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Ruth Davidson MSP

Ruth congratulates Scottish team on medal record

29 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish team at Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games has surpassed its best ever medal haul. Athletes have now won 34 medals – beating the 33 achieved in Edinburgh in 1986. The record – including 13 golds –was sealed after the men’s … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Thousands of children receive healthy weight interventions

29 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of overweight youngsters in Scotland have received NHS “interventions” in a bid to tackle obesity, a report has revealed. ISD Scotland said nearly 17,000 children as young as two had been given healthy weight interventions over the last three … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Scotland should seize fracking opportunity

28 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The bidding process for firms extracting shale energy across the UK will begin later today. The UK Government will offer licences for exploration for the whole country, although successful firms will also need to secure separate planning and environmental permission. … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Postcode lottery for pupils taking new Higher exam

25 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

A delay in implementing major reforms in secondary education in Scotland has resulted in some pupils not being able to take the new Higher in the planned timescale. The Scottish Conservatives have warned that the problems could initially affect subject … Continue reading


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Tory MSP completes gruelling Ironman challenge

21 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative MSP John Lamont yesterday completed the world famous Ironman challenge in 12hrs and 47 minutes. During the 10th Anniversary of the UK wide event, held across Bolton and Lancashire, the Conservative MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire battled … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Number of criminal cases diverted from prosecution jumps by almost 75%

18 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of criminal cases diverted from prosecution to social work departments has jumped by almost 75%, figures have shown. The statistics released by the Scottish Government show that since the SNP came to power in 2007, the number of … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

New investment means Scotland can take advantage of shale gas revolution

17 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The UK Government’s decision today to guarantee a £230million loan to help Grangemouth Petrochemical plant take advantage of shale gas will protect hundreds of jobs in Scotland. The plant has signed a contract with German-based TGE Gas Engineering, and construction … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

Construction sector suffers successive quarterly decline

16 Jul 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures released today show Scotland’s construction sector has seen a successive quarterly fall in output. During quarter one of 2014, output fell by one per cent, which follows a drop during the last quarter of 2013 at the same rate. … Continue reading