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School Funding — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] (4 Mar 2019)

Liz Twist: ...that other Members will indulge me if I talk about the schools in my constituency; I have no doubt that many of them will wish to share experiences from their own schools. Last Friday, I visited Portobello Primary School in Birtley. During my visit, the headteacher and governors of this great community school told me about their concerns about funding pressures. In the last year, they have...

Scottish Parliament: Pow of Inchaffray Drainage Commission (Scotland) Bill (13 Dec 2018)

Andy Wightman: ...(Scotland) Act 2007. Two of the previous private bills dealt with land issues: the National Galleries of Scotland Bill, which authorised use of common good land, and the City of Edinburgh Council (Portobello Park) Bill, which also dealt with common good land. Those bills are reminders that the law on common good is archaic, with its origins going almost as far back as the Pow of...

Scottish Parliament: Access to Medicines (20 Jun 2018)

Miles Briggs: ...passionate campaign. At the meeting, we heard from another of my constituents, who spoke what were the most beautiful and poignant words that I have heard in the Parliament. The mother of two from Portobello said: “In my case the differences of the extra time include better mental health reducing the overwhelming guilt at leaving my gorgeous children at such a young age. Instead I can...

Public Bill Committee: Ivory Bill: Examination of Witnesses (12 Jun 2018)

Charlie Mayhew: To the lay person, it is very difficult. If you walk into a market in Portobello Road or in Hong Kong, it is virtually impossible to tell the difference. It is certainly impossible to tell the age of it, as Will demonstrated with the piece he had.

Scottish Parliament: Celebrating Scotland’s Volunteers (5 Jun 2018)

Iain Gray: ...has worked hard to create the opportunity for wheelchair users to enjoy the beach with their friends and families. It has been so successful that it has now spread up the coast to Port Seton and Portobello. Elaine Smith mentioned volunteers who work in their trade unions to try to improve the lives and working conditions of their fellow workers. I am disappointed that we have all been too...

Minors entering the UK: 1948 to 1971 — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2018)

Simon Hoare: ..., and nor should we seek to rewrite the welcome, or sometimes the lack of it, that the first Windrush generation received. On the posters in the bed and breakfasts in Kensington, Notting Hill and Portobello Road that said, “No Irish, no dogs, no blacks”, the blacks were always at the bottom of the list—dogs were preferred to black people. Other issues included the colour bar and...

Scottish Parliament: Community Right-to-buy Applications (18 Apr 2018)

Roseanna Cunningham: ...of the urban right to buy, I direct them to Action Porty, which made the first urban community right-to-buy application and successfully completed the purchase of a church in Bellfield Street, in Portobello, at the end of 2017. I know that the group has tremendous plans and every intention that they will come to fruition. There is a growing interest from urban communities in the...

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh Waterfront (22 Feb 2018)

Miles Briggs: Does the minister agree that we have an unrealised potential in Edinburgh’s waterfront and that connecting communities from Cramond to Portobello would provide many regenerational, cultural and leisure opportunities? What discussions have ministers had regarding proposals for the development and relocation of the National Galleries of Scotland collection facility in Granton, a project that...

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Saturday 2017 (29 Nov 2017)

Ash Denham: ...of me not to highlight some of the fantastic work that is going on in my constituency. As I mentioned, Edinburgh Eastern has seen many businesses grow over the past seven years in places such as Portobello High Street and promenade and through a number of developments that are happening through the Craigmillar regeneration project. There is no short supply of businesses to experience, but...

Scottish Parliament: Garbh Allt Community Initiative (3 Oct 2017)

Ash Denham: ..., a community buyout group in my Edinburgh Eastern constituency, Action Porty, also received a grant. The £647,000 Scottish land fund award that Action Porty received enabled it to purchase the Portobello old parish church on Bellfield Street. That made history as the first urban right-to-buy purchase in Scotland, and it allows me to add an urban perspective to the debate. For those who...

New Housing Design (5 Sep 2017)

Emma Dent Coad: ...the Chair] It has been interesting to witness how the debate has moved from design to construction quality. I have a lot of very new builds in my patch, such as Catalyst Housing’s developments in Portobello Square. I actually have more casework from new buildings than from old buildings—collapsed ceilings, collapsed floors, you name it. It is absolutely appalling. Poundbury, I am...

Grenfell Tower (20 Jul 2017)

Sajid Javid: ...that have been made, and I think that is right. We were asked to make it clear that any donations through the co-ordinated response of charities—funds raised by the Evening Standard, the Rugby Portobello Trust and others—would not have an impact on benefits. We have done what was asked of us. We were asked to disregard donations from the point of view of benefits, and we have done...

Scottish Parliament: Charter of Rights for People with Dementia and their Carers (28 Jun 2017)

Maureen Watt: ...with dementia and others who need extra time at the till. Several members have talked about meeting post-diagnostic support needs. Earlier today, I visited St Triduana’s medical practice in Portobello in north-east Edinburgh, where I met staff who will test the value of delivering post-diagnostic support in primary care, which we hope will improve accessibility for people with dementia...

Scottish Parliament: Carers and Social Care (26 Apr 2017)

Aileen Campbell: ...a young carer and to ensure that information is widely available to help young people to self-identify as young carers. That requires a great deal of leadership. For example, when I visited the new Portobello high school in January to mark young carers awareness day, I met young carers and staff from the Edinburgh Young Carers Project, which runs the school awareness-raising campaign....

Scottish Parliament: Budget (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (23 Feb 2017)

Ash Denham: ...cent of Scots will not pay more in income tax. On top of that, an additional tailored rates relief package for 9,500 businesses across Scotland was announced this week. One need look only as far as Portobello in my constituency to see how that action will benefit many restaurants, pubs, hotels and cafes that are the heart of our communities. I know that those businesses will be watching...

Scottish Parliament: Small Business Saturday (1 Dec 2016)

Ash Denham: ...on small businesses by changing mind-sets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round.” I am planning a visit to a popular gift shop called Two Sisters in Portobello, which is a small business in my constituency. I am sure that many MSPs are planning to visit small businesses in their local areas. My interest in and recognition of small businesses and...

Scottish Parliament: Srebrenica Genocide (21st Anniversary) (29 Jun 2016)

Alasdair Allan: .... The Scottish Government is proud to support the work of Remembering Srebrenica. Indeed, I had the immense privilege of launching Remembering Srebrenica’s Scottish education pack in Edinburgh at Portobello high school last November. The lesson pack is a vital tool in helping our children and young people to understand and learn from the genocide at Srebrenica. Today we take a moment to...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rescue Services: Edinburgh (15 Jun 2016)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what coastguard personnel responded to the incident off Portobello beach in Edinburgh in the early hours of 15 May 2016.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Rescue Services: Edinburgh (14 Jun 2016)

Deidre Brock: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the coastguard response time was to the incident off Portobello in Edinburgh in the early hours of 15 May 2016.

Scottish Parliament: Edinburgh South Suburban Railway (3 Feb 2016)

John Scott: ...Railway (ESSR) for passenger use; notes that the previous passenger service ran from Waverley station via Haymarket, Gorgie, Craiglockhart, Morningside, Blackford, Newington, Craigmillar and Portobello stations; acknowledges the development of new and innovative methods of transport in other parts of Europe, such as the hybrid tram-train that has been used in parts of Germany since the...

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