Brexit offers “challenges and opportunities” to Scotland’s farming community

6 Feb 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see a copy of Ruth Davidson’s speech to the AGM of the NFUS below. In it, she says that Brexit offers both “challenges and opportunities” to Scotland’s farming community. She also says she will adopt a “pragmatic” view on … Continue reading


Ruth speech to David Hume Institute in Edinburgh

31 Jan 2017 Posted in Speeches

Good evening and thank you very much once again for inviting me here this evening to talk to you. I am honoured, as always, to speak at the Dave Hume Institute as part of this regular series and I congratulate … Continue reading

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Ruth’s eulogy for Alex Johnstone’s funeral

16 Dec 2016 Posted in Speeches

I can’t quite believe we’re all here today, mourning the departure of Alex. He was such a big figure, not just in the Scottish Conservative party, or the North East, but in the parliament and in Scottish public life. He … Continue reading


Ruth delivers the Rhondda lecture at the Institute of Directors

5 Dec 2016 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of Ruth’s speech at the Rhondda lecture at the Institute of Directors, where she made a call to avoid a “divisive Brexit” both in within the UK and across Europe. Good evening everybody. And can I … Continue reading

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Ruth: Mental health has been a Cinderella issue for far too long

19 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson addressed the issue of mental health as she gave the Williamson Lecture at Stirling University. The full text of her speech is below: “Good evening everybody and can I thank the University of Stirling for inviting me … Continue reading


Ruth addresses UK Conservative conference

5 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson today addressed the UK Conservative party conference in Birmingham. Please see below a transcript of her speech. “Friends, five years ago I came to this conference, seeking to win the leadership of our party in … Continue reading


David Mundell speech to conference

4 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of David Mundell’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference at The ICC, Birmingham. “It is an honour to have the chance to address you all, once more, as the Conservative and Unionist Secretary of State for … Continue reading


We need to get the better government we deserve

2 Oct 2016 Posted in Speeches, Top Stories

Today Ruth spoke at the Scottish Conservative fringe event at the national party conference in Birmingham, below is the text of her speech. “Good afternoon and welcome to Birmingham. Ladies and gentlemen this is my first speech before a Conservative-only … Continue reading