Opinion: Responsibility levy doesn’t work without alcohol minimum pricing

Colin Borland, Federation of Small Businesses Cast your mind back a few years– when we thought top bankers were masters of the universe and credit...

Why we risk burdening future generations with something far worse than debt

Rosie Robertson, manager of the Bridgeton Community Learning Centre in Glasgow, uses an interesting metaphor to describe her clients and neighbours. “We are,” she says,...

Opinion: Protect smoking prevention from cuts

Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland The spending review has been well trailed, and today’s statement may come as an anti-climax, especially as we have...

Scottish Government should keep free eye tests

By Stuart Crawford We’re pretty good at doing ourselves down, we Scots are, so it’s high time we actually acknowledged one of the things...

Opinion: More support needed for cancer patients at work

Elspeth Atkinson – Macmillan Cancer Support’s director for Scotland Improvements in diagnosis and treatment of cancer mean more people than ever are surviving this awful...

Video: Scottish Food Fortnight launches

It's Scottish Food Fortnight, launched this morning in Dundee by Richard Lochhead, the Rural Affairs Secretary. But what'd the idea behind the event? Will...

Opinion: Community nursing in need of reinvigoration

By Theresa Fyffe, Royal College of Nursing Scotland Most of us think of hospitals when we think of the NHS so it may be a...

Power of partnership in government's primary care plan

For most people in Scotland, the vast majority of contact with health services takes place well away from hospitals. According to the health secretary, Nicola...

'We need to stop unsustainable cost-cutting measures in NHS'

Theresa Fyffe, director of RCN Scotland, sets out what she wants from the new “scrutiny group” which will review proposed job cuts in the...

Will NHS cuts mean efficiency or poorer services?

Back in January, Nicola Sturgeon told The Caledonian Mercury that budget cuts could be good for health services because they help to drive reform. I...