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Douglas Ross’s speech to Conservative Party Conference 2020

3 Oct 2020 Posted in Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

The full speech is as follows. Check against delivery: Let’s put an end to defeatism and disinterest We are the Conservative and Unionist Party. Unionism is in our name and for more than 100 years it has formed the core … Continue reading


Douglas Ross launches jobs plan to ‘power up’ Scottish economy

31 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross will today launch his first major policy paper, an ambitious jobs and economic recovery plan to “power up Scotland” and rebuild the economy stronger. As the Scottish Government prepares to announce its Programme for Government, … Continue reading


John Swinney’s reputation damaged beyond repair

13 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have said that John Swinney’s reputation has been damaged irreparably by refusing to resign over the SQA exams fiasco. Education secretary John Swinney survived the vote of no confidence this afternoon after receiving the support of the … Continue reading


Douglas Ross Announces New Shadow Cabinet

11 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has announced his new Shadow Cabinet team. Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet: Ruth Davidson – Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP Group Jamie Greene MSP – Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills Liam … Continue reading


Douglas Ross: give pupils every chance to succeed

6 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative party leader Douglas Ross MP has said that the SNP Government should give pupils every chance to succeed and change the rules on grades this year. Douglas has said pupils this year should be allowed to choose to … Continue reading


Douglas Ross proposes Aberdeen economic recovery plan

6 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative party leader Douglas Ross MP has today proposed a recovery plan to protect jobs and businesses in Aberdeen. On his second day as leader, Douglas has set out solutions to help the city get through the localised lockdown … Continue reading


SNP must withdraw hate crimes bill after Faculty of Advocates criticism

6 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP must u-turn on its “damaging and inept” hate crimes bill following a blistering attack by legal experts, according to the Scottish Conservatives. Shadow justice secretary Liam Kerr made the call after the Faculty of Advocates published its response … Continue reading


Douglas Ross elected leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

6 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Newly-elected Scottish Conservative party leader Douglas Ross MP has pledged to focus not on the divisions of the past but on rebuilding and restoring Scotland.  Speaking ahead of his first appearance as Scottish Conservative and Unionist party leader in Forres this afternoon, … Continue reading