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Corporate end for Scottish Parliament’s first home

The Scottish Parliament’s first Edinburgh home is to be turned into a conference and marketing centre. Since the Scottish Parliament building in Holyrood was finally finished in the Autumn of 2004 the Assembly Hall on the Mound has stood empty. It is only used for two weeks a year for the Church of Scotland’s general… Read more »

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Twigg: Schools will get more certainty
Twigg promises schools financial security

Schools would get three-year budgets and greater income security, under new plans announced by Education Minister Stephen Twig. The consultation paper has been welcomed by teaching unions, but the Conservatives say the proposals offer only “phoney freedom”. From April 2006 the Government intends all maintained schools to have three-year budgets – linked to pupil numbers… Read more »

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