FUNERAL SUPPORT PAYMENT OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

By Democrat reporter A new Scottish benefit has now opened for applications. The Funeral Support Payment is a one-off payment that provides people on low income benefits with a contribution towards to the cost of a funeral. It has replaced the Department for Work and Pensions’ Funeral Expenses Payment in Scotland. The new scheme will … More FUNERAL SUPPORT PAYMENT OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS

ARGYLL AND BUTE LAYS OUT PLANS FOR FUTURE

Proposed Local Development Plan agreed by council By Stef Lach and Aileen MacLellan Planning and development proposals for 2020 to 2030 in Argyll and Bute have been set out in the council’s latest proposed Local Development Plan. Councillors at this week’s meeting of the full council approved the proposed Local Development Plan 2, and it … More ARGYLL AND BUTE LAYS OUT PLANS FOR FUTURE

HEALTH NOTES

A suite of four new theatres, which will revolutionise the future of adult neurosurgery and oral maxillofacial surgery in Glasgow, have been given the green light after the successful commissioning and validation of the mechanical and electrical systems. … More HEALTH NOTES

BUSKERS LINED UP FOR GIG OF THEIR LIVES

Singers Ben Monteith, Rachel Howells and Sara & Junbug of Glasgow will join Aberdeen singer and guitarist Finn Henderson-Palmer, Lothian funk band High Fade and Edinburgh trad musicians Mia Scott and Freya Ruuskanen for the gig of their lives at the City Halls in Glasgow with singer Emeli and the full BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. … More BUSKERS LINED UP FOR GIG OF THEIR LIVES

FREE TRAINING FOR FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

West Clyde Street in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. Picture by Bill Heaney By Democrat reporter Free training is available for local businesses in everything from book keeping to social media and video production. The council’s Business Gateway Service delivers training designed to help businesses start-up and grow. It takes place in locations across Argyll and … More FREE TRAINING FOR FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES