Tag: Scottish Government

DRS: using an RVM
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SGF hits back at DRS judicial review reports

The SGF has denied reports that it is seeking a judicial review into the way the Scottish government...

Scottish Parliament
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Minister urges retailers to tap into £80m support fund

Independent retailers are being encouraged to apply for grants from a new £80m support fund. In a letter...

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SGF Go Local programme wins phase 3 approval

The Scottish Government has given its approval for the roll-out of phase 3 of the SGF Go Local...

Shopper with facemask
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Government updates Covid framework

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled a major update of Scotland's strategic framework for the road out of...

Using an e-cigarette
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Government vaping proposals will stop smokers from quitting, says SGF

Proposals to outlaw the promotion of vaping products in Scotland’s shops are unjustified and risk hampering the drive...

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Scottish government published Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Bill

The Scottish government has published The Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill, which proposes tougher action on the...

Scottish Parliament building
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Government unveils new Covid support for wholesalers

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, Kate Forbes, has revealed that an additional £10m is to be...

Distance Aware Scheme
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Distance Aware scheme launches in Scotland

A scheme called Distance Aware has launched in Scotland to enable individuals and organisations to politely prompt ongoing...

Tin can with DRS label
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Frustration mounts as DRS gets kicked further down the road

It’s been a rocky road for Scotland’s proposed Deposit Return Scheme with the latest decision seeing the implementation...

coronavirus
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SGF issues plea for patience amid Omicron restrictions

Some stores are likely to have to reintroduce queuing systems to manage enhanced physical distancing as part of...