calling for support from the Parliament to end fracking in Scotland. I supported the Government motion which due to a Labour amendment effectively bans fracking from taking […]