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Kids 6 times more likely to have development problems based on where they live

9 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Concern has been raised about the development of toddlers in certain parts of the country – after it emerged a child in Inverclyde is six times more likely to have problems than one in Aberdeenshire. The postcode lottery has been … Continue reading


Huge drop in primary school music teachers

9 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of dedicated music teachers working in Scotland’s primary schools has plummeted by 42 per cent in the past seven years. Latest figures have revealed there were just 62 teachers across the country whose main job in primaries was … Continue reading


Tax gap between Scotland and rUK widens tomorrow

6 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have warned that the economy could be damaged by the growing “tax gap” between Scotland and the rest of the UK as the new financial year begins tomorrow. Across the UK, all taxpayers will benefit from the … Continue reading


Scores write to Sturgeon’s team complaining about trains

5 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Dozens of commuters are so fed up of Scotland’s train services they’ve written specifically to the First Minister and her transport minister to complain. Freedom of Information responses have revealed that, in the space of just two months last year, … Continue reading


Sturgeon in denial about her education priority pledge

4 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon is “in denial” about the fact she’s failed to act on her now infamous pledge to make education a number one priority. At First Minister’s Questions today, she was presented with more statistics exposing how education was suffering … Continue reading


Soft touch SNP oppose making cutting off tag a crime

2 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP has prevented convicted criminals who tamper with their electronic tag while under electronic monitoring conditions from being automatically charged with an additional offence. The Scottish Conservatives tabled an amendment to the Management of Offenders Bill this morning that … Continue reading


Schools say subject choice problem is made worse by teacher shortages

2 Apr 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

7 out of 10 Scottish schools who responded to a Scottish Parliamentary survey have stated that problems recruiting teachers have put further constraints on subject choice. The survey was organised as part of the official inquiry into narrowing subject choice … Continue reading


Overstretched police struggling to submit cases to the Crown on time

29 Mar 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Overstretched police are taking longer to submit cases to the Crown and Procurator Fiscal than at any time since the SNP came to power, it has emerged. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed nearly one in five cases, where … Continue reading