6. To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to support older people who live alone. (S4O-03456)
A key fear of many of my constituents, and of older people in general, is the prospect of being stuck in hospital once they have had treatment without access to the right care or rehabilitation services that they need to lead an independent and good-quality life at home. On Tuesday the cabinet secretary said that he hoped to release £100 million during the next two or three years to...
I welcome the debate. I will focus on Edinburgh and the importance of our festivals to our culture and economy. The Edinburgh international festival was established in 1947, in the wake of the second world war. Its founders believed that the festival should “enliven and enrich the cultural life of Europe, Britain and Scotland” and “provide a platform for the flowering of the...
Labour MSP for Lothian
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented Edinburgh Central
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