Month: October 2019

BIG INCREASE IN FUNDING TO SUPPORT CARE EXPERIENCED YOUNG PEOPLE

Young people in Falkirk district who live in, or have been in, the care system will benefit from £312,000 of funding this academic year to support their educational attainment. The Scottish Government has announced that the Care Experienced Children and…

MATHESON VOWS TO KEEP TACKLING ALCOHOL HARM

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has vowed to help tackle the impact of harmful alcohol consumption after meeting members of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK. There are an estimated 3,705 alcohol-related deaths and 41,161 alcohol-related hospital admissions in Scotland each…

MATHESON WELCOMES POLICY THAT WILL KEEP FALKIRK FRACK-FREE

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government will not allow any fracking to take place in Scotland. Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed on Thursday that no licences will be issued for unconventional oil and…

PARENTS URGED TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN AGAINST FLU

Parents in Falkirk district have been urged to protect their children against flu this winter by ensuring that they are vaccinated. The Scottish Government launched its annual national flu vaccination this week, with a focus on people with health conditions…