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SNP putting ‘cart before the horse’ in bid to empty prisons

20 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have accused the SNP government of putting the ‘cart before the horse’ as they abolished prison sentences of up to a year before convening the group to improve community orders. The National Community Justice Leadership Group will … Continue reading


Scottish Conservatives propose major reform of key element of Curriculum for Excellence

18 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have today called for a complete reform of National 4 so that all pupils studying at this level will be required to sit exams in both basic literacy and numeracy. At present, pupil assessment in National 4 … Continue reading


Dundee drug report shows need for cross-sector approach

16 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Dundee Drugs Commission report published today shows the need for more cross-sector working to better support addicts and their families. It highlights the issues in the current fractured system, and recommends the development of a ‘whole systems’ model of … Continue reading


Corbyn surrenders on Indyref2

15 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that the Labour party would not block a second Scottish independence referendum. In comments to the BBC the Labour leader said, with reference to a request for Indyref2 from the SNP “It’s not up to parliament … Continue reading


Rise in drug deaths partly to blame for life expectancy stall

14 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Life expectancy in Scotland has stalled in part due to the rise in drug deaths according to the latest report from the National Registers of Scotland. The report, Scotland’s Population 2018 – The Registrar General’s Annual Review of Demographic Trends … Continue reading


SNP cutting dedicated hospital beds as dementia deaths soar 175% since 2004

14 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have criticised the SNP’s reduction of hospital beds for dementia patients as the latest figures reveal that deaths from dementia have almost tripled in the last 15 years. The figures published in Scotland’s Population 2018 – The … Continue reading


Scottish farmers must be able to access 100% of farm payment early

14 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are calling for the Scottish Government to increase Basic Payment Scheme loan payments to eligible farmers from 95 to 100 percent due to the adverse weather conditions many have endured. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme enables … Continue reading


Delayed discharges from critical care double in a year

13 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Delayed discharges from critical care of over 4 hours have doubled in the last recorded year according to the latest audit of critical care in Scotland. The Audit of Critical Care in NHSScotland Annual Report 2019, which reports on 2018, … Continue reading