Ian Duncan, the Conservative MEP for Scotland, has raised fresh concerns that Hill and Sheep farmers will not receive payments on time, as a result of the ongoing crisis in the Scottish Government's £180m IT system.
Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan, and Alex Johnstone MSP, today visited the Guide Dogs Scotland training centre in Forfar, to highlight a recent study into access rights for guide dog users across the EU.
EDF has today announced that Torness would be operational until 2030 at the earliest. The facility employs more than 700 people, mainly based in East Lothian and produces enough power for two million homes, a quarter of Scotland's energy requirement.
A major UK initiative to help detect missing children is being backed by Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan, who said it could also assist the 1 million youngsters who go missing across Europe each year.
Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan today reacted to the announcement by Scottish Government Rural Affairs Minister Richard Lochhead that the Scottish Government would make £20m available in the form of loans to help farmers awaiting their basic payments.
The Scottish Government Named Person scheme will shortly come in to effect in Scotland with full statutory powers implemented in August 2016. Even before those full powers have come in to force, it is already having a negative effect on family life.