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Bowie, Andrew - WAK

Plans to cut defence spending in independent Scotland ‘irresponsible and short-sighted’

17 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Plans to cut defence spending as part of a revised blueprint for an independent Scotland are “irresponsible and short-sighted”, a Scottish Conservative MP and former naval officer has said. In a report published today, former Nationalist defence spokesman Bruce Crawford … Continue reading


Maurice Golden

Dog control notices rise by almost 300%

17 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A “concerning” increase in the use of dog control notices (DCN) has been identified by the Scottish Conservatives. The latest figures, outlined in a written answer from the Scottish Government, show that DCNs have increased by 247 since 2011-12, a … Continue reading


Jamie Greene

SNP secret subsidies to Ferguson Marine Engineering must be explained

14 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling for the SNP to make a statement to Holyrood to clarify why it loaned Ferguson Marine Engineering £45m of taxpayers money, without any parliamentary scrutiny. Documents published under freedom of information legislation have shown that … Continue reading


Liz-Smith

Holyrood to be given chance to scrap p1 testing

13 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

MSPs will have the chance next week to formally vote against the mandatory testing of primary 1 schools pupils, it has been revealed. The Scottish Conservatives will use their party business slot on Wednesday to suggest ending the practice, which … Continue reading


Halcro-Johnson, Jamie - Orkney & Shetland

SNP delays ferry fare reductions indefinitely

13 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have criticised the SNP after it emerged that reduced ferry fares to Orkney will be indefinitely delayed. The SNP has already missed the deadline to implement ferry fare reductions on Orkney ferries by 10 weeks, and in … Continue reading


Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Rules on parental information only published by 7% of schools

13 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Vital information for parents on their local school’s performance is only being provided by a handful of secondaries – despite SNP government regulations having been in place for six years. New research, due to be published next week, will reveal … Continue reading


MP joins pet theft campaigners to present petition to 10 Downing Street

13 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A north-east MP fighting for a change in the law on pet theft has joined campaigners from across the UK who presented a petition to Number 10 Downing Street. Scottish Conservative Ross Thomson wants existing legislation to be amended to … Continue reading


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Watchdog says ‘not clear’ how SNP mental health strategy helps youngsters

12 Sep 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s public services watchdog has said it’s “not clear” how an SNP government strategy will address the crisis in children’s mental health. In a hard-hitting report, Audit Scotland said psychological services for youngsters were “complex and fragmented”, and the Scottish … Continue reading