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Murdo Fraser MSP

UK Government coming good on indyref pledges after MoD deal

1 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A major contract for the Clyde naval base shows the UK Government is already coming good on pledges made before the referendum, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The Ministry of Defence deal to sustain the management of Faslane will sustain … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Whistleblowing helpline for police should be considered

1 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government should consider establishing a hotline for whistleblowing police staff, similar to the one set up for the NHS, the Scottish Conservatives have said. In a letter to justice secretary Kenny MacAskill, it was pointed out that such … Continue reading


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Ruth: Time to reset Scotland

30 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Below is the text of a speech by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson made at the Scottish fringe event of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said: “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I’d … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

One in seven Scots now on antidepressants

30 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

One in seven Scots are now on antidepressants following yet another rise in prescriptions, figures released today have revealed. ISD Scotland statistics show there are 778,180 people currently receiving treatment for depression, 30,000 more than last year and a massive … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson’s speech to conference

28 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson addressed the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham today. Below is a copy of her speech. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said: “Friends. I’m not supposed to be here today. I am not supposed to … Continue reading


David Mundell MP

David Mundell’s speech to conference

28 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP spoke at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham today. Below is a copy of his speech. Scotland Office Minister David Mundell MP said: “The referendum has been a campaign like no other. It has … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Figures prove SNP closures have led to delays in the courtroom

28 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP court closures have led to cases across Scotland taking record times to reach a conclusion, research by the Scottish Conservatives has found. In June this year, the most recent month for which figures are available, more than a third … Continue reading


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Salmond is in office, but not in power

25 Sep 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Alex Salmond today ducked questions on why there is no programme of government in Holyrood for another two months. Instead, the First Minister listed off a number of issues which have been in the parliamentary agenda, in some cases for … Continue reading