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Ruth: Chancellor must act on North Sea

27 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has urged Chancellor George Osborne to act now to ensure a prosperous future for North Sea oil. She said he “must go further” in the upcoming budget, and that with the proper tax regime, billions … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservative leader visits the Scottish Borders

27 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson MSP will visit Duns and Peebles today (Friday 27 February) to urge former Liberal Democrat voters that they now have a home with the Scottish Conservatives. The leader of the Scottish Conservatives is to visit Duns with John … Continue reading


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Ideology and dogma at the root of SNP land reform

26 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s ideology and dogma is getting in the way of practical and sustainable land reform, the Scottish Conservatives have said. It follows warnings from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) today that the Scottish Government’s current proposals ignore … Continue reading


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First Minister’s warm words on consensus ring hollow

26 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have warned First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that her rhetoric on consensus in Parliament will ring hollow without action. When taking office the First Minister claimed that her approach in Parliament would be consensual and repeated this claim … Continue reading


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Schools losing maths and science teachers at the worst possible time

25 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Schools across Scotland are losing teachers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects at the worst possible time, it has been warned. Figures revealed by the Scottish Conservatives as part of a Scottish Parliament debate on education today have … Continue reading


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Scotland needs new power stations to keep the lights on

25 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland needs to build new power stations if it wants to keep the lights on beyond 2025, the Scottish Conservatives will warn in an energy debate tomorrow. With doubts over the future of Longannet power station in Fife, and both … Continue reading


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Former CBI chief to head up new tax commission

24 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Former CBI Scotland director Iain McMillan CBE will head up a new independent Commission for Competitive and Fair Taxation in Scotland, the Scottish Conservatives have announced. The commission will examine how best the Scottish Parliament should use existing and new … Continue reading


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Still no timescale for returning Prestwick to private hands

24 Feb 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

No timescale has been set out by the Scottish Government for returning Prestwick Airport back into private hands, a report has revealed. The struggling airport was bought for £1 by ministers in November 2013 amid falling passenger numbers. However, an … Continue reading