Ashcroft polling: SNP surge in 'No' & 'Yes' areas

Scottish National Party General Election Campaign Director Angus Robertson MP welcomed the publication of eight constituency polls in Scotland by Lord Ashcroft Polls this evening.

Swinney: Labour must back investment and fairness

Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said that Labour must put their money where their mouth is and back the Scottish Government’s approach on public spending.

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SNP back calls for better deal for football clubs


James Dornan MSP has today backed expert calls for Scottish football authorities to seek a better deal from broadcasters for the health of the game in Scotland.

Dungavel evidence shows need for attitude change

The SNP is today reiterating its call for a “fair, effective and humane” asylum and immigration policy – after the publication of damning new evidence on detention at Dungavel.

CBI call increases pressure on Westminster

A call by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) for George Osborne’s 2011 tax raid on the oil & gas sector to be reversed has increased the pressure on the Westminster Government over their failure to act to support the industry.

Salmond: Tribute paid to footballing legend Mackay

Alex Salmond has paid tribute to footballing legend David Mackay who sadly passed away at the age of 80.

Dave Mackay played a key part in Heart of Midlothian teams that won the First Division title, the Scottish Cup and two League Cups before joining a Tottenham Hotspur team that won the league and FA cup double followed by two subsequent FA cups.

Dismay at UK Gov rejection of LGBTI rights envoy

The SNP has today voiced disappointment at the UK Government’s rejection of the creation of a special Foreign Office envoy to promote the rights of LGBTI people throughout the world.

75% of Labour candidates against Trident renewal


A survey conducted by CND in the New Statesman magazine shows that 75 per cent of Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidates across the UK for the May General Election are opposed to renewing Trident.


NHS staff numbers grow to record high under SNP

The SNP is today welcoming the Scottish Government’s commitment to continuing to improve NHS performance as the first weekly waiting time figures for Accident & Emergency are published – as well as new statistics showing that the number of NHS staff has risen to a record high.

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Transmission charges warning must be heeded

Warnings from a senior power industry figure over the damage that current transmission charging policy is doing to Scotland must be heeded by Westminster the SNP has said today.