Author: Andrew

NEW BOWEL SCREENING TEST BOOSTS UPTAKE AMONG MEN

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed news that the number of men being tested for bowel cancer is at its highest ever level in Scotland. NHS statistics show 61.6% of men invited to take part in home screening returned…

MATHESON CONGRATULATES PUPILS AND TEACHERS ON SQA RESULTS

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has congratulated local pupils and teachers on this year’s SQA results. The Scotland-wide pass rate for National 5 increased by 0.7 percentage points to 78.2%, with a 4.4% increase in passes for English and a…

ANTI-POVERTY PAYMENT SET TO BENEFIT 12,300 CHILDREN IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

An estimated 12,300 children from 7,400 families across Falkirk district are expected to benefit from the Scottish Child Payment, it has been revealed. The Scottish Government’s groundbreaking anti-poverty measure will be introduced for children under six by early 2021, before…

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMMES GO FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

More than 28,000 people in Scotland started apprenticeships last year, including nearly 1000 in Falkirk district, as the number of apprentices benefiting from work-based learning increased for the eighth year in a row. The latest figures from Skills Development Scotland…