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Ruth Davidson MSP

Glasgow games could be catalyst for Scotland hosting Euro 2024

1 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Glasgow’s successful hosting of the Commonwealth Games should be the catalyst for a Scottish bid to host other major competitions like the football European Championships, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Party leader Ruth Davidson pointed out the city has proved … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Finance experts call SNP currency plans ‘a deception’

30 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A currency union between a separate Scotland and the rest of the UK is a “deception” and incompatible with the concept of independence, two leading financial experts have said. Writing in The Times today, former Prudential chairman Sir Malcolm Jacomb … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth congratulates Scottish team on medal record

29 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish team at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games has surpassed its best ever medal haul. Athletes have now won 34 medals – beating the 33 achieved in Edinburgh in 1986. The record – including 13 golds –was sealed after the men’s … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Thousands of children receive healthy weight interventions

29 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of overweight youngsters in Scotland have received NHS “interventions” in a bid to tackle obesity, a report has revealed. ISD Scotland said nearly 17,000 children as young as two had been given healthy weight interventions over the last three … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Scotland should seize fracking opportunity

28 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The bidding process for firms extracting shale energy across the UK will begin later today. The UK Government will offer licences for exploration for the whole country, although successful firms will also need to secure separate planning and environmental permission. … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Postcode lottery for pupils taking new Higher exam

25 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A delay in implementing major reforms in secondary education in Scotland has resulted in some pupils not being able to take the new Higher in the planned timescale. The Scottish Conservatives have warned that the problems could initially affect subject … Continue reading


John Lamont Ironman photo - final

Tory MSP completes gruelling Ironman challenge

21 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative MSP John Lamont yesterday completed the world famous Ironman challenge in 12hrs and 47 minutes. During the 10th Anniversary of the UK wide event, held across Bolton and Lancashire, the Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire battled … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Number of criminal cases diverted from prosecution jumps by almost 75%

18 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of criminal cases diverted from prosecution to social work departments has jumped by almost 75%, figures have shown. The statistics released by the Scottish Government show that since the SNP came to power in 2007, the number of … Continue reading