Month: September 2015

MSP URGES LOCAL FOOTBALL FANS TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has urged football fans of Falkirk, Stenhousemuir and East Stirlingshire as well as Dunipace and Camelon Juniors to make their voices heard in how the game is run by responding to the Scottish Government’s new…

MICHAEL MATHESON CALLS ON RETAILERS TO BACK LOCAL FARMERS

MSP for Falkirk West Michael Matheson has today backed the Scottish Government’s calls for retailers to support local farmers during difficult economic times by sourcing Scottish products. The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Richard…

Matheson welcomes fairer approach to disability and carer benefits

The rule that penalises families whose disabled children are in hospital will be abolished as part of a fairer approach to social security in Scotland. Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced the Scottish Government will scrap the “84-day rule”.…