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Sturgeon should apologise and face Holyrood over Nike cover-up

19 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon owes an apology to businesses affected by the spreading of coronavirus at a business conference in Edinburgh, and should face the Scottish Parliament to answer questions on the matter. The First Minister didn’t inform the public about the … Continue reading


Call for SNP to lift the ‘wedding bells ban’

18 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will tomorrow seek to lift the ban on marriages taking place in Scotland as part of emergency coronavirus legislation. Although there’s no formal prevention in place, registrars have stopped taking weddings for fear of being overwhelmed by … Continue reading


Freeman’s testing announcement ‘falls well short’

18 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jeane Freeman’s announcement that care home staff will be offered coronavirus testing “falls well short” of what’s required, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The health secretary said today that all workers in care facilities could all be tested, even if … Continue reading


Scottish Conservatives condemn Blackford tweet

18 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have strongly criticised Ian Blackford, SNP leader in the House of Commons after he ‘liked’ and endorsed an expletive laden and aggressive tweet. The offending tweet the Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP publicly endorsed stated, “Scotland. We’re … Continue reading


Use Scotland’s capacity and test all care homes within weeks

18 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A campaign to test all care home staff and residents could be completed within weeks if the SNP properly used Scotland’s capacity. The Scottish Conservatives demanded yesterday that everyone living and working in care homes should be tested for coronavirus … Continue reading


Carlaw: We need 100% testing in care homes

17 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw has called on regular, 100% testing to be carried out in all care homes in Scotland. Currently care workers can be tested, but care homes only qualify for tests if they have a confirmed case … Continue reading


Lockdown plan needed for 1 in 3 Scots who live in flats

17 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon must come up with a lockdown plan for people without gardens, after it emerged a third of Scots live in flats or similar accommodation. The First Minister is expected to provide an update on coronavirus restrictions in coming … Continue reading


£100m black hole in council funding to fight Covid-19 revealed

15 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Local councils are facing a £100m black hole in their fight against coronavirus according to the latest analysis provided by Cosla. The document, entitled ‘Additional costs faced by local government during Covid-19’ details that, from March to the end of … Continue reading