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  1. Improving our Understanding of Child Poverty in Rural and Island Scotland

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  2. Healthcare science national delivery plan 2015 to 2020: final report

    The first Scottish Healthcare Science National Delivery Plan 2015 to 2020 "Driving Improvement, Delivering Results" was published in May 2015. The final report informs the key achievements and future priorities for the Healthcare Science profession in Scotland.

  3. Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation: phase 1 report - routine data analysis - implementation and delivery

    The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting in Scotland. This is the final report of four that provides findings about the implementation and delivery of the pathway as part of the national evaluation of Health Visiting.

  4. Women in Scottish fisheries: literature review

    Findings from a review of research literature, case studies and examples of good practice from Scotland and beyond, alongside existing government strategies, to provide insights into challenges and opportunities presented for women in Scottish fishing.

  5. Rehabilitation and recovery: a person-centred approach

    This paper presents the Once for Scotland approach to rehabilitation in a post-COVID era that is based on six principles of good rehabilitation. It aims to support individuals to live well with long-term conditions and ensure they can access rehabilitation that is personalised and outcome-focused.

  6. Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23: general guidance notes

    General guidance notes for prospective applicants to the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23, including information on who can apply and how to apply.

  7. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation - easy read

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  8. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  9. Coronavirus (COVID-19) higher education, further education and community learning and development: wider harms

    This paper considers the indirect, wider harms of the pandemic on students, learners and staff within the Further Education, Higher Education and Community Learning and Development sectors from the perspective of stakeholders and drawing on the findings or relevant reports relating to these sectors.

  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children's Issues - children, schools, early learning and childcare settings - evidence summary

    Summary report of the evidence on children, schools, early learning and childcare settings and transmission from COVID-19.

  11. Information Governance review: executive summary

    The Information Governance (IG) Review report, of which this is the executive summary, describes the current information governance (IG) landscape across health and care in Scotland, and make a series of evidenced-based recommendations for the improvement of Information Governance.

  12. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  13. Sharing knowledge and innovation to tackle climate change

    Projects awarded funding in most recent round of Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund.

  14. Funding for Precision Medicine research

    Four projects to look at improving the targeting of serious illness treatments.

  15. Public attitudes to coronavirus: November update

    This report presents findings from polling work, conducted between March and August 2021, on public attitudes to the coronavirus pandemic in Scotland.

  16. Tertiary education and research - Scottish Funding Council review: Scottish Government response

    Our response to the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) review of Coherence and Sustainability: A Review of Tertiary Education and Research which we committed to respond to under our Programme for Government. We welcome and broadly accept the review recommendations.

  17. Aerospace innovation centre opens in Prestwick

    New research and development facility for more efficient manufacturing.

  18. Scottish COVID-19 Mental Health Tracker Study: Wave 4 Report

    Wave 4 findings (data collected between 4 February and 9 March 2021.) indicate that young adults, women, people with physical and/or mental health conditions, and people in a lower socio-economic group are more likely to report experiencing poor mental health.

  19. Coronavirus (COVID-19): modelling the epidemic (issue no. 66)

    Latest findings in modelling the COVID-19 epidemic in Scotland, both in terms of the spread of the disease through the population (epidemiological modelling) and of the demands it will place on the system, for example in terms of health care requirement.

  20. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2 - Towards a Better Place for Everyone

    A new air quality strategy to replace Cleaner Air for Scotland - The Road to a Healthier Future, setting out the Scottish Government's air quality policy framework for the next five years and a series of actions to deliver further air quality improvements.

  21. Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: delivery plan

    A plan setting out timelines, milestones and responsible organisations for delivering the actions in Cleaner Air for Scotland 2: towards a better place for everyone.

  22. Scottish Natural Capital Accounts: 2021

    This report estimates quantity and value of services supplied by Scottish natural capital for: Agricultural biomass Fish capture Timber Water abstraction Minerals Fossil fuel Renewable energy Carbon sequestration Air pollution removal Noise mitigation Urban cooling Recreation and house price values

  23. US firm's major investment in Scottish site

    More than 150 jobs to be created in Livingston.

  24. Strengthening links with Europe

    £3 million research fund announced.

  25. New Chief Scientific Adviser announced

    Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE appointed.

  26. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  27. STEM strategy for education and training: third annual report

    Third annual report on progress of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) education and training strategy setting out a range of actions that have been taken, despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, in support of STEM education and training provision.

  28. Boost for Scottish youth work

    New fund to help education recovery from COVID-19.

  29. Cash boost for joint Scottish-Asian research

    New Fund to focus on economic, social recovery from COVID-19.

  30. Coronavirus (COVID-19): life sciences sector support

    A report on how the life science sector in Scotland is supporting the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  31. Funding boost for science centres

    Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19.

  32. £75 million boost for Scottish university research

    One-off Government payment to help mitigate financial effects of COVID-19.

  33. Rapid coronavirus research

    More than 50 Scottish studies to tackle virus and its impact.

  34. Help to tackle coronavirus

    Laboratories providing scientific equipment and expertise.

  35. New expert group to study spread of COVID-19

    Scottish panel of scientists established to provide extra analysis.

  36. Reducing inequity in STEM subjects

    Inspiring people of all ages to upskill and tackle the global climate emergency.

  37. New aerospace facility for Prestwick

    Innovative plant will manufacture Airbus components.

  38. Value of Scottish sea fishing increases

    2018 landings amongst highest on record.

  39. Scottish sea fisheries statistics 2018

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  40. Putting Scottish science and research on the world stage

    Science leaders together for the first time at Ministerial summit.

  41. Putting Scottish science and research on the world stage

    Science leaders together for the first time at Ministerial summit.

  42. Gross Expenditure on Research and Development 2017

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

  43. EU exit: action plan for further and higher education

    Our latest understanding of what Brexit would mean for Scotland's further and higher education sectors, and what we as a responsible government are doing to mitigate these risks.

  44. Science centre funding 2019-20

    Total funding for Science Centres tops £10 million.

  45. STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2019

    Second equality impact assessment (EQIA) of STEM bursary summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the bursary against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  46. STEM Bursary applications open

    Home Economics included for first time.

  47. STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  48. Leading the way in science

    Major new report highlights global impact of Scottish research.

  49. Scottish economy continues to grow

    Statistics show record business investment in research and development.

  50. Clean water for Indian primary school

    Collaborative project delivers fresh water and sanitation for 206 pupils.

  51. Scotland's place in Europe: science and research

    Our latest analysis of the implications for Scotland’s science and research if the UK exits the European Union.

  52. Investment in inshore fishing

    £1.5 million to enhance vessel monitoring and reporting.

  53. New environmental Chief Scientific Adviser appointed

    Professor Andrew Millar appointed.

  54. STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  55. Funding for science centres

    £2.6 million for science centres as visitor numbers continue to grow.

  56. Funding for MND research

    New research to mark the beginning of MND Awareness Week.

  57. Biotech support

    FM announces £1.9m for ‘world-leading’ gene therapy research project.

  58. Impact of climate change on rivers

    Project to protect wild Atlantic salmon.

  59. Gordon Aikman scholarship

    Recipients of MND research fund announced.

  60. Budget sets out economic growth package

    Economic expansion at centre of spending plans.

  61. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  62. Making Scotland a STEM nation

    STEM strategy published.

  63. Branching out to STEM

    A new teacher bursary for career changers.

  64. Maths Week Scotland launched

    Scotland-wide celebration of maths.

  65. Strategic Research Programme 2011-2016: highlights

    Report highlighting environment and rural economy research outputs, and resulting impact, funded through the programme.

  66. Strategic Research Programme 2011-2016: economic impact

    Assessment of the economic impacts generated by the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division's research programme.

  67. Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

    English and Home Economics subjects to be targeted.

  68. Science funding

    Funding for science festivals and interactive exhibition.

  69. Concerns over the future of nuclear safety

    Letter to UK Government on future relationship of UK with Euratom. 

  70. Recycling for the future

    Next steps on deposit return scheme.

  71. Strengthening deer management

    Actions to improve practices and protect the environment.

  72. Protecting the marine environment

    Monitoring of Marine Protected Areas.

  73. Scottish Public Sector Employment

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  74. Climate change ambitions

    New proposals to reduce emissions by 90%.

  75. Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  76. Strengthening wildlife law enforcement

    International symposium on wildlife forensic science.

  77. Golden eagle deaths

    Extra measures to protect Scotland’s birds of prey.

  78. Protection for living reef

    Loch Carron flame shell beds designated as Marine Protected Area.

  79. Scottish investment fund opens in the US

    $125m transatlantic health tech investment fund launches.

  80. Strength in research and development

    Higher education research spend tops UK rankings.

  81. Bird of prey crime map

    26% drop in recorded bird of prey offences during 2016.

  82. The way forward for STEM

    New specialist group will shape Scottish Government strategy.

  83. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics: consultation on a strategy for education and training

    An analysis of responses to the consultation on the draft science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) strategy.

  84. Floating wind farms to the fore

    Pioneering technology to power almost 60,000 homes.

  85. Births, Deaths and other Vital Events

    Preliminary figures for 2016 released.

  86. Strengthening academic links with Japan

    Nagasaki University confirms intention to extend partnerships with Scotland.

  87. Teaching makes people

    New recruitment campaign targets science, technology, engineering and maths.

  88. EU vital to NHS and social care services

    Ministers examine impact on workforce and clinical research

  89. Brexit risk to research

    State-of-the-art Aberdeen centre opening highlights EU benefits.

  90. Student numbers increase in Higher Education

    Higher Education Minister welcomes HESA statistics.

  91. Top of the physics class

    Science Minister meets winners of Higgs Prize for Physics.

  92. Funding for international clinical research

    Malawi and Glasgow healthcare project addresses shared global challenges.

  93. Forth dimension

    3D scans of Forth Bridges to power educational games and learning.

  94. Choose STEM

    Science Minister highlights study choices.

  95. Choose STEM

    Science Minister highlights study choices.

  96. RESAS strategic research: 2015 highlights

    A report highlighting research funded though the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division.

  97. Branching out STEM delivery

    Scottish Government sets out vision for the future of STEM.

  98. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics – consultation on a strategy for education and training

    A consultation on a draft Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education and training strategy for Scotland.

  99. Branching out STEM delivery

    Scottish Government sets out vision for the future of STEM.

  100. Investing in research

    Scotland at forefront of global genomics initiative.

  101. STEMEC: report 2016

    Final report of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Committee (STEMEC).

  102. Supporting Scotland's STEM education and culture: government response

    Our response to the Science and Engineering Education Advisory Group (SEEAG)'s report entitled Supporting Scotland's STEM education and culture.

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