Choice of two futures - Yes vote offers prosperity

People across Scotland face the choice of two futures – while a Yes vote offers prosperity, the certainty of a No vote is more austerity, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister has said.

Ahead of a Yes Scotland public meeting in Stirling this evening (Tuesday) where she will be speaking as part of her summer tour of Scotland, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

Yes vote to build on gains for older people

The SNP has today highlighted the benefits of a Yes vote for older people – and said that the gains of the Scottish Parliament such as free personal care show the benefits of decisions being made in Scotland.

MoD attitude on Dalgety Bay 'an insult to Fifers'

SNP MSP Annabelle Ewing has condemned the attitude of the UK Government on Dalgety Bay as an insult to Fifers – after the Ministry of Defence said that they expect Fife Council to help pay for the clean-up costs and flood defences from the radioactive contamination caused by the MoD.

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Robertson rejects allegations on whisky industry


Rejecting charges from former chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association Gavin Hewitt, to be broadcast on Channel 4's Dispatches tonight, that he has put pressure on the whisky industry not to enter the independence debate, SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson MP said:


SNP write to Information Commissioners on polls

The SNP has today written to the Information Commissioner calling for action to be taken to ensure the UK Government publishes the details of its polling on the referendum – after it emerged that the true cost now stands at £300,000.

FM: Cameron playing European roulette with future

Writing in the Independent and i newspapers today, First Minister Alex Salmond said: 

DWP 'scared of the truth' on welfare cuts impact

The SNP has condemned the DWP’s refusal to commission analysis into the link between foodbanks and welfare cuts – despite Scotland Office Minister David Mundell calling for the research only two weeks ago.

Darling challenged to condemn EU membership scares

Leader of the anti-independence campaign Alistair Darling is under pressure to publicly condemn those in the No camp who have stated that an independent Scotland would be outside the EU after asserting today that nobody had ever made such a claim.

Leading economist condemns Treasury oil figures

One of Scotland’s most respected oil economists has today taken the Treasury to task over its oil & gas forecasts which are described as ill-informed and “well wide of the mark”.

Labour plan to bring back prescription charges

The revelation in today’s Mail on Sunday that Labour is planning to re-introduce prescription charges for everyone except children and pensioners shows that the party has lost all touch with the principles of the NHS.