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Liz Smith MSP

Third of councils report increase in assaults on teachers

20 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Around a third of Scottish councils have reported a rise in the number of assaults by pupils on teachers over the last three years. Figures obtained by the Scottish Conservatives following a freedom of information request show 10 out of … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Life expectancy up, but huge inequalities remain

16 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Life expectancy in Scotland continues to increase, a report released today has shown. However, the gap between rich and poor remains stark, and the average lifespan of both men and women north of the border lag behind rates in England. … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

Huge boost in employment and the economy for Scotland

15 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Unemployment in Scotland has plummeted again – with the rate now 0.5 per cent lower than the rest of the UK, figures published today have revealed. The number of those out of work dropped in the last three months by … Continue reading


Alex Johnstone MSP

Spending on pothole repairs soars under the SNP

14 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Figures uncovered by the Scottish Conservatives show the cost of repairing Scotland’s potholes has soared under the SNP’s watch. Since the SNP came to power council spending on road repairs has gone up from £163milion in 2007/08 to £220million in … Continue reading


Annabel Goldie MSP

Strathclyde proposals a ‘floor not a ceiling’

10 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have submitted their views to the Smith Commission on further devolution for Scotland. In a letter written by the party’s two nominees – Prof Adam Tomkins and constitution spokeswoman Annabel Goldie MSP – the party sets out … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

Swinney’s 10% tax an ‘assault on aspiration’

9 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has announced a replacement to stamp duty that will see people buying homes over £250,000 hit with a 10 per cent tax. In what is Scotland’s first tax-making decision in more than 300 years, the SNP has … Continue reading


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Salmond broke health spending pledge

9 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Alex Salmond broke a manifesto pledge to protect health spending in Scotland, resulting in hundreds of millions of pounds taken out of the NHS. For the second week running at First Minister’s Questions, he continued to insist that an Institute … Continue reading


Jackson Carlaw MSP

Norovirus takes hold early as number of closed wards reaches 12-month high

9 Oct 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of hospital wards closed because of the winter vomiting bug has reached its highest level in more than a year, months before the norovirus season traditionally takes hold. Figures published this morning revealed there now nine wards across … Continue reading