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Final opportunity for the Planning Bill to put people first

18 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have set out their top priorities that the Planning (Scotland) Bill must address prior to becoming law. The final stage of the Planning (Scotland) Bill is due to dominate parliamentary timetable at Holyrood this week. MSPs at … Continue reading


Methadone’s hospital toll revealed

14 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Thousands of vulnerable drug addicts have ended up in hospital after overdosing on the very treatment prescribed by the NHS to help them, it has emerged. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed there have been 4479 hospital admissions caused … Continue reading


Move to sell Prestwick airport welcomed

13 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has confirmed today that Prestwick Airport, which has been in public ownership since being purchased by the government in November 2013 for £1, is now being marketed for potential sale. In response to a question in the … Continue reading


Children taking fewer subjects in school under the SNP

13 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Pupils in Scotland are on average taking fewer subjects at s4 level now than when the SNP’s Curriculum for Excellence was introduced, it has been revealed. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has shown there are now 165 schools in Scotland … Continue reading


SNP fail to support more ambitious targets for energy efficient homes

12 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP Climate Change Secretary has today failed to support more ambitious targets for energy efficient homes that would have helped to combat fuel poverty.  During a Ministerial Statement on greenhouse gas emissions, Roseanna Cunningham would not back an EPC target … Continue reading


SNP fails to keep prison officers safe and well

12 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have accused the SNP of failing to keep prison officers safe and well after it has emerged that prison officer sick days have increased by almost 50 percent over the last four years. In a freedom of … Continue reading


Swinney ignores teachers to press ahead with p1 testing

11 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Education secretary John Swinney has confirmed the SNP will continue the testing of primary one pupils, despite widespread criticism from teachers. Addressing MSPs in Holyrood today, he said he’d considered the evidence and believed the assessments should continue. Every other … Continue reading


Decision to scrap year-long sentences ‘betrays’ victims

11 Jun 2019 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The decision by Holyrood’s Justice Committee to support abolishing jail sentences of less than a year “betrays” the victims of crime, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Other opposition parties today backed the controversial SNP plans, which will see dangerous criminals … Continue reading