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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 Young People Fund, which helps those up to the age of 26, will increase from £8million in 2018-19 to £12million. Falkirk Council’s share of the...

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 year. Meanwhile, 24% of adults across Scotland exceed the chief medical officers’ guidelines of consuming fewer than 14...

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 gas developments north of the Border. The Scottish Government’s final policy position was announced after a comprehensive period of...

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 and children aged two to five. Every year, thousands of children end up in hospital with flu – and even kids who are generally in good...

FORTH VALLEY CHARITY WINS FUNDING FOR 40 E-BIKES

A local charity has been the major beneficiary of the latest round of awards by Transport Scotland’s eBike Grant Fund. Forth Environment Link, which launched Scotland’s biggest electric bike hire scheme at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in the summer, will receive £91,348 to buy 40 e-bikes. It was one of 19 successful applicants from across the country that will share funding worth a total of...

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