Monthly Archives: March 2001

(257)  WAVERLEY LINE: BILL LAUNCHED

A Private Bill to authorise the re-opening of the Waverley railway line from Newcraighall near Edinburgh to Tweedbank by Galashiels in the Scottish Borders was published on 11 September 2003, and can be read on the Scottish Parliament website.  It … Continue reading

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(256)  UNMARRIED COUPLE ADOPTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED

On 11 September 2003 the Scottish Executive published a discussion document on adoption and fostering which canvasses the possibility of adoption by unmarried couples, hetero- or homosexual (see  http://www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/ccfa-00.asp).  At present only one person within such couples can become the adoptive … Continue reading

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(255)  LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

  Dear Sir   The recent furore (see No 254) about whether legislation concerning same-sex couples should be home-grown in the Scottish Parliament, or sent back to Westminster to be drafted on a UK-wide basis, could be avoided by following … Continue reading

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