Reading Time: 2 minutes This blog sets out what campaign recess and dissolution mean for SPICe.
Month: March 2021
One year of COVID-19 in Scotland – key milestones
Reading Time: 3 minutes It is one year since the first positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Scotland. This blog looks at the key milestones of the last
Coronavirus and the Big C – Cancer and COVID-19 in Scotland
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at how cancer detection and care has been affected by COVID-19 in Scotland.
Out of the blue: Is blue carbon the next frontier for climate change mitigation in Scotland?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog explains the current understanding of carbon captured and stored in Scotland’s coastal and marine environment, known as ‘blue carbon’. It also outlines known threats to blue carbon stores and explores opportunities for embedding blue carbon in Scotland’s climate change policy.
Steps toward tackling racism at college and university
Reading Time: 4 minutes Last week resources to support conversations about race in colleges and universities were launched by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) in partnership with equality and
European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill – Stage 3 update
Reading Time: 5 minutes The European Charter of Local Self-Government (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, a Member’s Bill introduced by Andy Wightman MSP, aims to incorporate the European Charter of Local
Caledonian MacTrain – The nationalisation of ScotRail
Reading Time: 4 minutes Background to the announcement that ScotRail services will be provided by a public sector operator from March 2022.
The governance and oversight of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement – What role for the devolved institutions?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement includes a governance structure to oversee its operation. This blog examines the likelihood of Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament involvement in the governance of the Agreement and why involvement could be important.
Working to uphold the rights of EU citizens post Brexit
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog by the Independent Monitoring Authority seeks to set out how it operates and to inform MSPs and their staff about how they can work with the IMA to ensure citizens’ rights are upheld.
A Noble Quest: Understanding devolved competence after Brexit
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog explains some of the complexities of understanding devolved competence post-Brexit. It covers new legislation and frameworks that affect the interpretation of devolved competence.