2016 Newsletters

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December 2016

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The final issue of 2016 mainly covers key messages from speeches, activities and questions raised at the Assembly in the Scottish Parliament. See also the 2016 Assembly page.







September 2016

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This is the 3rd newsletter of the year and the last before the Assembly on Friday 25th November which will be held in the Scottish Parliament.

Read about the impact of the women's WASPI movement challenging the speed of pension equalisation.

Learn what motivates the trustees and members on the Committee.




June 2016

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SOPA's second newsletter for 2016 provides an update on how the campaign issues identified in the workshops of the last Assembly are being taken forward. Also reports of events and future activities, and interesting new research.






March 2016

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In this issue:

  • transitions underway to manage the shift from administration by Edinburgh Council. Note Glenda Watt's new email
  •  reports on research about increasing the chances of staying mentally and physically resilient in later life
  • The Age Scotland Jess Barrow Award for Campaigning and Influencing - Make It Happen Falkirk. See YouTube video
  •  an update of activities and involvement of SOPA and colleagues in national events.
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