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Study reveals Scotland lags badly on getting poorer youngsters to university

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

Scotland performs worse than anywhere else in the UK when it comes to getting youngsters from poorer backgrounds to university, experts have said. Analysis by academics at Edinburgh University said those from the wealthiest parts of the country were four … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservative appointments for new parliamentary term

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

The Scottish Conservatives have unveiled all new appointments for the forthcoming parliamentary term. Leader – Ruth Davidson MSP Chief Whip and Business Manager – John Lamont MSP Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs – … Continue reading


Damning report reveals frontline services set to suffer under the SNP

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

The SNP need to act with urgency to protect frontline council services after the publication of a damning new report, the Scottish Conservatives said today. A publication by PwC reveals faith in councils is at an all-time low amongst the … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson’s speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government

25 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson made a speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon. Full speech as follows: Thank you Presiding officer, and I thank the First Minister for the advance copy of her speech. … Continue reading


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Rise in NEETs proves folly of SNP’s college cuts

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of teenagers who are doing nothing after leaving school has risen, new figures have revealed. The Scottish Government’s Regional Employment Patterns report showed there were 3000 more 16-19-year-olds not in employment, education or training (NEETs) in 2015 than … Continue reading


Call for Scottish heart screening programme for young athletes

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government should develop a national heart screening programme for young athletes before further lives are lost, the Scottish Conservatives said today. The bid comes on the back of the tragic death of 13-year-old Jamie Skinner who passed away … Continue reading


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Ewing must use meeting to sort out farming crisis

24 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland’s new rural affairs secretary has been urged to use a meeting planned for tomorrow to sort out the country’s farming crisis. Fergus Ewing will meet with the industry for the first time on Wednesday as he seeks to address … Continue reading


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Ruth unveils shadow cabinet

19 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has revealed her new shadow cabinet for the forthcoming parliamentary term. The appointments are as follows: Leader – Ruth Davidson Chief whip – John Lamont Deputy leader and shadow cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and … Continue reading