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Unlock the shackles to unleash our potential

A visitor levy could raise millions, if only Scottish ministers would grant the city the freedom to implement one, says Alison Johnstone.


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Premature babies: Johnstone leads debate on extended leave

Alison Johnstone MSP, Health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, will today (21 Dec) lead a Holyrood debate on extending maternity and paternity leave and expenses for parents of premature babies.


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A welcoming capital

It is a good time of year to reflect on help needed by families cut adrift from their homeland, argues Melanie Main.


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Politics, Parliament and Power: Andy Wightman delivers annual Stephen Maxwell lecture

In December 2016, Lothian Green MSP Andy Wightman delivered the annual lecture in honour of the radical thinker and activist Stephen Maxwell who died in 2012. Andy’s theme was deepening and enriching our local democracy.


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Tackling child poverty in the Capital

The poorest children need to benefit from Edinburgh’s successes, argues Dr Dan Heap.


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Serving Edinburgh’s deaf community

The council has come to the right decision in commissioning services for deaf people, says Gavin Corbett.