Category: Scottish Government

Work on Children’s Rights Bill Will Continue, Says Swinney

Work on a bill to incorporate a U.N. treaty on children’s rights into Scots law will continue despite the original being sent back to Holyrood by the UK Supreme Court, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill passed unanimously earlier this year…


Scottish MSPs Consider Plans for Licensing Scheme for Airbnb-Style Short-Term Lets

Plans for owners of Airbnb and short-term let properties in Scotland to require a licence will be examined by a Holyrood committee. The proposed licensing scheme would impose regulations in a bid to tackle the growth of Airbnb-style rentals in popular tourist areas such as Edinburgh. Under the Scottish government plans, councils will have until…