Monthly Archive

May 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 73 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Scottish leader: If Britain leaves the E.U., we’ll leave Britain

Alex Salmond was the leader of the Scottish National Party and first minister of Scotland when Scots voted on independence in 2014. He now represents Scotland in the British Parliament, and he remains... read more..


Robertson blasts Osborne on deportation

RESPONSE FROM CHANCELLOR WAS “FRANKLY NOT GOOD ENOUGH” SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has blasted George Osborne for his response in Prime Minister’s Questions on a young Australian family... read more..


SNP MPs call on treasury to reduce VAT on tourism

A group of SNP MPs have written to the Chancellor George Osborne calling for a review of the rate of VAT on tourism.... read more..


EU Employment rights are vital

The SNP is today highlighting a report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which finds a vote to leave the EU could harm efforts to reduce poverty across the UK.... read more..


First Minister sets out plan to take Scotland forward

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today set out a ‘bold, ambitious and progressive’ vision to take Scotland forward – including action to boost the economy, improve and reform public services and tac... read more..


SNP back EU as “Best for jobs and workers rights”

SNP LEAD CROSS-PARTY SUPPORT FOR SCOTLAND’S PLACE IN EUROPE The SNP has backed Scotland’s place in Europe as “best for jobs and workers’ rights” in a Holyrood debate that demonstrated the strengt... read more..


Push The Boat Out Campaign For Inclusive Watersports

'Push the Boat Out' is a campaign all about getting people out onto the water and giving them a taster of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing.  Brendan was taken out on a Loch Long boat read more..


MP visits Cove Sailing Club for a weekend taster of local watersports

Local MP, Brendan O'Hara took to the water this weekend (22 May) as part of the 'Push the Boat Out' Campaign organised by Cove Sailing Club:... read more..


Named Person Policy

At Highland Council HQ Bill Alexander is running his hands across his closely cropped hair in exasperation as he fends off criticism of the Scottish Government’s named person provision. ... read more..


Charity Fashion Show

One of the highlights of my year, the charity fashion show put on by Dunoon's special needs children to realise much needed funds for CLASP and Cornerstone Scotland. Well done to all those involved in... read more..


Field gun runners

The Royal Navy Field Gun team from HMS Neptune were out at the pierhead demonstrating the demanding military discipline at Pier Car Park, next to Helensburgh Swimming Pool.... read more..


ALEX SALMOND: Blair is culpable for Iraq war

SNP Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Alex Salmond has launched a scathing attack in response to Tony Blair’s comments made at a Centre on Religion and Geopolitics event in Westminster.... read more..


LORDS show "spectacular failure to grasp devolution

LORDS REPORT “IRRELEVANT AND CONFUSED” The Scottish National Party has described a report from the House of Lords on devolution as “irrelevant and confused.”... read more..


SNP welcomes EU-funded programmes for disabled refugees

The SNP has praised United Nations projects that help refugees with disabilities, supported by EU funding, as “essential” and “yet another example of why membership of the EU is crucial”.... read more..


SNP: UK must halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The SNP has today called on the UK government to launch an “urgent investigation” into the discovery of a partially-exploded UK-manufactured cluster bomb in a village in northern Yemen.... read more..


DAVIDSON should be working for Scotland!

TORY LEADER REFUSES TO RULE OUT DITCHING HOLYROOD FOR WESTMINSTER Following reports that Tory Leader Ruth Davidson has refused the rule out a move to Westminster, the SNP has called on her to “spend ... read more..


SNP welcome another record inward investment year

FIFTH TIME IN SIX YEARS THAT SCOTLAND MOST SUCCESSFUL OUTSIDE LONDONThe SNP has welcomed analysis by accountancy firm EY showing that Scotland achieved record-breaking levels of inward investment in 2... read more..


SNP MP welcomes Lariam report as a 'huge step'

SNP MP Douglas Chapman has said a Defence Select Committee report on controversial anti-malarial drug Lariam as a “huge step” towards ensuring that the drug is not prescribed to serving personnel in t... read more..


£2.6BN Investment a 'Major vote of confidence' in Scotland's renewables industry

PROJECT TO CREATE JOBS AND QUADRUPLE OFFSHORE WIND CAPACITY SNP MSP Gail Ross has welcomed the announcement that the construction of a new £2.6bn offshore windfarm is to go ahead – describing the mov... read more..


POLL - Strong and growing support for Scotland's place in Europe

SNP WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE POSITIVE, PROGRESSIVE CASE FOR EU The SNP has today welcomed the results of a new poll showing strong and growing support in Scotland for our continued membership of the Eur... read more..


TORY MSP won't support regressive tory policies

RUTH DAVIDSON MUST DECIDE: ‘STAND UP FOR SCOTLAND OR STAND WITH DAVID CAMERON’ The SNP has today highlighted comments from new Tory MSP Brian Whittle which make clear his opposition to the Bedroom Ta... read more..


SNP take action to increase female candidates ahead of council elections

SNP members have agreed new selection procedures to increase the number of female candidates in next year’s council elections, after similar procedures successfully increased the number of women elect... read more..

Latest News

CAMERON under pressure on anti-independence bullying tactics

PM MUST CONFIRM WHICH BUSINESSES HE PRESSURED DURING REFERENDUM David Cameron has come under renewed pressure to confirm which businesses he put under pressure to speak out during the independence re... read more..


Russell calls on Scottish Government to take action to restore "democratic norms” in Argyll & Bute

Audit Scotland issues damning report about Council Budget Process The MSP for Argyll & Bute Michael Russell has called on the Scottish Government to take action after a report from Audit Scotland... read more..



Brendan O'Hara MP in Oban's Rockfield Centre

Brendan O'Hara MP enjoyed an afternoon in Oban's Rockfield Centre learning to knit under the watchful eye of a wonderful Simba team who hosted a fantastic fundraising event in support of Simpsons's Me... read more..


SNP MP: UK Government must take action to reduce gambling harm

SNP MP Ronnie Cowan  has said the  UK Government must take action to address the issue of gambling related harm. According to statistics provided by the House of  Commons Library, ... read more..


Just another day out - campaigning

Holyrood has passed and you would think our members would want to put their feet up, but no, we heard that Breege Smyth was standing in the Oban North & Lorn bi-election as potential SNP Councillo... read more..


SNP MPs dwarf predecessors record in Westminster

Scottish National Party MPs are working significantly harder than their predecessors, speaking on average twice as often in the House of Commons than the MPs they replaced.  SNP MPs have spoken i... read more..

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