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Alison Johnstone MSP

Health strains

Getting social care right is vital for improved hospital experiences, argues Alison Johnstone. It was revealed earlier this month that the percentage of people…

Alison Johnstone MSP

Feeling the heat

The Australian bushfires cast a critical light on fossil fuel obsessions in the UK, says Alison Johnstone. The bushfires in Australia have been a…

Cllr Gavin Corbett

Tactical voting

The 2019 general election should put to bed fruitless arguments about “vote-splitting” says Gavin Corbett. Of the many dispiriting things about the UK election…

Alison Johnstone MSP

A gift of hope

Christmas is time for hope, says Alison Johnstone. Amid all the glittering lights and parties, the festive period can be pretty stressful. This year,…

Alison Johnstone MSP

Dental health for all

Alison Johnstone calls for more action to improve dental health in the most disadvantaged areas. The National Dental Inspection Programme report published last week…

Alison Johnstone MSP

Plastic seas

Edinburgh can lead the way in reversing the rising tide in plastic says Alison Johnstone. This September, I once again took part in the…

Cllr Gavin Corbett

Of Archimedes Screws

An exciting new renewable energy project at Edinburgh’s Saughton Park nods to the past and signposts the future, says Gavin Corbett It was one…

Cllr Gavin Corbett

A sporting chance for all

Gavin Corbett welcomes commitment to improve the condition of sports pitches in the capital but argues that more needs done to increase pitch availability…

Alison Johnstone MSP

Managing weeds

It’s time to get out of spraying weeds with herbicides, argues Alison Johnstone. Edinburgh City Council has just completed consultation on its Low Emission…