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New Chief Scientist in Scotland

February 10, 2012 by

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Lots happening in Scotland this week. Yesterday the Chief Scientist Office announced their new Chief Scientist – Andrew Morris. This is great news alongside the recently appointed Minister for Learning, Science and Scottish languages, Alasdair Allan, but we’re still waiting for the new Chief Scientific Adviser to the government to be announced, this post was […]

Science minister for Scotland

January 17, 2012 by

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Spotted today (hat tip to Fiona Selkirk) that the Scottish government has appointed a junior minister with science as one of his lead responsibilities. Dr Alasdair Allan is now the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages . This is something we have been calling for – it was our top call back in the […]

Can you guess how much the Scots give to charity?

April 18, 2011 by

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A new online donation service, mydonate, launched last week. But in among their launch publicity they did a survey which found some rather nice facts about Scottish giving to charities and medical research causes in particular. I can’t spot the details of the survey online but you might be interested to check it out. Scots dished out […]

Scottish ministers committed to Scotland’s “world class medical research”

March 30, 2011 by

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Scotland is voting on 5 May and ahead of that, medical research charities and networks funding and doing medical research in Scotland have got together to get science on their agenda. We have joined forces to make five policy calls on MSPs, getting medical research and science on their agendas ahead of the elections. Our […]

Grilling MSPs on science

March 22, 2011 by

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Scotland is heading towards a general election on 5 May. Ahead of this, the Royal Society of Chemistry organised a big science question time debate, grilling a panel of MSPs from each party on their science policies. Bristow Muldoon, the Soottish Parliamentary Liason Officer for the Royal Society of Chemistry and Head of Policy for […]

The Lords questioning government over science cuts this morning

December 22, 2010 by

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There was a short question on science funding in the Lords this morning which gave all the expert science peers a chance to raise concerns over Monday’s announcements on how the science budget is being distributed. Unfortunately the minister was not saying much more and not answering any of the specifics. Still it was a […]

Scotland’s spending plans for science

November 18, 2010 by

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The Scottish government announced their draft budget for 2011-12 yesterday. They said very nice things about the value of medical research to Scotland and the good news is that the Scottish Funding Council’s research budget will be protected in cash terms and the healthcare research budget – which includes the Chief Scientist Office and NHS […]