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Quote of the week

During his maiden speech at Westminster, Stuart Donaldson (West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine) (SNP) admitted he felt old at 23 standing next to Mhairi Black: "May I start by reassuring Members that, despite my youthful appearance, I have not got lost from my school group and wandered into this Chamber?... Being the second youngest Member, I have missed out on much of the press coverage, because nobody cares about the middle child".

Based in Edinburgh, our small, dedicated team provides comprehensive public affairs support to clients. We do this by:

  • monitoring and reporting on parliamentary activities
  • delivering political awareness training

So, intelligence in the sense both of managed information and know how. We can also offer clients campaign, project and research support.

newsdirect is a unique, professional conduit into the realm of politics. We funnel parliamentary news that’s relevant to our clients. We also provide our clients with the skills to navigate the parliamentary system. Useful? Invaluable! At least, that’s what they say.

What our clients say …

"newsdirect consistently provide us with effective monitoring and relevant briefings all of which are carefully tailored to our needs. In Scotland’s fast moving political environment, their insight and intelligence have been of real value to our political engagement and public affairs work."
The Law Society of Scotland

"Our daily report and updates are brilliant for keeping ahead of what's going on in parliament - people here really like the fact that they're succinct, timely and focussed on what we need to know."
Scottish Funding Council

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