Summer Weekender Event

From August 16th-18th Friends of the Earth Scotland are holding a three day festival full of workshops, trainings and speakers at Wiston Lodge in Biggar. The agenda will cover many aspects of environmental and climate justice including air pollution, divestment, climate change and migration, plastics and the circular economy, sustainable agriculture, democratising the planning system, sustaining activism and much more!

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New Scottish Child Payment announced

The Scottish Government has announced plans to bring forward an income supplement, which will be known as the Scottish Child Payment. By 2022 it will provide eligible families with an additional £10 per week for every child under 16. Initially it will be introduced for families with children under six from early 2021. When delivered in full it is estimated that over a third of children in Scotland will be eligible. For a family with two children under 16 this would mean additional support …

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