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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

SNP must put bid to empty prisons on hold

7 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The SNP government has been urged to put on hold plans to rely more on the tagging of offenders until it can prove the system works. The call comes after the case of killer James Wright, who was able to … Continue reading


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Sturgeon urged to consign Salmond’s dodgy dossier to history

7 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon and John Swinney should set out – once and for all – whether they now accept their White Paper plan prior to the Independence Referendum was “misleading and nonsensical”, the Scottish Conservatives have said today. Ahead of the … Continue reading


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Scottish Conservatives urge SNP to endorse sentencing for exploitation of vulnerable people

7 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives will today urge the SNP to recognise the exploitation of vulnerable people during the sentencing of criminals, a key recommendation of the Bracadale report. The independent Bracadale review into hate crime legislation has made multiple suggestions including … Continue reading


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SNP preparations for farming after Brexit ‘a shambles’

6 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs has shirked his responsibilities by not devising a detailed plan for the agricultural sector after Brexit and failing to properly deliver the CAP IT system. At the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee today Fergus … Continue reading


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Parole system must be reformed

6 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservatives are today calling for major reforms to Scotland’s parole system to shift the balance back in favour of victims and communities. It comes amid growing concern across the UK about the system in the wake of the … Continue reading


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MSPs give Frank’s Law the green light

5 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

Legislation to implement Frank’s Law in Scotland has been given the green light by MSPs, nearly a year after the campaign was formally launched at Holyrood. It means the new rules – allowing under 65s with conditions like dementia to … Continue reading


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1 in 3 children wait too long for mental health care

5 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The latest child mental health figures published by ISD Scotland today show that during the last quarter only 70 percent of children were seen within the 18-week target. This represents a staggering failure to meet the Scottish Government’s own 90 … Continue reading


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Nurses leaving NHS in record numbers as sickness rates soar

5 Jun 2018 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Top Stories

The number of nurses leaving Scotland’s NHS has reached a new high, while sickness absence among staff is also on the rise. Statistics released this morning by ISD Scotland also revealed spending on bank and agency nurses to plug gaps … Continue reading