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Jackson Carlaw MSP

Student nursing numbers hit new low

21 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of nurses in training has hit its lowest number in six years, latest statistics have revealed. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has found there were 9661 across Scotland last year, a drop of more than 500 from the … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

Thousands hospitalised after animal attacks

21 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

More than ten people a day in Scotland are admitted to hospital after being bitten or attacked by an animal, figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives have revealed. Nearly three-quarters of the 10,953 incidents which occurred over the past three … Continue reading


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Sturgeon must act now on stamp duty confusion

18 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The First Minister has been urged to act now to create a fairer stamp duty replacement for homebuyers across Scotland. The Scottish Conservatives this morning published comprehensive, fully-costed plans which would provide a tax cut for every single person purchasing … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

Scottish Conservatives set out stamp duty cut for all

18 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have unveiled their plan for a fully-funded tax cut for all low and middle-income homebuyers in Scotland. Ahead of negotiations on the Scottish budget, the party will call for an extra 3000 families to be taken out … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Sturgeon runs out of excuses to explain big drop in teacher numbers

11 Dec 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of running out of excuses to explain why teacher numbers in Scotland have plummeted by more than 4,000 since the SNP came to power. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson told the First Minister her stock … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

Swinney must make statement on Audit Scotland tax fears

11 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A damning report has cast doubt on how prepared the Scottish Government is for new tax powers coming to Holyrood next year. Audit Scotland – in a paper to be published tomorrow – said problems with IT and recruitment could … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

SNP must endorse “significant” new powers for Scotland

10 Dec 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has shown its “true colours” over its failure to recognise the full “significance” of the new powers coming to Scotland announced by the Smith Commission. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson accused the Nationalists of undermining the extent of … Continue reading


Mary Scanlon MSP

Teacher numbers plummet on the SNP’s watch

10 Dec 2014 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of teachers in Scotland has fallen drastically since the SNP came to power, figures released today have shown. The statistics revealed there were 55,100 teachers working in Scotland’s schools in 2007, but that plummeted by more than 4,000 … Continue reading