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    Thousands of workers in Scotland were paid less than minimum wage over the last year, according to Citizens Advice Scotland. Figures show employers on average owed £6,500 of unpaid debt to underpaid workers. Citizens Advice Scotland issued 43 thousand pieces of employment advice over the last year, making it the third biggest issue for Scotland: […]

    A charity, created in memory of a teacher who died at Dunblane Primary School, has announced funding for 11 projects across Scotland. The Gwen Mayor Trust gives money to schemes supporting the arts, culture or sport in Scottish primary schools. Recent initiatives include a music project in Orkney, and a Scots language scheme in South […]

    Nearly 80% of doctors say their work is having a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing. Research by BMA Scotland also found nearly half don’t get sufficient breaks at work. It’s calling on the government to tackle the level of pressure NHS doctors are under. More than 800 doctors and training doctors responded to […]

    Nearly 80 percent of shop workers say working on Boxing Day ruins the festive period. A study by the trade union Usdaw also found 97 percent want stores to be closed the day after Christmas. It’s calling on retailers to keep stores open with staff who genuinely want to be there. Paddy Lillis – Usdaw General Secretary […]

    Zetland Park in Grangemouth is set to receive £100,000 in funding. Falkirk Council and sportscotland will both invest £50,000, to develop and build a “pump” bicycle track adjacent to the current play area. The pump track’s designed to allow cyclists to go around a track using only their own momentum over the rolls and bumps. […]

    A proposal for a flood protection scheme in Tillicoultry has been approved by Clacks Council. It comes after engineers identified the River Devon and two burns running from the Ochil Hills as the sources most likely to flood in the area. The protection plan recommends building a flood wall along the River Devon and raising […]

    NHS Forth Valley is urging people to avoid putting pressure on the Emergency Department over Christmas. They’re recommending patients use local GPs, pharmacy and minor injuries services as alternatives. The Minor Injuries Unit at Stirling Health and Care Village will remain open every day between 9am to 9pm. It can treat adults and children with […]

    There’s been a stark warning issued over the “life-changing” effects of a drink drive conviction. Police will be carrying out extra checks in the Forth Valley over the weekend, with people heading to Christmas parties and work nights out. However, officers say the consequences of getting behind the wheel while under the influence is simply […]

    97% of shopworkers believed stores in Scotland should be closed on Boxing Day. Usdaw say they’re campaigning for their members to get a “well-deserved” breather over the festive period. They interviewed 12,000 shopworkers, with almost all wanting their stores to remain closed on December 26th. Retail staff would also like to see their employers shut […]

    Police are appealing for information after a man with a knife robbed a convenience store in Alloa. The incident happened at around 6pm on Saturday evening. The suspect threatened a worker at the Premier store on Medwyn Place with a knife, and took a sum of cash. He’s described as white, 6 feet tall, and […]