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Sturgeon shrugs off decade of failure in education

1 Dec 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has shrugged off the SNP’s “shocking” record on education since it took power 10 years ago. At First Minister’s Questions today, she said while she was ultimately responsible for Scotland’s education agencies, she failed to acknowledge concerns raised … Continue reading


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Jim Clark Rally needs to resume as soon as possible

1 Dec 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Borders MSP John Lamont has called on the Jim Clark Rally to be resumed as soon as possible after it was announced that a Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) will take place into the deaths that occurred at the event in 2014. … Continue reading


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Poll reveals plunging support for separation

30 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Support for separation across Scotland has dropped to its lowest since the 2014 referendum, a new poll has revealed. And in a further blow to the SNP, less than a third of Scots back Nicola Sturgeon’s drive for a second … Continue reading


Payments for returning officers should be scrapped

30 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Returning officers who officially announce election results in Scotland should not be paid extra, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Some returning officers are paid tens of thousands of pounds just to carry out the duties at Holyrood and Westminster elections. … Continue reading


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5 key tests for the SNP ahead of Brexit negotiations

30 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are today spelling out their own “five tests” for the SNP ahead of forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Speaking on St Andrew’s Day, party leader Ruth Davidson said that to genuinely “protect Scotland’s interests”, the SNP must firstly champion our access to the UK single market – … Continue reading


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Navy work could be Clyde’s catalyst for revival

29 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Contracts to build Navy ships in Scotland should act as a “springboard to go global”, following a report into shipbuilding released today. Sir John Parker’s review recommended more competition for Navy contracts, adding that the work on the Clyde should … Continue reading


Decision-to-incision times sink to new low

29 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The time it takes patients to begin hospital treatment following referral is now the longest in more than five years. Figures released today have revealed just 84.7 per cent of patients began treatment within 18 weeks of being referred. It … Continue reading


Ministers must explain ignoring adverse incident alerts over a decade

29 Nov 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP ministers must explain why they failed to act on warnings about an Ayrshire hospital that have been issued over a decade. It was revealed last week that parents whose babies died at NHS Ayrshire and Arran’s Crosshouse Hospital were … Continue reading