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Douglas Ross elected leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

6 Aug 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Newly-elected Scottish Conservative party leader Douglas Ross MP has pledged to focus not on the divisions of the past but on rebuilding and restoring Scotland.  Speaking ahead of his first appearance as Scottish Conservative and Unionist party leader in Forres this afternoon, … Continue reading


Freedom of speech must not be destroyed by SNP

28 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government’s controversial hate crimes legislation must be dramatically altered to protect free speech, the Scottish Conservatives have said. The call comes after both the Law Society of Scotland and the Scottish Police Federation have stated serious reservations about … Continue reading


SNP must stop selling Covid facemasks

27 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Annie Wells, Scottish Conservative deputy leader has written to Peter Murrell, the SNP Chief Executive, and asked that the SNP stops selling branded facemasks on its website. In the letter Ms Wells states that thousands of people have suffered as … Continue reading


Seven times Sturgeon made Covid-19 briefings about politics

27 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly used the live Covid-19 briefings to score party political points, analysis has revealed. Pressure is mounting on the BBC to stop providing an almost-daily platform to the First Minister in relation to coronavirus updates amid criticism … Continue reading


Over 3,500 more disabled Scots waiting for housing

24 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have revealed that over 3,500 more disabled Scots are currently waiting for housing compared to last year. The figures compiled from freedom of information requests to local authorities show that the numbers of disabled people waiting for … Continue reading


Swinney’s lack of leadership risking Sturgeon’s ‘number one priority’

24 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The lack of leadership being shown by the education secretary is risking the repeated pledge made by Nicola Sturgeon that education is her top priority, the Scottish Conservatives have said. John Swinney yesterday again delayed giving parents a guarantee that … Continue reading


Lack of certainty over school return ‘completely unacceptable’

23 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The refusal of the SNP government to give a guarantee that schools will reopen in full on August 11 has been criticised by the Scottish Conservatives. Earlier today, education secretary John Swinney said infection rates were down, further progress had … Continue reading


SNP must commit to full time education as worried parents voice concerns

23 Jul 2020 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives have demanded that the SNP government, today, formally commits to reopening schools full time next term. The Scottish Government has stated that they will only make this decision on the 30th July – only 11 days in … Continue reading