Month: October 2012

MSP backs Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist

Michael Matheson MSP has backed a Prostate Cancer UK initiative to help men with prostate cancer receive the best possible care and support regardless of where they live in Scotland. Prostate Cancer UK’s ‘Quality Checklist: Your Standards of Care’ outlines…

MORE FALKIRK BUSINESSES BENEFITTING FROM SMALL BUSINESS BONUS

Newly published statistics show that more businesses than ever before in Falkirk have seen their rates bills abolished or substantially reduced thanks to the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme. Across Scotland, there were 89,087 businesses in receipt of the…

Matheson Welcomes High Hedges Bill

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the launch of SNP colleague Mark McDonald’s High Hedges (Scotland) Bill. The Bill aims to make provision about hedges which interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of domestic properties. Commenting Mr Matheson said: “I…

SALTIRE CARD WILL BE MAJOR STEP FORWARD FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The announcement of plans for a Scotland-wide travel Smart Card has been hailed as a major step forward for public transport in Scotland. The new Saltire Card will allow passengers to pre-load money onto their cards which can then be…