Month: January 2013

RECORD DROP IN YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT WELCOMED BY FALKIRK WEST MSP

The MSP for Falkirk West Michael Matheson has welcomed a record annual drop in youth unemployment in Scotland. Youth unemployment has fallen by 23,000 over the year from September to November with the rate decreasing by 4.8 percentage points to…

NEW FREE NUMBER FOR NHS 24

People in Scotland will no longer be charged for calling NHS 24 after April 2014 when the existing number will be replaced by 111. The current cost to call NHS 24 from a BT landline is the price of a…

MATHESON WELCOMES EXTENDED VISITING HOURS AT FORTH VALLEY ROYAL

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed news that family and friends will be able to visit loved ones at hospital times which are convenient to them. The pilot will see five health boards including Forth Valley, extended visiting hours…

Matheson welcomes £1million to preserve memory of Scotland’s war dead

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the news that the Scottish Government is to provide additional funding for Scotland’s war memorials in readiness for the anniversary of the First World War through a new fund being made available to…