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  • Devolution, Separatism, And Unionism: The Scottish Government

    and the first term of the Scottish government began in 1999. This essay will be attempting to explain the events of 1979 and onwards that led to the establishment of our devolved government, the powers and functions of our Parliament and Executive, and the impact of devolution on life in Scotland. It will also describe the impact of the proportional representation offered by the Additional Member System of voting. Finally, this essay will look at arguments on the concepts of Devolution, Separatism, and Unionism as applied to Scotland, and which of Scotland’s major political parties support them. The first referendum on the issue of Scottish Devolution…

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  • Reflective Log Examples

    Healthcare Quality Strategy aim is to promote patient’s inclusion and prevent avoidable treatments and hospitalisations. In other words, it will help the NHS to save money and allocate resource more effectively to reduce inequalities. All of this is going to happen by considering the individual’s views and experiences to improve quality, engaging them into own care and making the decisions about the treatments. (The Scottish Government, 2009) Using relevant supporting literature and…

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  • Scottish Legal Aid Research Paper

    What is the Current Scottish Legal Aid Policy? Legal aid in Scotland is the responsibility of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), an institutional body created by the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Scottish Legal Aid Board, 2016). The actions of SLAB are consistent and stable but the Scottish government decides the aims of legal aid policy and the Scottish Parliament can implement legislative changes to the policy (Edinburgh & Scottish Legal Aid Board, 2016). The Scottish Legal Aid Board…

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  • Community Education

    Report amalgamated youth work, adult learning and community work together back in 1975 to form the community education services seen currently. Back then the Labour Government at the time commissioned the report and it has continued to have a significant impact on community education since then. In this essay I will explore how the different antecendents of community education outlined in Community Education, Learning and Development (2010) by Lynn Tett have helped me to understand what…

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  • What Are The Advantages Of The Act Of Trade Union

    nation of Great Britain. This joined the English and Scottish Parliaments into the British Parliament centered in London. The Union promised Scots unhindered access to English markets and colonies. The possibility of economic benefit through trade was a significant pro-union sentiment, expressed best by a Commissioner of Scottish Parliament: This nation is behind all other nations of Europe, for many years, with respect to the effects of an extended trade. This nation being poor and without…

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  • Scottish Devolution Case Study

    L01 Increasingly in recent times there have been questions raised as to whether the interests of the Scottish people would be better served closer to home. Some have argued for greater legislative powers to be transferred to Holyrood, whilst others instead see separation from the Union as being the key to meeting the needs of the people. This essay will examine these issues and more surrounding the governance of Scotland. When looking at what events were pivotal on the road to Scottish…

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  • The Importance Of Parliamentary Sovereignty Of The British Constitution

    there are three main pillars surrounding it; they have the ability to make, amend or repeal any law they see fit. No other body may over power, amend or set aside the properly enacted legislation of parliament, nor can they assemble binding legislation of their own. No Parliament can bind a future parliament meaning that the current parliament cannot create a law that a future parliament would be unable to edit. In its simplest terms parliament is the highest legal authority, however parliament…

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  • Essay On Scottish Enlightenment

    Roy Porter has discussed the Scottish Enlightenment in these terms and in his own words, spliced ‘Scottish thinkers into the British story as a whole’. The historiography suggests many scholars and historians consider the Scottish Enlightenment to be a consequence of closer association with England and more specifically as a direct result of the Union of Crowns in 1707. Many key figures of the Enlightenment were born or were educated in Scotland, and Scotland’s contribution to the world is…

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  • Essay On Selkie Monologue

    I had swam into the hidden undersea cave that contained my human clothing. Last evening I’d had a vision; I would find my lifemate in the area above the sea caves. I needed to find her as my vision of the woman, was too strong to disregard. She’d been a well-built sturdy young Scot lass with sparkling green eyes and long dark auburn hair which flows to her waist. I had seen her in my dream, dancing at the local Highland Gathering. The young woman of my dream was my destiny. My name’s…

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  • Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Sunset Song (1932)

    Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935). Born of peasant ancestry, Gibbon was an active socialist and writer at work during the Scottish Renaissance of the early to mid twentieth century alongside such contemporaries as Neil M. Gunn (1891-1973) and Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978). The author 's careful employment of stream-of-consciousness technique, the Scots idiom and social realism have marked this particular text out as one of the most innovative and defining…

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