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Local papers need long term support from SNP

21 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are asking the SNP government to implement a long term strategy to support local newspapers as they continue to fight for survival. Fresh from securing the same financial support for these trusted new sources as retail, leisure … Continue reading


Lockdown exit will only succeed if SNP sorts out testing

21 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s route out of lockdown will only succeed if it sorts out problems with testing, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Nicola Sturgeon revealed the four-stage plan today, which will see restrictions gradually lifted from the end of next week. … Continue reading


Health Secretary has lost the confidence of the public

21 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jackson Carlaw, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, has written to the First Minister and stated that the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman no longer has the confidence of the public. The letter comes after it emerged that almost 1,000 hospital patients … Continue reading


Scotland faces ‘significant cancer crisis’

21 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Experts have warned Scotland faces a “significant cancer crisis” due to a backlog in diagnosis and treatment. A briefing from Cancer Research UK has urged the SNP government to set out an urgent strategy to return cancer services to pre-coronavirus … Continue reading


Sturgeon ducks responsibility on Nike conference scandal

20 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of ducking responsibility after claiming she had nothing to do with keeping details of a coronavirus-hit Nike conference secret. The First Minister has been under increasing pressure over the summit which took place at the … Continue reading


SNP must establish pupils who are losing out in lockdown

20 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has been urged to establish exactly how many school pupils are without access to digital learning during coronavirus lockdown. The Scottish Conservatives have repeatedly asked ministers to publish figures on the estimated number of children whose homes don’t … Continue reading


Local papers should be given same support as retailers

20 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Local newspapers need the same financial support being offered to the retail, leisure and hospitality industry, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The party will table an amendment in Holyrood today seeking the increased assistance for one of the country’s most … Continue reading


Freeman fails to confirm patients discharged to care homes were Covid free

19 May 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Jeane Freeman, the Health Secretary has admitted that almost 40 percent of delayed discharge patients were discharged to care homes at the beginning of the Covid crisis, but failed to confirm they had been tested for the virus. The Scottish … Continue reading