Monthly Archive

March 2016

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

SNP powers through renewables target

SWINNEY – MORE THAN HALF OF SCOTLAND’S ELECTRICITY USE NOW FROM RENEWABLES   Deputy First Minister John Swinney has welcomed new energy statistics published today showing that Scotland has p... read more..


100% BROADBAND to boost Rural Economy

SNP SETS OUT PLAN TO HELP BUSINESS AND FAMILIES IN RURAL SCOTLAND   Every home and business in Scotland will have access to superfast broadband under an SNP government.    The SNP ... read more..


In Memoriam-Alison Cowey

Alison Cowey SNP activist, smallholder and musician; Born: April 25, 1928; Died: March 30, 2012. ... read more..


TORIES IN CRISIS – SNP the only united party in the UK

CAMERON BEGGED TO STAY ON TO AVOID LEADERSHIP VACUUM  The Scottish National Party have said that they are now the only strong and united major party in the UK following report's in today’s Couri... read more..


SNP pledges "dignity and respect" for disabled people

NEW POWERS WILL BE USED TO END “DISGUSTING” WESTMINSTER WELFARE ATTACKS  The Scottish National Party has today pledged that social security in Scotland will have “dignity and respect” as its cor... read more..


The Scottish Leaders' Debate

Watch the Scottish Leaders Debate HERE... read more..


Guide to the Scottish Parliament

The campaign for devolution in Scotland culminated in 1999, with the establishment of a Scottish Parliament. ... read more..


Crowdfunding appeal is launched to save Bruce's seal for the nation

A CROWDFUNDING bid has been launched to save a rare seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce for the people of Scotland. ... read more..


FIRST MINISTER: Negotiations continue with Steel Plant

The SNP has today welcomed the announcement made by the First Minister that negotiations were continuing “to secure the basis for an agreement” that would see the Dalzell and Clydebridge steel plants ... read more..


SNP: Tories played reckless game with 40,000 disabled Scots

BACKTRACKING CHANCELLOR REPEATS TAX CREDITS “FIASCO”   Nicola Sturgeon slammed the UK Government’s botched proposals to slash the incomes of disabled Scots at First Minister’s Questions toda... read more..


From Budapest to the Clyde

Nicola Sturgeon ended her keynote Conference speech with a call for unity and patience. ”Trust me” was the message. ”I know some of you want another referendum tomorrow, but stick with me on this and ... read more..


Argyll and Bute ‘Best Holiday Accommodation’‘The Most Hospitable B&B/Guesthouse’ ‘The Best Restaurant Experience’

Following the announcement of this year’s winners of the Scottish Thistle Awards 2016, I have today written to congratulate the winners from Argyll and Bute for their individual achievements.... read more..


SNP call on Hunt to resolve junior doctors dispute

PHILIPPA WHITFORD: ROTA GAPS IN NHS ENGLAND ARE A REAL DANGER TO PATIENT SAFETY   The Scottish National Party has today repeated calls for Jeremy Hunt to resolve the ongoing dispute between ... read more..


SCOTTISH Parliament passes 'revenge porn' law

BILL INCLUDES MEASURES ON DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL OFFENCES   Those who share intimate images without consent – often described as “revenge porn” – may be prosecuted under a new law passed ... read more..


NEW law to tackle bad practice in funeral industry

INSPECTORS TO BE INTRODUCED WITH OPTION OF FUTURE LICENSING SCHEME   The Scottish funeral industry will be subject to independent inspection in a drive to improve standards and address bad p... read more..


WHO praises 'excellent example' on smoke-free initiatives

TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SMOKING BAN MARKED AT HOLYROOD  Ahead of an event in the Scottish Parliament marking the ten year anniversary of the smoking ban, SNP MSP Stewart Maxwell has welcomed com... read more..


Our income tax plans explained BY DAVID LIVEY

Today Nicola Sturgeon outlined our plans for new income tax powers which will come to the Scottish Parliament from 2017-18. ... read more..


Holyrood to be £950m better off after ministers cave to Scottish pressure

Holyrood will be as much as £950m better off after Treasury ministers caved in to intense pressure from the Scottish government, a finance thinktank has found. ... read more..


Baillie We'll Tax Everybody And Spend The Lot

Watch: Jackie Baillie’s disastrous Sunday Politics interview — ‘to call that a “car-crash” would show a lack of respect to automotive accidents’ ... read more..


At Kilgreggan-Festival of Architecture 2016

It was an honour to be invited to celebrate Kilgreggan and Cove's 150th anniversary of the burgh today. Special thanks to the Community Council and Rosneath Penninsula Heritage Trail for organising a ... read more..


HOSIE: IDS resignation a distraction

The Scottish National Party has today described Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation as a “distraction” from the real issue of cuts to the welfare and disability budget.   Stewart Hosie MP, Econo... read more..


SCOTTISH Government most trusted in EU

LEVELS OF TRUST MORE THAN TWICE EU AVERAGE   The Scottish Government is the most trusted government in the European Union, new analysis has shown.   Earlier this week, the Scottish... read more..


SNP on Ian Duncan Smith resignation

DISABLED MUST NOT PAY PRICE OF TORY BATTLES  The Scottish National Party are today calling on David Cameron to immediately and completely scrap cuts to disability benefit announced in Wednesday’... read more..


MAJOR redevelopment of Monklands Hospital welcomed

PLAN TO BUILD ON £35M INVESTMENT OVER PAST SIX YEARS    The SNP has today welcomed the announcement from NHS Lanarkshire that it will undertake a major new development to replace the existin... read more..


Iain Duncan Smith's resignation letter in full

The Work and Pensions Secretary and former leader Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith today resigned from the Cabinet, complaining of Treasury pressure to make cuts to benefits. ... read more..


BREAKTHROUGH in Mesothelioma research welcomed

SNP MP ‘’UK GOV’T  COMMITMENT IS WELCOME – BUT THERE IS STILL MORE TO DO ‘’   Campaigners fighting for more research into Mesothelioma have thanked MPs - including the SNP MP Roger Mull... read more..


NEW ANALYSIS – Corbyn and Dugdale more unppular that tory leader

LABOUR SCRAPS FOR SECOND WHILE CORBYN STAYS AWAY FROM CONFERENCE   Labour conference meets tomorrow in the face of appalling poll ratings – with new analysis showing Kezia Dugdale is even mo... read more..


TRUST in SNP Government at all time high

STRONG RECORD TO WIN HISTORIC THIRD TERM IN GOVERNMENT   People in Scotland continue to place their trust in the SNP government, as the party seeks to serve a historic third term as Scotland... read more..


SNP confirm no fees for housing tribunal

ACCESS TO JUSTICE IMPORTANT FOR FAIRER SCOTLAND   Housing Minister Margaret Burgess today announced that a re-elected SNP government will ensure that there is no cost to take a case before t... read more..


TRANSFORMATIVE private tenancies bill passes

Welcoming the passing of the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill, SNP MSP Kevin Stewart said:  “The Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill will provide for a transformative change in the priva... read more..

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