Monthly Archive

January 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 30 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Call to halt Nuclear Weapons Convoys receives approval

SNP MP Owen Thompson has welcomed the decision in the House of Commons today to give a second reading to his parliamentary Bill which would stop weapons of mass destruction being transported through t... read more..


Services at Vale of Leven

Health Secretary positive about hospital’s future. Commenting on press reports regarding the future of the Vale of Leven hospital, Health Secretary Shona Robison said: ... read more..


MUNDELL’S muddle over post study work visas

The SNP has given a cautious welcome to an indication from Scottish Secretary David Mundell that he is still open to the idea of reinstating the post-study work visa in Scotland – rolling back on his ... read more..


Call for halt to Nuclear weapons convoys across Scotland

SNP MP CONDEMNS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ RISK TO THE PUBLIC  SNP MP Owen Thompson has condemned the transportation of nuclear material through the streets of Scotland as an “unacceptable risk to public sa... read more..


SNP MP launches campaign against tax credit 'rape clause'

A Scottish MP has launched a poster campaign challenging the government’s “appalling” budget proposal that would require a woman who had a third child as the result of rape to justify her position to ... read more..


Scottish workers better off

AVERAGE PAY IN SCOTLAND NOW HIGHER THAN ENGLAND FOR FIRST TIME   New analysis showing average pay in Scotland has been welcomed today, as evidence that the SNP’s approach to investing in a h... read more..


Experts warn Tories could push renewables industry "off a cliff"

CUTS TO RENEWABLES SUPPORT THREATEN BOOMING INDUSTRY IN SCOTLAND  Expert analysis has shown that UK Government mismanagement threatens to push the renewable energy industry “off a cliff” – ... read more..


Scots firm sells wind turbines to Japan

A SCOTTISH manufacturer of small wind turbines has sold its first appliances in Japan just weeks after establishing a subsidiary in the country.Gaia-Wind, which is based in Port Dundas, Glasgow, alrea... read more..


Austerity: SNP are right and the rest are wrong.

AN award-winning economist has attacked the austerity policies adopted by Labour and the Tories as “naive” and likened them to a kindergarten understanding of economics. At the same time Professor Ste... read more..


SNP protects disabled student allowance

TORIES SLASH SUPPORT FOR SCRIBES, ACCOMMODATION AND COMPUTING EQUIPMENT   The SNP has today described the UK government’s cuts to the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) as a “callous act” whil... read more..


Gail Storm in Helensburgh

Over the course of the day we had 64 SNP activists brave the blizzard in Helensburgh to attend the old post office, in Colquhoun square, for a day of inspirational speaches from the likes of Brendan O... read more..


TORIES plotting triple whammy for household budgets

The SNP has today challenged Ruth Davidson on the “hypocrisy” of her posturing against tax rises while proposing a triple whammy of tax rises on household budgets.... read more..


SCOTLAND has bigget drop in UK civil service jobs

TORIES SHOULD ABANDON AUSTERITY AND INVEST IN PUBLIC SERVICES  The SNP has today highlighted new analysis by the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) which shows that since 2011 ther... read more..



This Saturday, 16th January, the Helensburgh Branch will be hosting a Campaign Conference, this will mark the launch of our Holyrood Campaign. The event will take place in the old post office off Colq... read more..


PMQs: "Total disregard" for Scotland on post-study work

SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson has challenged the Tories on their "total disregard" for Scotland following a decision to rule out a return of the post-study work visa - a decision which clearl... read more..


TRIDENT- Corbyn brought to heel by party officials

LABOUR IN DISARRAY NORTH AND SOUTH OF BORDER MONTHS FROM HOLYROOD POLL  The SNP has today claimed that Jeremy Corbyn is “unable to lead” after he was brought to heel by party officials on Triden... read more..


SNP warns Osbourne

HOSIE: UK GOVERNMENT MUST INVEST FOR A BALANCED AND RESILIENT ECONOMY  The Scottish National Party will today (Wednesday) use its Westminster opposition day debate to warn that Chancellor George... read more..


Call for halt to Nuclear Warhead Convoys throygh Scottland's street

MSP CONDEMNS ‘UNACCEPTABLE’ RISK TO THE PUBLIC  SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has today expressed serious concern after it emerged that a convoy of nuclear weapons was driven across Scotland this weeke... read more..


Michael Russell & Brendan O'Hara kick off Election Campaign

Michael Russell & Brendan O'Hara kick off election campaign with a pledge to keep Scotland moving forward  ACTIVISTS TAKE POSITIVE MESSAGE TO ARGYLL AND BUTE IN CAMPAIGN FOR HISTORIC THIRD T... read more..


“disappointment and shock” at Billy Irving’s 5 years

Argyll & Bute MP expresses “disappointment and shock” at Billy Irving’s 5 years “rigorous imprisonment” to Foreign Office. This morning (Monday) I met with the Foreign Office Minister, Hugo Swire... read more..


On the campaign trail

As you can see from the the images Gail Robertson and teams have not been idle. We will be having our first active campaign meeting on the 16th in Helensburgh and from then till may it will be all abo... read more..


Dugdale must clarify if 'something for nothing' is still labour policy

LAMONT’S ATTACK ON UNIVERSAL SERVICES RETURNS TO HAUNT LABOUR   SNP Campaign Director John Swinney has today (Saturday) called on the Labour party to clarify their position on universal serv... read more..


Tories confirm plan to end free education in Scotland

Unfunded colleges commitment leaves students in the dark Commenting on confirmation from the Scottish Tories today (Sunday) that they would end free higher education in Scotland, George Adam MSP ... read more..


Call for Scotland to be removed from trade union bill

‘GROWING CONSENSUS’ THAT SCOTLAND SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM BILL The SNP has today welcomed the ‘growing consensus’ that Scotland should be removed from the Tory government’s Trade Union Bill – after b... read more..


SNP call for independent pensions commision

DISAPPOINTING TORY TURNOUT TO PENSIONS DEBATE The SNP has today called on the UK Government to set up an independent commission to investigate how changes to the state pension will effect both men an... read more..


Mundell dodges questions on fiscal framework

SNP: UK GOVERNMENT MUST COMMIT TO FAIR DEAL FOR SCOTLAND   The Scottish National Party has called on David Mundell to commit to a fair deal for Scotland on the fiscal framework accompanying ... read more..


UK Government must review unfair cap funding allocation

£190 Million lost to Scotland's rural economy    The SNP has today called on the UK Rural Affairs Secretary to undertake a review of how the UK Government allocates Common Agricultural Polic... read more..


UK Gogernment slammed for poor record on public projects

The SNP has criticised the UK Government for its “total lack of control” of spending on public projects after a National Audit Office report showed a third of major projects expected within the next 5... read more..


MSP comments on Rest and Be Thankful closure.

Today's closure is a setback but safety has to be paramount. None the less it is very important that local people and visitors continues to see progress with work on the A83 at the Rest & Be Thank... read more..


Dugdale's copycat housing policy built on shakey foundations

Responding to Labour’s housing announcement this morning, SNP MSP Clare Adamson said:   “Kezia Dugdale’s policy is ill-considered and doesn’t address real housing need in Scotland.  &nb... read more..

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