The former Scottish National Investment Bank chief executive has released a statement explaining why she abruptly quit the job. Throughout the week, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes and Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon faced questions about why Eilidh Mactaggart left office. During Prime Minister’s Questions, Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross (below) claimedRead More →

Thirty-seven Scottish businesses have secured a place in a national energy efficiency contract that will help Scottish councils and housing associations achieve their net zero ambitions. The Scotland Excel Energy Efficiency Entrepreneur Framework has been set up to help councils and housing associations reduce carbon emissions, tackle energy poverty andRead More →

Professor Gordon Stobart of University College London suggested that exams were not the most effective way to assess students who would leave school at 16 and expressed concern about the “sheer volume” of exams. tests in Scottish schools. Professor Stobart, who wrote a report for the Organization for Economic Co-operationRead More →

A tactical investment in Scotland’s port infrastructure designed to support the rapidly growing international offshore wind industry could deliver tens of billions of pounds in economic benefits to the country over the coming decades, an independent government-backed report has calculated. The Strategic Investment Assessment (SIA), led by Professor Jim McDonald,Read More →

The body representing Scotland’s 32 local authorities has slammed the government’s plans to create a new National Care Service (NCS), saying it could mean “the end of anything other than central control in Scotland”. The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla) on Monday launched the attack on the Edinburgh government’sRead More →

The Scottish renewable energy industry has thanked Holyrood Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, who lost his seat in parliamentary elections last week. The chief executive of the Scottish Renewables trade body, Claire Mack, said Wheelhouse had demonstrated a “deep understanding” of the renewable energy industry throughout his tenure as Minister ofRead More →