Local management of the Vale of Leven Hospital’s out-of-hours service has moved a step closer after a visit by the Scottish Government’s health minister. MSP Jackie Baillie joined Jeane Freeman, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, at the hospital in Alexandria, where they discussed the extensive closures of the out-of-hours service. The MSPs were […]
MSP Jackie Baillie will today meet the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to ask for local control of the Vale of Leven Hospital’s out-of-hours service. The Vale has suffered the worst level of closures of any out of hours’ service in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, with 50 closures between December […]
A covered car park topped with a new ‘village green’ is being considered for the centre of Kilcreggan. The project is still in its early stages but a group of community councillors have enlisted support from MSPs, as well as a senior official from Scottish Enterprise. A shortage of parking in the village has caused complaints […]
Local GPs should arrange out-of-hours cover at the Vale of Leven Hospital, MSP Jackie Baillie has said. Patients in the area have expressed concerns that the service has been closed on more than 40 occasions already this year, following more than 80 closures in 2018, making the Vale of Leven Out-of-Hours service the most closed […]
By Bill Heaney Dumbarton and Lomond MSP Jackie Baillie has been a busy woman in the Scottish Parliament this week. The MSP called on the Scottish Government to fill the £22 million gap in EU funding, highlighting the fact that millions of pounds of European funding could be withdrawn from voluntary organisations and local authorities. […]
Others are more sceptical than Mr Miller, however. Now that the national press and media have at last taken an interest in one of the most important environmental stories on Loch Lomondside for many years, they will be turning up in large numbers at the meeting in the White Church on Monday, June 24, at 7pm. As former councillor and SNP old hand Iain Robertson told Cllr Jonathan McColl on twitter, this story could run longer than Brexit.
A cross-party group of Scottish politicians has called on the Scottish Parliament to end its investment in fossil fuels.
Health Board ignores requests from locals for appointments at the Vale By Democrat reporter Jackie Baillie MSP has urged NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to ensure that patients who live in the Vale of Leven hospital catchment area are granted their requests to be seen at the hospital. The calls have come as one constituent […]
Concerns over the Lomond Banks development at Balloch were raised by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament last week. Maurice Corry asked about impact on the environment and Jackie Baillie questioned the use of public funds, asking for the plan to be ‘called in’ by the Scottish government. The £30m tourism plans by Flamingo Land and […]
I had never thought about Willie Rennie in a fuchsia twin-set, blue-rinse perm and diamante-studded glasses and I had hoped to keep it that way. Then, at First Minister’s Questions, the Lib Dem leader had to bring up the SNP’s efforts to revive Indyref 2 off the back of the Euro elections. ‘Nicola Sturgeon’s election […]
There is something intrinsically wrong with charging old people money to pick them up off the floor when they fall.
It’s even worse when you look upon elderly or disabled people as a soft touch from whom you can screw even more money to bolster your public service budget which is stretched because of your own ineptitude.
The Scottish Government is running scared at the upsurge in support for the campaign to halt Flamingo Land’s planned move to Loch Lomondside. This was clear at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday when Labour MSP Jackie Baillie raised what she called “her constituents’ concerns about the proposal to build a holiday park at West Riverside in Balloch”.
The Scottish Government has been urged to help get the Waverley sailing again. The iconic paddle steamer will not sail at all this year, after the devastating news that it needs a new boiler – with an estimated cost of £2m. And yesterday Dumbarton constituency MSP Jackie Baillie raised a question with the Scottish Government […]
I was wondering if any of PS Waverley’s loyal supporters will be free over the next few months to come along to help clean and organise our paddle steamer for her coming lay up. This is mainly housekeeping tasks, but other tasks are also available! The ship is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 0830 […]
A report from the German newspaper, Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, shows that the problems that Scots are facing in their train services are also being experienced by their German counterparts.