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John Lamont MSP

Salmond in no position to give guarantees on future of shipbuilding under independence

16 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Alex Salmond today claimed that he could personally guarantee that the Royal Navy will continue to place orders for new warships in Scotland under independence. However, the MOD has not built complex warships outside of the UK since the Second … Continue reading


Ruth Davidson MSP

Scotland’s education system failing children from poorer backgrounds

16 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Pupils from poorer backgrounds in Scotland are missing out on top school grades compared to those living in wealthy families, depriving many of a place at university. In some areas the gap is so wide they are twenty times less … Continue reading


John Lamont MSP

Women will see through Salmond’s referendum appeal

14 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Alex Salmond today spoke at the SNP conference in Aberdeen, with just five months until the referendum vote. But, he once again failed to provide voters with the real facts and costs of separation. Instead, the First Minister chose to … Continue reading


Liz Smith MSP

Demolition U-turn a victory for common sense

14 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The organisers of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have today announced that the demolition of the Red Road flats will not feature as part of the event’s opening ceremony. Reacting to the decision, Scottish Conservative sports spokeswoman Liz Smith MSP … Continue reading


David Mundell MP

SNP ‘fundies’ on wrong side of devo-dividing line

11 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

The referendum campaign has shown the SNP to be opposed to devolution, and has released their “inner fundie”, a senior MP has said. Writing on the website Conservative Home, Scotland Office minister David Mundell said this weekend’s conference would reveal … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Scotland now accounts for more than half of UK windfarms

11 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scotland now hosts more than 50 per cent of the UK’s onshore wind turbines, it has been revealed. Despite accounting for less than 10 per cent of the population, there are currently 2,315 operating turbines north of the border. Latest … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Salmond’s Stamp Tax would hit firms in the pocket

6 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Firms could face higher costs and consumers hit with increased postal charges under the SNP’s plans for independence. Alex Salmond claimed last September that he would re-nationalise the Royal Mail if Scotland became independent. But, asked in a series of … Continue reading


Tribute to Margo MacDonald MSP

4 Apr 2014 Posted in Latest Releases, Top Stories

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has paid tribute to Lothians MSP Margo MacDonald, who passed away earlier today. Ruth said: “Margo MacDonald was a huge figure in Scottish politics and a complete one-off. “Forthright and determined, she was also humorous … Continue reading