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Scots students disadvantaged when it comes to university clearing places

13 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

As the university clearing process gets underway, Scottish students have approximately half the opportunity to access Scottish University UCAS clearing places compared to English or non-EU students, new research has shown. The analysis highlights that only 1059 courses at Scottish … Continue reading


SNP’s reckless mismanagement to blame for ferry fiasco

12 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP Government’s proposal to nationalise Ferguson Marine is the entirely the result of the SNP’s own ‘reckless mismanagement’ of the yard’s current ferry contract, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Derek Mackay announced this morning that the SNP Government is … Continue reading


Glasgow’s bid to host major climate summit another ‘union dividend’

9 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Glasgow’s bid to host a major summit on climate change next year is “more evidence of the union dividend”, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The UK Government announced today that Glasgow would host the UN’s COP 26 event if its … Continue reading


Revealed: SNP lowered the bar for maths exams

7 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government lowered the pass threshold for maths exams across the board, it has been revealed, and performance still dipped. Figures released yesterday showed a 2.1 per cent drop in maths passes at Higher level. And now it has … Continue reading


Shadow Chancellor paves way for Labour pact with SNP

7 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson has said that Labour is ‘proposing a pact with the SNP in order to parachute Jeremy Corbyn into Number Ten”. This follows the statement by John McDonnell, the shadow Chancellor that the Labour Party would not block Indyref2. … Continue reading


SNP being ‘dishonest’ about policing figures

6 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government has been accused of dishonesty, after claiming it was still funding an additional 1000 officers. Official figures released today showed there were 17,259 police men and women in Scotland, which ministers said was 1025 more than in … Continue reading


Exam results ‘shame SNP complacency’ on education

6 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Today’s exam results which show the persistent decline in attainment should “shame” the SNP government’s complacency on education, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It was revealed this morning that Higher passes are down two per cent from last year, dropping … Continue reading


Audit Scotland must investigate Sick Kids hospital scandal

4 Aug 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have called for Audit Scotland to undertake a full audit into the building of the Sick Kids hospital in Edinburgh after fresh concerns over the safety of the new hospital were raised by senior unison official, Tam … Continue reading