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Jackson Carlaw MSP

Labour risks turning back on Scotland’s Jewish community ‘for good’

20 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Labour risks turning its back on Scotland’s Jewish community for good unless leader Jeremy Corbyn uses his trip north to address the “clear” anti-Semitism in the party, it has been warned. Mr Corbyn began his four-day tour in central Scotland … Continue reading


Miles Choice Landscape

Sturgeon risks becoming ‘Beeching of Scotland’s NHS’

11 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Repeated cuts to health services across rural communities could lead to Nicola Sturgeon being remembered as the “Beeching of Scotland’s NHS”, it has been warned. Speaking ahead of a visit to Orkney, shadow health secretary Miles Briggs said hospitals and … Continue reading


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Suicide prevention strategy must be implemented without further delay

9 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has finally published its suicide prevention plan, over a month later than originally promised. While the number of suicides in Scotland has reduced slightly last year, there was still a worrying rise in male casualties, from 517 … Continue reading


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Urgent review needed to restore Scotland’s gold-standard reputation on subject choice

9 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

John Swinney must order an urgent review into the decline in subject choice in Scottish schools, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. It comes as a study by Professor Jim Scott reveals that the number of S4 pupils studying and … Continue reading


Miles Choice Landscape

500 sick kids diverted since children’s ward closure

8 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Around 500 sick youngsters have been diverted to a hospital 20 miles away since the controversial closure of a children’s ward, health bosses have admitted. NHS Lothian shut the paediatric facility at St John’s Hospital in Livingston to out of … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Exam results ‘expose SNP complacency’ on education

7 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

SNP complacency on education has been “exposed” after a fall in exam pass rates across several key areas was revealed today. The Scottish Conservatives said “major issues” at National 4 and 5 level proves the nationalist government “simply isn’t up … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives call for music tuition in schools to be urgently debated by Holyrood’s education committee

5 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Liz Smith MSP, Scottish Conservative shadow education secretary has written to the convenor of Holyrood’s Education Committee urging him to review the provision of music in schools as part of the Committee’s work programme. The level of public concern regarding … Continue reading


John Scott MSP

SNP must commit to Michelle’s Law

3 Aug 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The family of Michelle Stewart and Scottish Conservative MSP for Ayr John Scott, today met with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice to discuss their campaign to strengthen victims’ rights; Michelle’s Law. The campaign has been initiated by the Stewart family … Continue reading