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Ruth welcomes Richard Keen’s Advocate General appointment

29 May 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative chairman Richard Keen has been appointed Advocate General for Scotland. Leader Ruth Davidson welcomed the announcement, and paid tribute to the QC ahead of his move to become the most senior legal adviser to the UK Government on … Continue reading


Mary Scanlon MSP

Call to reduce burden on retained firefighters

28 May 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The burden on retained firefighters should be lifted by reducing their time commitment, the Scottish Conservatives said today. The issue was raised in the Audit Committee this week (Wednesday 27 May). In Scotland around 85 per cent of the 359 … Continue reading


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Free childcare no use without flexibility

28 May 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government must match its pledge of 600 hours of free childcare with flexibility which allows parents to return to work, the Scottish Conservatives have argued. Leader Ruth Davidson challenged Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister’s Questions on the issue, … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Teacher cutbacks hindering progress in education

26 May 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Cutbacks in teacher numbers are hindering progress in education, the Scottish Conservatives said today. The issue was highlighted in a debate on education in the Scottish Parliament today (26 May). Recently, the Scottish Government have been heavily criticised for a fall … Continue reading


Margaret Mitchell MSP

Crime Prevention Panels still facing axe after funding cut

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

Police Scotland are continuing to withdraw vital funding from Crime Prevention Panels, the Scottish Conservatives can reveal. The voluntary-led groups are facing the axe as the Force intends to remove police officer support from local meetings. The SNP were recently … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Call for nursery ‘virtual voucher’ for parents

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

The Scottish Conservatives are backing calls for a ‘virtual voucher’ to widen access to nurseries for working parents. The introduction of such a voucher would help many of Scotland’s working parents access government-funded nursery provision. The SNP government has a … Continue reading


Gavin Brown MSP

SNP deliberately delaying publication of oil and gas projections

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

The SNP are deliberately delaying the publication of an Oil and Gas Analytical Bulletin because projections are much worse than expected, the Scottish Conservatives said today. During the referendum, the Scottish Government used wildly inaccurate projections to suggest oil and … Continue reading


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Primary testing must be brought back to Scotland’s schools

21 May 2015 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Testing of pupils in primary schools is urgently needed to raise education standards across the country, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Leader Ruth Davidson challenged the SNP to re-introduce the measures in order to collect data and see how schools … Continue reading