Stirling MSP, Bruce Crawford, and the Convener of the Public Safety Committee, Councillor Maureen Bennison, have hailed the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill passing at Holyrood by 118 votes to 1 last week.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford attended the official launch of a new book on the Cowie miners’ strikes in the 1980’s at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum on Friday.
A total of 45 schools in the Stirling area are to receive £1,483,440 in Pupil Equity Funding – to help close the attainment gap in schools between the richest and poorest backgrounds.
Over £148 million has been granted to hard-up households since 2013 through the Scottish Welfare Fund, according to latest Scottish Government figures – including £2,297,397 in the Stirling area.
The latest stats show that 275,000 households have benefited from the Scottish Welfare Fund – which provides Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants – with over one-third of those helped being families with children.
Stirling Council will receive an extra £2,818,000 funding under the revised budget proposals unveiled by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay.
The budget boost comes as the Scottish Government confirmed that all local authorities will receive an above-inflation increase in resource funding.
Three pilot services were introduced in December 2017 as a response to consultation responses in rural areas.
New economic impact analysis by the Scottish Government has confirmed that the best way to protect the local economy and household incomes in the Stirling Constituency is through Scotland remaining in the Single Market and Customs Union.
Stirling’s Council Leader, Scott Farmer, has welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to doubling the available funding for city deals at the recent Draft Budget announcement last month.
As we move on towards the end of another year as ever here at Stirling SNP it is time to reflect on the year that was.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has welcomed the Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2018/19 announced by Derek MacKay last week.