Monthly Archive

January 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 64 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

STURGEON - Labour Councils must back living wage for care workers

Speaking at the first annual SNP Disabled Members’ Conference today, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will call on Scottish Labour to work with the SNP to make the living wage a reality for social care ... read more..


Helensburgh man wins Australian Grand Slam

SNP Candidate Gail Robertson offers her congratulations to Helensburgh’s Gordon Reid following his first ever Grand Slam victory in the Australian Open Wheelchair Tennis Singles Final.Gail said, “Gord... read more..


Tories keep Scotland in the dark about nuclear convoys

SNP MP CALLS ON UK GOVERNMENT TO CONSULT ON TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS CARGO  SNP MP Douglas Chapman is today urging the UK government to give the Scottish Government advance notification when ... read more..


A record to be proud of

I pledged when I became First Minister that I would put education right at the heart of my government’s priorities. This week I was in Ayr to visit the site of the new Queen Margaret Academy, one of 1... read more..


Fresh blow to Cameron over Carbon Capture Storage

BILL DOUBLES ON UK CLIMATE TARGETS AFTER TORY ENERGY BETRAYAL   The UK government’s mismanagement of the Scottish and UK-wide energy sector has been exposed this week in a letter to Tory ene... read more..


Water bills lower in Scotland than England or Wales

SNP COMMITTED TO KEEPING SCOTTISH WATER IN PUBLIC HANDS   New analysis from the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) shows that household water bills in Scotland are lo... read more..


Embassy chases British expat vote -but French-born MSP still has no vote

‘AFTERNOON TEA INCENTIVE’ FOR EXPATS IN FRANCE WHO REGISTER  A UK Embassy competition to encourage British expats in France to vote in the EU referendum, where the prize is afternoon tea at a Pa... read more..


SNP to hold first disabled conference

‘GROUND-BREAKING OPPORTUNITY’ TO ADDRESS UNDERREPRESENTATION    The SNP will today (Saturday) hold the party’s first ever Disabled Members Conference – aimed at breaking down the barriers fa... read more..


Our elected members working for the constituancy

Argyll & Bute MSP Michael Russell has given his backing to residents of the village of Furnace on the A83 in Argyll who have submitted a petition to the Transport Minister demanding action after a... read more..


SCOTTISH Government delivering 75% of new funding for North East

TORIES ‘LETTING NORTH EAST DOWN’ WITH UNDERWHELMING CONTRIBUTION The Scottish Government is to invest 75 per cent of the total new funding for the North East of Scotland – after the UK Government com... read more..


RUSSELL congratulates Sally Loudon on appointment to COSLA

MSP urges Argyll & Bute Council to use CEO vacancy to drive major change. Speaking after the announcement of the appointment of Sally Loudon,  Chief Executive of Argyll & Bute Council as... read more..


SNP welcome bedroom tax rulling

WHITEFORD: ‘TORIES MUST NOW SCRAP THIS UNFAIR AND DISCRIMINATORY TAX ON DISADVANTAGED CITIZENS'   The Scottish National Party has welcomed a Court of Appeal ruling today that the Tory Govern... read more..


SNP back voter registration drive

EVERYONE IN SCOTLAND MUST HAVE THEIR SAY IN COUNTRY’S FUTURE  The SNP has today backed a new campaign encouraging thousands of voters missing from the electoral roll to register to vote in time ... read more..


SNP call for urgent action to support north sea jobs

MEASURES NEEDED IN UK BUDGET TO SUPPORT INDUSTRY IN “TIME OF GREATEST NEED”   The SNP has today reiterated calls for the UK Government to support exploration in the oil and gas sector.... read more..


SALMOND speaks at council of eurpope on combating Terrorism

SNP International Affairs and Europe spokesperson, Alex Salmond, has spoken at the Council of Europe parliamentary committee today on the subject of combating terrorism. Mr Salmond was contributing to... read more..


SNP warn of 'constitutional crisis' if human rights act repealed

WELCOME CALLS FOR MORE CONSULTATION WITH DEVOLVED ADMINISTRATIONS  The Scottish National Party has warned that the impact of UK government plans to repeal the Human Rights Act against the wishes... read more..


Tory U-turn on carer's allowance "long overdue"

The SNP has said the DWP's decision to exempt carers from the benefit cap is "long over-due" and that the Tories must fully investigate the impact of future policies before implementing changes.... read more..


Brendan O'Hara welcome more investment on the A83

Speaking after attending the A83 Task Force meeting this morning in Arrochar, at which Transport Minister Derek MacKay announce a further £6.6 million investment, local MP Brendan O'Hara said;... read more..


100 DAYS: SNP pledge to keep Scotland moving forward

SWINNEY SETS OUT CAMPAIGN ON STRONG RECORD, POSITIVE VISION AND CREDIBLE COMMITMENTS    With 100 days to go until the Scottish Parliament election approaching, the Scottish National Party h... read more..


COST of Westminster restoration ‘unthinkable at a time of austerity’

OPPORTUNITY TO REFORM AND MODERNISE THE WAY PARLIAMENT WORKS SHOULD NOT BE MISSED   The Scottish National Party has said the astronomical cost of Westminster restoration is ‘unthinkable’ dur... read more..


SCOTTISH economic development spending double UK Level

SNP “COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING AND GROWING OUR ECONOMY”   The SNP has today highlighted new analysis from the independent Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) which shows that in Sco... read more..


SNP call for halt on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The SNP's Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has called on David Cameron to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia as legal analysis shows the UK Government could be breaking national, EU and internationa... read more..


TORY cuts threaten employability programmes

EXPERT WARNS CUTS WILL “CONSTRAIN” EFFECTIVENESS AS PROGRAMMES DEVOLVED   The Scottish National Party has today (Sunday) called on the UK Government to rethink cuts to employability programm... read more..


Cross-party condemnation for tory disregard for Scottish Steel

SOUBRY MUST ISSUE PUBLIC APOLOGY FOR INSULT TO STEEL WORKERS  SNP MSP Clare Adamson has today challenged Tory Business Minister Anna Soubry to issue a ‘full, sincere and public apology’ to Scotl... read more..


SNP victory in Hamilton by-election a fresh blow to Labour

STEPHANIE Callaghan has won the South Lanarkshire council seat of Hamilton North and East for the SNP. Callaghan’s win means the SNP have now won 26 of the 29 council by-elections held since last May... read more..


SNP hits back at ‘bizarre’ charge of ignoring oil sector

AN SNP MP has described as “ludicrous” a Scottish Labour blog entry which blames the Scottish Government for failing to respond to the falling price of oil because it was “politically embarrassing”. ... read more..


SCOTLAND “Punching above our weight” in tourism

The devolution of APD is a “golden opportunity” to boost Scotland’s thriving tourism industry, the SNP said today, after figures revealed that tourists spend more per head in Scotland than the UK aver... read more..


Record high school leavers in education, work or training

SNP “AMBITIOUS FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE”   New figures show that the proportion of school leavers in a positive destination (further or higher education, work or training) has incr... read more..


Employment rate in Scotland is now UK’s best

EMPLOYMENT in Scotland reached a record level between September and November, with 21,000 more people in work, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said the total of 2,63... read more..


Nuclear tour ministers are accused of ‘showing off’

MINISTRY of Defence chiefs were slammed by anti-nuclear weapon campaigners yesterday after putting on a glossy press tour of the HMS Vigilant ahead of the vote on renewing Trident. The CND said they ... read more..

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