Category: Press Releases

JOHNSON’S BREXIT DEAL WOULD LEAVE FALKIRK RESIDENTS £1,600 WORSE OFF

Boris Johnson’s proposed Brexit deal would leave people in Falkirk district the equivalent of £1,600 per person worse off by 2030, analysis by the Scottish Government has found. The 27-page assessment, which was published this week, showed Scotland’s gross domestic…

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…