Press Releases

BABY BOXES TO BE OFFERED TO ALL NEWBORNS

All Falkirk bairns born from August 15 will be offered a baby box packed with essential items for a child’s first weeks and months. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that the scheme is being rolled…

SHARP FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT WELCOMED

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed news of a sharp fall in unemployment in Scotland over the past year. The Labour Market Statistics for January to March 2017 show the unemployment rate has dropped from 6.1% a year ago…

MSP CHAMPIONS UNITED NATIONS’ GLOBAL GOALS

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has pledged his support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals during an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament. The Scotland, Malawi and the Global Goals event, which was organised by the Scotland Malawi Partnership, aimed…

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP FOR SOCIAL SECURITY PANELS

Michael Matheson MSP has called on people in Falkirk district to help shape Scotland’s new social security system by signing up to the Scottish Government’s Experience Panels. At least 2000 people with personal experience of the current social security system…