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Gavin Brown MSP

Yes campaign urged to clarify board member embassy remarks

28 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A senior nationalist and Yes campaign figure has been caught out after making a factually inaccurate claim during an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. During the course of the interview, Sandy Adam a board member for Business for … Continue reading


Mary Scanlon MSP

Key mental health treatment target being missed

28 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Health Boards across Scotland are struggling to meet the Scottish Government’s waiting time target for children and adolescents to see a psychiatrist, recent figures have revealed. It means at the end of June, 5300 people were still waiting to start … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

SNP still missing its own reduced A&E target

26 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government is still missing its own target for treating patients at accident and emergency within four hours – despite watering it down by three per cent. Figures released today revealed only 93.8 per cent of casualty patients were … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Bed blocking at 4-year high on SNP’s watch

26 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Delayed discharge in Scotland’s hospitals has rocketed to a four-year high on the SNP’s watch, figures released today have shown. Between April and June there were 894 people fit to leave hospital, but with nowhere else to go, the ISD … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Salmond ducks Sir Ian Wood questions

21 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Alex Salmond today refused to address head-on the comments made by Sir Ian Wood on the future of North Sea oil. The prominent oil and gas figure broke his silence on the independence debate yesterday, saying he feared for his … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Sir Ian Wood backs Scotland to stay in the UK

20 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

One of the most respected figures in Scottish business and public life has voiced his support for Scotland remaining part of the UK. Sir Ian Wood, a prominent figure in the oil industry, also predicted a separate Scotland would struggle … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Friends of the Earth voice separation finance warnings

20 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A leading environmental organisation has warned there would be no large Scottish-owned and registered banks in the event of separation. Friends of the Earth Scotland told members in a briefing that the situation in relation to banking “will become more … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Tax boost for computer games industry comes into force

20 Aug 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A tax boost for companies which make computer games has come into force today following campaigning by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. It means companies producing games – many of whom are based in Dundee and Edinburgh – will be … Continue reading