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Edinburgh’s Short-Term Lets Control Area is approved

Edinburgh is to become Scotland's first designated Short-Term Lets Control Area after the Scottish Government approved the City of Edinburgh Council's proposed change to planning requirements. The new control area is hoped will preserve the character of neighbourhoods, prevent short-term lets in inappropriate places or types of building, and help ensure homes are used to their best effect. With a few exceptions, changing the use of an entire residential home […]

todayAugust 1, 2022 8

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Supreme Court sets date for Indyref2 case

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the Scottish Parliament has the powers to establish a second independence referendum this October. The UK Government had called for the Supreme Court to throw out the case for indyref2. The Scottish Government asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether Holyrood would be able to legislate to hold a vote without the consent of the UK Government. The Supreme Court stated […]

todayJuly 21, 2022 3

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Date for next Independence Referendum October 2023

Scotland's first minister has proposed the 19th October 2023 as the date for another referendum on independence. Nicola Sturgeon said the question would be the same as in the last referendum in 2014: "Should Scotland be an independent country?". Ms Sturgeon said she would be writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for formal consent for the vote to be held. She said she would press on with her […]

todayJune 28, 2022 12

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