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Jamie Greene

SNP roll-out of low emissions zones ‘unrealistic’

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The timescale for the SNP’s drive to create low emissions zones in Scotland’s cities is unrealistic and causes concern to thousands of motorists, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Transport minister Humza Yousaf confirmed today that trial zones will be in … Continue reading


Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Sturgeon pledges to stick with ‘broken’ named person plans

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon will plough ahead with her hated named person plans, despite the policy being “in tatters”. The First Minister was challenged on the issue today by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, who said the parliament had now joined parents … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Scottish Conservative councils urge the SNP not to cut their budgets further

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservative leaders of four councils have joined forces with the Scottish Conservative Shadow Cabinet Secretary on Finance to urge the Scottish Government not to impose further cuts on local authority budgets. The letter to Derek McKay makes clear … Continue reading


Jamie Greene

SNP roll-out of low emissions zones ‘unrealistic’

7 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The timescale for the SNP’s drive to create low emissions zones in Scotland’s cities is unrealistic and causes concern to thousands of motorists, the Scottish Conservatives have said. Transport minister Humza Yousaf confirmed today that trial zones will be in … Continue reading


Liz-Smith

More delays for SNP’s named person scheme

6 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP’s controversial plans to assign a named person to every young person in Scotland face further delays following an Education Committee vote today. A majority of MSPs said scrutiny of elements of the policy would have to wait until … Continue reading


Murdo Fraser MSP

Crackdown on cowboy private parking firms to be launched

6 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The fight to crack down on rogue private parking firms will move to the next level this week with the launch of a Holyrood members’ bill. Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser will officially begin the public consultation on Friday, with … Continue reading


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Mental health waiting times remain unacceptably high

5 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

3,267 patients waited more than 18 weeks for mental health treatment in the last quarter, according to figures from ISD Scotland. Statistics released today show that 23 per cent of patients waited over the Scottish Government target of 18 weeks … Continue reading


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Planning Bill, a severe blow for localism

5 Dec 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Government has published the Planning (Scotland) Bill on the same day that figures have shown that planning applications for local housing, householder and major housing developments have all fallen. The bill introduces powers for the Scottish Government to … Continue reading