Sunday , 8 December 2019

Tag Archives: Inverness

Named person: A “Snoopers’ Charter” or child protection?

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  The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is due to come into force in August this year, and will require every young person under 18 to have a “named person” who will be a single point of contact for the young person or their parents. The act will require each local authority and health authority to provide a ...

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Highlands celebrate LGBT History Month

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  A successful event was held in the Highlands last week to mark LGBT History month – and another will be staged tomorrow. The Highland LGBT Writers’ Group, which has received funding from LGBT Youth Scotland to commemorate LGBT History Month, has facilitated both events and hopes to host similar cultural and historic attractions in future years. Last Saturday (20th ...

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A Queer year in the Highlands

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  2015 has been an excellent year in the Highlands, with the main community group achieving great things and with various other cultural initiatives taking place. The vast area, dispersed population and poor transport links have not inhibited us but, on the contrary, have inspired groups and individuals to look at different ways of working. The Highland LGBT Forum has ...

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Church of Scotland same-sex marriage vote set for narrow victory

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  A vote on the acceptance of ministers in same-sex marriages is set to win the support of a narrow majority of the Church of Scotland’s presbyteries. The Kirk’s 45 presbyteries have been voting on whether to allow individual congregations to appoint clergy in same-sex marriages and, with only two results to come in, 25 have voted for the Church’s ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Ross County reach out to LGBT group

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  Scottish Premiership club Ross County is seeking to help tackle homophobia by reaching out to local LGBT people. County, currently sitting fourth in the league, take on bottom placed Partick Thistle at Victoria Park tomorrow – and have invited members of a local LGBT youth group at attend. The club hopes that, by reaching out to Pillar –  an ...

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Shortage of doctors results in unnecessary distress for trans people

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  A shortage of doctors qualified in helping people to transition is potentially leading to increased mental and physical ill-health, The Herald has reported. Statistics have revealed that several hundred Scots are waiting for up to a year for treatment due to a chronic shortage of specialised medical staff. The inevitable results of delays in receiving treatment are increased levels ...

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STUC to receive £100,000 to implement fair work practices

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  The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) will receive £100,000 to implement recommendations on progressive workplace practices, as part of the formal response to the Working Together review. The announcement was made in Inverness by Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, as part of the Scottish Government’s formal response to the Working Together review. The Cabinet Secretary has ...

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LGBTI Commonwealth People – An exhibition review

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  During the Commonwealth Games, which conclude today, Glasgow has been the focus of interest within the sporting world – as it fully deserves to be. The games have not only provided entertainment for the hundreds of thousands of spectators, but have also served to put the spotlight on the Commonwealth. While the principal emphasis has been on sporting achievement, ...

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