CHALLENGE SCHOOLS FACE CUTS TO FUNDING

  By Democrat reporter Dumbarton constituency MSP, Jackie Baillie, has called for immediate action as new figures reveal that schools in West Dunbartonshire have faced significant funding cuts despite the local authority being a designated ‘challenge authority’. The £750 million Attainment Scotland Fund is a targeted initiative focused on supporting pupils in the local authorities … More CHALLENGE SCHOOLS FACE CUTS TO FUNDING

MEDIA GAGGING BY PUBLIC BODIES IS ANTI-DEMOCRATIC

TWO of 20 public bodies – Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA) and Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) …. public sector bodies have urged MSPs to weaken freedom of information law by increasing charges, widening exemptions and relaxing deadlines. West Dunbartonshire Chief Executive Joyce White and her communications managers, Malcolm Bennie and Amanda … More MEDIA GAGGING BY PUBLIC BODIES IS ANTI-DEMOCRATIC