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  • Civil Partnerships in Scotland – has the means come to its end?

    Civil Partnerships in Scotland – has the means come to its end?

    The future of civil partnerships in Scotland hangs in the balance. Civil partnerships were introduced in Scotland in 2004 as a means of formalising same sex relationships in the form of a legally binding commitment. In the movement towards equality, it was a stepping stone towards the legalising of same sex marriage which eventually came in 2014 with the enactment of the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014.

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    Sammi Kinghorn shares her 16.62 seconds on …

    Samantha 'Sammi' Kinghorn is Scotland's leading wheelchair racer and Harper Macleod's Athlete Ambassador. While she's on the track her only thoughts are of going as fast as she can towards the finishing line, but what else could through Sammi's head in the time she takes to race 100m? Check out our videos for a sprint through the mind of Sammi Kinghorn as she prepares to make her dreams come true.

  • The Sammi Kinghorn blog - My Paralympic dream is about to come true

    The Sammi Kinghorn blog - My Paralympic dream is about to come true

    The wait is finally over and Samantha ‘Sammi’ Kinghorn, Scotland’s leading wheelchair racer and Harper Macleod’s Athlete Ambassador, is on her way to her first ever Paralympics. As she packed her Team GB kit for the long trip to South America, we caught up with Sammi for her final thoughts on what lies ahead in the biggest adventure of her career to date.

  • Delays to gender pay gap reporting legislation won't affect implementation

    Delays to gender pay gap reporting legislation won't affect implementation

    While the latest news reports suggest that the gender pay gap is reducing, we are still awaiting the proposed legislation to implement the planned gender pay gap reporting regime. These are now unlikely to be published before autumn, but it is still likely that the legislation will be in place before 1 April 2017 and organisation's obligations under the proposed legislation will remain.