In a letter to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, the President of Scotland’s Catholic Bishops’ Conference has offered to assist the Scottish Government in accepting refugees. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has written in support of the First Minister’s response and "inspired by Pope Francis" to "offer the assistance of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland in any plans that may emerge in the months to come to support and assist the new arrivals to our country"
Scottish CND has hit out at the UK government’s announcement that £500 million will be spent on the nuclear sub base at Faslane. Chancellor George Osborne, in a visit to the Gare Loch facility, said the cash will be spent on upgrading ship lifts, sea walls and jetties and will help secure thousands of jobs. However, anti-nuclear activists say its real purpose is to entrench further the Trident nuclear weapons programme, which is based at Faslane. (Third Force News)
On 10th June 2015 the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing published its report 'A blueprint for Scotland's future' The Commission selected eight types of wellbeing that were potentially relevant to assessing the benefits of good housing - home, community, employment, income, health, education and environmental sustainability.
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