Acts unveiled for biggest date on SNP tour

The SNP has today announced the line-up for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s biggest tour event yet.

The First Minister will tomorrow address a crowd at the 12,000 capacity SSE Hydro in Glasgow. Tickets for the event were booked out in record time when they were released last month.

Expert predicts 'renaissance' for North Sea

The SNP is today calling for responsibility for Scotland’s oil and gas industry to be transferred from Westminster to Scotland – after an industry expert predicted a “renaissance” for the North Sea in the years to come.

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SNP will vote to prevent NHS privatisation

Commenting on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill which is being debated in the House of Commons today, SNP MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford said:
 
“The Scottish National Party will be supporting this Private Members Bill in the House of Commons to prevent the back-door privatisation of the health service.
 

Clare's law piloted in Aberdeen and Ayshire

Campaigning MSP Christina McKelvie has welcomed the introduction of a pilot scheme that allows women and men to access information on their new partners’ offending history.

Scotland Yard must review 'Cash for Honours'

 

The MP who uncovered the Cash for Honours scandal in the House of Lords has written to the Metropolitan Police, urging them to review new evidence as a former Lib Dem party treasurer admits he was offered millions in ‘cash for peerage deals’.

Committee seeks answers on islands grid connection

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee has today written to Dermot Nolan, CEO of Ofgem, calling on him to address concerns of residents of the Outer Hebrides that potential renewables projects in the area are being undermined by ongoing delays to the delivery of national grid infrastructure to the islands.