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IN PICTURES: Tam Dalyell memorial service

Figures from across the political spectrum – past and present – came to pay their respects to Tam Dalyell, who was described as a “one-off” and an “extraordinary character”.

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Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

A memorial service will be held at St Michael’s Parish Church on Friday for former Linlithgow and West Lothian MP Tam Dalyell.

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Register now for your election voting right

Register now for your election voting right

West Lothian residents are being urged to make sure they are able to vote in May’s local government elections.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP.

MSP pledges to fight Trump

South Queensferry’s MSP has urged the UK Government to rescind its controversial invitation to US President Donald Trump, accusing him of representing “the biggest threat to humanity since the Second World War”.

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Picture: John Devlin

Politicians lock horns over budget

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald has attacked his unionist political opponents for “failing” – as he sees it – to support a Scottish Government budget that will bring important investment to the area.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Books of Condolence open up for Tam Dalyell

Books of Condolence open up for Tam Dalyell

A book of condolence has been opened up in the town in tribute to former Linlithgow MP and Father of the House of Commons Tam Dalyell, who passed away last Thursday aged 84.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Council calls for ‘full and fair’ budget

Council calls for ‘full and fair’ budget

West Lothian Council has demanded the Scottish Government provide a “full and fair” budget settlement to protect public services in the county.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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