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Ruth comments on EU referendum result

24 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Speaking at the party headquarters in Edinburgh, she said: Good afternoon This morning I spoke to the Prime Minister and offered my thanks on behalf of the party in Scotland for his service to this country. He has served Britain … Continue reading


Brian Whittle

Statistics reveal postcode lottery on secondary school PE targets

22 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Some councils in Scotland are failing to meet PE targets in secondary schools, an official report has revealed. Official Scottish Government statistics show variation by area – when it comes to meeting the target of two periods – or 100 … Continue reading


Liz Smith (2)

Number of pupils heading to college reaches new low after SNP cuts

22 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The impact of SNP college cuts has been exposed in new figures which reveal no progress has been made in pupils moving on to further education. According to Scottish Government statistics released today, 23.4 per cent of school-leavers secured a … Continue reading


Douglas Ross

Worrying trends emerging despite overall fall in crime

20 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A number of worrying trends in crime are emerging across Scotland, despite an overall decrease in crimes recorded, figures have shown. While ministers celebrate official statistics revealing a 3.2 per cent fall in recorded crime, the Scottish Conservatives pointed to … Continue reading


Miles Briggs

Centralisation of cleft lip and palate surgery will cause added stress to families living in the east

20 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP plans to centralise cleft lip and palate surgery will cause extra stress on families living in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives said today. Currently, Scotland has two clinics – in Edinburgh and Glasgow – which … Continue reading


Additional support teacher numbers hit new low

17 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of teachers employed to provide additional support for pupils has fallen to a new low, research has shown. Last year, there were just 2936 teachers with additional support needs as their main subject in Scotland. That’s 27 fewer … Continue reading


Scottish Government must commit to St John’s as major acute hospital

16 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must provide a guarantee that St John’s Hospital will remain a major acute facility, a Lothians MSP has said. Speaking after it was revealed NHS Lothian has agreed a plan to retain the Livingston hospital’s paediatric ward, … Continue reading


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Axing named person could address teacher workload fears

16 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government could ease teachers’ workload by scrapping the hated named person policy, the Scottish Conservatives have said. As Scotland’s biggest teaching union voted in favour of industrial action in relation to its members being overworked, leader Ruth Davidson … Continue reading