Conference - 27 March 2019GEORGE LOWDER MBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, TRANSPORT FOR EDINBURGH Conference - 3 September 2019SCOTLAND'S NEW PLANNING ACT Conference - 26 June 2019RE-THINKING SCOTLAND'S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 25th September 2019THE SCOTTISH TRANSPORT SHOW Conference - 21st March 2019DELIVERING EFFECTIVE JUSTICE IN SCOTLAND Conference - 30th April 2019THE NEW CONSUMER SCOTLAND AGENCY: INVESTIGATION IS COMING Conference - 25th April 2019REFORM OF ADULTS WITH INCAPACITY LAW IN SCOTLAND Conference - 9th May 2019NEW TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SCOTLAND Conference - 21st May 2019CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH IN SCOTLAND Conference - 20th June 2019BREXIT AND BEYOND: UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

What is Scottish Policy Now?

Issue 17

RAIL REVIEW, BBC, PLANNING BILL, TRANSPORT IN EDINBURGH, AND MORE PLANNING

Welcome to Issue 17. We hope you enjoy this week's articles - we are interested in similar contributions from others in differing policy areas. In the next issue we will have a focus on consumers so if you have a perspective you would like to share on this or another theme please contact us. As always, we welcome comment and contributions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss advertising in or writing for a future edition at scottishpolicynow@mackayhannah.com. Issue 18 will be published in two weeks' time and fortnightly thereafter.

BBC

It’s here. After much hype, much anticipation, and much expenditure, the new BBC Scotland channel is now in its second month and the political bubble has been active in debating the good and bad, rights and wrongs, fair and unfair.

Government's Rail Review

Tom Harris is Senior Counsel for Message Matters; a former MP and Transport Minister in the Labour Westminster Government; and member of the Expert Challenge Panel supporting the government's Rail Review

Planning and Infrastructure: a little less conversation, a little more action please...

Since 2014, conversations in the property and development sector have centred around the Scottish Government’s vision of creating a "game changing" world class planning system. When the new planning bill was introduced into the Scottish Parliament, over a year ago, many of us hoped it would ultimately reflect this and the aim of enhancing efficiency and improving delivery.

Transforming Mobility And Services In 2019

As we begin 2019, I am struck by the number of concurrently running consultations and strategic decision-making processes that will have an impact on the future of mobility and the provision of transport services in Edinburgh and our near neighbours.

Planning success at the heart of MEA's economic growth

A good litmus test of any council’s credentials is to put its planning process under the microscope.

Gearing up for transport's next revolution

Returning home recently to my family home on the Isle of Arran, and just a few months into my new role as the Transport Systems Catapult’s Director of Engagement for Scotland, I couldn’t help but reflect on how little had changed transport-wise since my days growing up on the island.

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