Monthly Archive

August 2016

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

ORKNEY Turbine another demonstration of Scotland's renewables strength

SCOTLAND CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WORLD IN RENEWABLES POTENTIAL Welcoming today’s news that the most powerful tidal turbine in the world is to begin testing in Orkney in a further example of Scotland’s ... read more..


‘BREATHTAKING complacency’ as tories meet to decide what to do next on Brexit

WE NEED A CLEAR PLAN – NOT  ‘COUNTRY HOUSE AWAY DAYS’   SNP European Affairs spokesman Stephen Gethins MP has described today’s (Wednesday ) UK Government Brexit Summit as  ‘breath... read more..


TORIES must take action over record level of maternity discrimination cases

SCRAPPNG EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES WILL ALLOW EMPLOYEES FAIR ACCESS TO JUSTICE The Scottish National Party has called on the Tories to take “immediate action” over maternity discrimination as the numb... read more..


BREXIT threatens "golden Age" of Scottish green energy

SNP DEMAND UK GOVERNMENT ACTION TO PROMOTE RENEWABLES FUTURE The SNP has demanded that the UK government commits to a long-term renewable energy plan in order to support investment in the sector ... read more..


“WORLD FIRST” for Scotland's renewable sector

SNP URGE UK GOVERNMENT TO “GO WITH THE TIDE” AND SUPPORT SCOTLAND’S ENERGY The SNP have welcome news that energy has been exported to the grid for the first time by a pair of tidal power devices ... read more..


"FOODBANK NO.50 “damning indictment” of tory failure

SNP COMMITTED TO SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM WITH DIGNITY AT HEART The Trussell Trust has opened their 50th foodbank in Scotland – showing the grim result of Tory austerity and welfare cuts.... read more..


LABOUR hokey cokey chaos on Scotland role

The Scottish National Party has called on Labour to stop infighting and start taking the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland seriously after it emerged that the latest incumbent, Dave Ander... read more..



“SNP WANT TO SEE NUCLEAR-FREE SCOTLAND IN NUCLEAR-FREE WORLD” SNP MSP Bill Kidd will today (Monday) address a major gathering of international lawmakers to mark the UN Day Against Nuclear Tests –... read more..


FEARS over Tory plans to divert International aid budget

The Scottish National Party has called on Theresa May to uphold 'in letter and spirit' the UK's commitment to spend 0.7% of gross national income on international development, after reports emerged th... read more..


LABOUR challenged on wavering support for free childcare

The Scottish National Party has called on Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale to clarify whether Labour is committed to free childcare in Scotland, after her Education spokesperson, Iain Gray MSP, ma... read more..


TORIES must provide answers on Brexit unit

The Scottish National Party is calling for the UK government to provide answers over the make-up of the new Department for Exiting the EU after months of delays and infighting following the result of ... read more..


MSP addresses major international anti-nuclear conference

“SNP WANT TO SEE NUCLEAR-FREE SCOTLAND IN NUCLEAR-FREE WORLD” SNP MSP Bill Kidd will today (Monday) address a major gathering of international lawmakers to mark the UN Day Against Nuclear Tests –... read more..


THERESA MAY must not bypass Scotland on EU

The Scottish National Party has warned Theresa May against attempting to bypass Scotland on the EU after the UK government today signalled it could trigger Article 50 without seeking parliament's appr... read more..


MAY must answer on Human Rights Act shambles

TORIES FIXATED ON PET PROJECT BUT UNABLE TO ANSWER BASIC QUESTIONS Theresa May must provide answers on her government’s “shambolic” handling of her plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, the SNP has sa... read more..


Funding blow for Ardenconnel field

“Latest set-back will further fuel scepticism in the benefits of Faslane” Only a matter of months ago, the townsfolk of Helensburgh and Lomond welcomed the news of a major £5m investment into the wat... read more..


MUNDELL pressed to secure additional funding for infrstructure surrounding base

"Investment at Faslane MUST include local infrastructure”:In the past twelve months, immense sums of investment have been promised for both Faslane and Helensburgh Waterfront.  Brendan O’Hara, lo read more..


MSP brings forward bill for seat belts on school transport

‘VITAL MEASURE’ IN PROMOTING SAFETY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SNP MSP Gillian Martin has today officially lodged a draft proposal for a Bill to ensure that seat belts become a legal requirement o... read more..


GERS figures show PFI payments top £1Bn for first time

LABOUR’S TOXIC PFI LEGACY HOLDING SCOTLAND BACK Labour’s toxic legacy of private finance continues to be felt across Scotland, the SNP has said today – after this week’s GERS figures confirmed that P... read more..


SCOTTISH UNIs face being cut off from the world by tory plans

YET MORE EVIDENCE UK HEADING FOR HARD BREXIT Scotland’s universities face being “cut off from the world” by Tory plans for a clampdown on students from outside the EU, the SNP has said.... read more..


Michael Russell to lead on UK Government engagement on Scotland’s place in Europe.

The First Minister has announced that the new Minister who will lead the Scottish Government’s discussions with the UK Government on our future relationship with the EU will be Michael Russell.... read more..


Councillor's news round up

Helensburgh’s Loss The Council has confirmed that the net benefit to Helensburgh from the Chancellor’s election gift of £5 million is only £0.272 million (5%). The Council simply reduced Helensburgh’... read more..


TORIES must take action and ban plastic microbeads

The Scottish National Party has today called on the UK Government to “stop dragging their heels" on marine pollution and introduce a ban on plastic mircrobeads in cosmetics and toiletries because of t... read more..


TORIES must "finally show leadership" on equal pay

UK GOVERNMENT YET TO RESPOND TO COMMITTEE REPORT ON TACKLING GENDER PAY GAP The Scottish National Party has called on the Tories to “finally show leadership” when it comes to tackling the gender pay ... read more..


NEW figures highlight importance of EU funding to Universities

UK GOV MUST ENSURE SCOTS UNIVERSITIES DO NOT LOSE OUT The SNP has today called on the UK Government to ensure that higher education institutions in Scotland do not lose out on vital funding in th... read more..


Grassroots charities receive funding boost

Local MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed a £10,000 grant for local charities Dunoon Link Club and Shopper-Aide Ltd from Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (the Foundation). Every year, the Foundation dis... read more..


MSP Russell backs fixed link for Cowal

Argyll and Bute MSP Michael Russell has backed the group which recently proposed a fixed link for Cowal, creating new opportunities for access and boosting the local economy. ... read more..


More power to local areas

At yesterday’s (Thursday 18th August) meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee members agreed to devolve decision making on any surplus from CHORD regeneration budgets to area committees. The Ca... read more..


BREXIT threatens vital Scottish seafood sector

The scale of European trade and investment shows that Brexit threatens the future of the vital Scottish seafood sector, the SNP has said. Seafood accounts for over 60% of Scotland’s food exports ... read more..


CALL for action as innocent Syrian families suffer in Syria

SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP has called on the UK government to update Parliament on its work with world leaders to end the conflict in Syria, and to speed up efforts to ensure the UK fin... read more..


NEW figures highlight importance of EU

UK GOV MUST ENSURE SCOTS UNIVERSITIES DO NOT LOSE OUT  The SNP has today called on the UK Government to ensure that higher education institutions in Scotland do not lose out on vital funding in t... read more..

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