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Ballantyne blasts state of youth football

South Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne has criticised the system of youth football in Scotland, and has called upon the SFA, SPFL and others to implement real change.

Scotland’s £1750 Union dividend revealed

People in Scotland benefited from a Union dividend of £1750 per head last year, according to new figures released today on Scotland’s finances.

This is an increase on the £1600 boost set out in last year’s Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures.

Call from Ballantyne for mobile phone ban in Scottish primary schools

Headteachers should have clear guidance allowing them to remove smartphones from school if they deem it necessary, Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Michelle Ballantyne has said. It follows academic evidence that restricting access to smartphone use by pupils can boost educational attainment