Tag: Scottish Government

New Enviroment Minister

In a surprise Scottish Government cabinet reshuffle earlier this week, Paul Whitehouse MSP has been named as the new Minister for Environment and Climate Change. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/People/14944/Scottish-Cabinet/Paul-Wheelhouse-MSP Congratulation go to Mr Whitehouse on his new appointment. We look forward to meeting the new Minister. Technorati Tags: Minister for Environment,Paul Whitehouse,Scottish Government

FRM – Fife Council Committee

At the November 2010 Enterprise, Environment & Transportation Committee meeting of Fife Council, a report on the Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 and its implications for Fife Council was submitted by the Head of Transportation Services for consideration by councillors. FFAG has a previously blog post about this meeting. John A Thomson, Chairman of

Speak Up for Rural Scotland

Speak Up for Rural Scotland is a consultation document from the Scottish Government containing advice provided by the Rural Development Council. Certainly worth a read over and follow-up for people who feel passionate about rural living. Technorati Tags: Scottish Government, Speak Up for Rural Scotland

Happy Birthday

Freuchie Flood Action Group would like to wish the Scottish Flood Forum a Happy Birthday. It is hard to believe a year has passed since Paul Hendy invited us along to the launch of the Scottish Flood Forum. The Scottish Government has resourced an important and worthwhile project for the hard hit flood victims of

Minister Comments on Flooding

Nearly missed an important Scottish Government press release issued on the 2nd November 2009 following the devastating floods throughout Scotland on the 1st November 2009. 02/11/2009 Commenting on the floods that have hit parts of Scotland over the past 24 hours, Environment Minister Roseanna Cunningham said: "Once again we have seen the misery and destruction

Flood Bill to be Strengthened

The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 debate occurred yesterday in the Scottish Parliament with all party support. A video of the debate is available on the Scottish Parliament website, but be warned it last for about two hours! Likewise, a transcript of the debate is available from TheyWorkForYou.com. The debate was opened by

Good News on Flood Insurance

Some good news for the flood survivors of Freuchie, and other areas of Fife and Scotland affected by flooding, came yesterday when the Scottish Government and the insurance industry reached a joint agreement that will give homes and businesses greater protection. The Scottish Government and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have agreed to work

Courier Reports on Scottish Flood Forum Launch

The Courier has today reported on the launch of the Scottish Flood Forum by Mike Russell MSP, Minister for the Environment and attended by members of Freuchie Flood Action Group on Monday. However, unlike so many other media outlets that simply regurgitated the press release put out by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Flood