Scottish Government to consult on new laws to tackle hate against women and sexual harassment

The public is to be asked about proposed new laws to criminalise hateful behaviour towards women. It comes after a panel of experts found Scotland needed legislation to tackle misogyny to protect women from abuse. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC’s report found hate of women is “so deeply rooted in our patriarchal ecosystem” that it “requires […]

Stewart Milne announces retirement as he sells off house building business

Property magnate Stewart Milne has announced he is selling his house building business after 50 years, as he prepares to retire.  The 71-year-old, who was chairman of Aberdeen Football Club for more than 20 years, announced the move on Thursday and said the decision was made after “considerable soul searching” following the coronavirus pandemic.  He […]

Plea for night buses to be included in free travel scheme for under 22s

Free bus travel for young people should be expanded to include night buses, the Liberal Democrats have said. Liberal Democrat MSP Willie Rennie has challenged the Scottish Government to provide local authorities with the funding to make this happen, after an Edinburgh University student raised concerns with him. Mary Kennedy complained that excluding late night […]