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Ian Duncan

SNP must work with UK Government to secure best Brexit deal for fishermen

26 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must work in partnership with the UK Government to secure the best outcome for the fishing industry from upcoming Brexit negotiations, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. Senior party figures were speaking after a meeting in Peterhead with … Continue reading


Peter Chapman

Student doctors turned away due to SNP cap on university places

26 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases

Prospective students who want to train as doctors are being turned away from the University of Aberdeen due to a Scottish Government cap on numbers – despite a national shortage of GPs. Insiders have said the university could accept more … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Strongest hint yet the SNP will drop 1000 extra police pledge

26 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has issued its strongest hint yet it will reverse its pledge for 1000 extra police officers in Scotland. In a response to  a question by Scottish Conservative MSP John Lamont, justice secretary Michael Matheson said “no conclusions have … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Scotland’s £1600 union dividend revealed

24 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Featured, Latest Releases

Every man, woman and child north of the border is better off to the tune of £1600 thanks to Scotland being part of the UK, it has been revealed. The much-anticipated Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures have emphasised … Continue reading


Council talks ‘cherry-picking’ neglects quarter of Scotland’s population

23 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases

The SNP risks dismissing a quarter of Scotland’s population by refusing to talk to their councils over funding, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It was reported today that the Scottish Government is facing legal action from four local authorities after … Continue reading


Maurice Golden

Don’t act like bullies towards John Muir Trust over windfarm row, SNP told

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

The Scottish Government has been urged “not to behave like bullies” by pursuing a much-loved environmental group for legal costs over a windfarm wrangle. The John Muir Trust contested the SNP’s decision to allow a 67-turbine development at Stronelairg, in … Continue reading


Miles Briggs Choice

Sharp fall in number of care home places

21 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of care home places available in Scotland has reduced significantly since the turn of the century. Figures published by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) have revealed there were 42,026 registered places last year, 3685 fewer than in 2000. … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

The SNP marks 100 days of ‘abject failure’

21 Aug 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s first 100 days of government since the May election have been described as “the worst of any Scottish Government yet”. Scottish Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw pointed to a number of failings since Nicola Sturgeon launched her minority … Continue reading