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Scots can overcome EU challenge as part of UK

28 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland will be better placed facing up to the challenges of the EU referendum result as part of the UK, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said. In a speech to the Scottish Parliament today, she sought to amend a … Continue reading


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Ruth: Scotland and UK must protect trade with EU

27 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson will use a parliamentary debate on the EU referendum tomorrow to support efforts to keep the UK within the European single market. The Scottish Conservative leader will argue that the practical way forward for Scotland and the UK is … Continue reading


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Ruth comments on EU referendum result

24 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Speaking at the party headquarters in Edinburgh, she said: Good afternoon This morning I spoke to the Prime Minister and offered my thanks on behalf of the party in Scotland for his service to this country. He has served Britain … Continue reading


Brian Whittle

Statistics reveal postcode lottery on secondary school PE targets

22 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Some councils in Scotland are failing to meet PE targets in secondary schools, an official report has revealed. Official Scottish Government statistics show variation by area – when it comes to meeting the target of two periods – or 100 … Continue reading


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Number of pupils heading to college reaches new low after SNP cuts

22 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The impact of SNP college cuts has been exposed in new figures which reveal no progress has been made in pupils moving on to further education. According to Scottish Government statistics released today, 23.4 per cent of school-leavers secured a … Continue reading


Douglas Ross

Worrying trends emerging despite overall fall in crime

20 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

A number of worrying trends in crime are emerging across Scotland, despite an overall decrease in crimes recorded, figures have shown. While ministers celebrate official statistics revealing a 3.2 per cent fall in recorded crime, the Scottish Conservatives pointed to … Continue reading


Miles Briggs

Centralisation of cleft lip and palate surgery will cause added stress to families living in the east

20 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP plans to centralise cleft lip and palate surgery will cause extra stress on families living in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives said today. Currently, Scotland has two clinics – in Edinburgh and Glasgow – which … Continue reading


Additional support teacher numbers hit new low

17 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of teachers employed to provide additional support for pupils has fallen to a new low, research has shown. Last year, there were just 2936 teachers with additional support needs as their main subject in Scotland. That’s 27 fewer … Continue reading