Independent Scotland 'can tackle low pay'

The SNP Conference has today welcomed the commitment to launch a Fair Work Commission after a Yes vote – which will ensure that the minimum wage rises at least in line with inflation.

Conference: Anniversary underlines need for Yes

SNP Conference has today said that the twenty five year anniversary of the introduction of the Poll Tax and one year anniversary of the Bedroom Tax have underlined the need for a Yes vote, to end the democratic deficit that allows Westminster to impose such unjust measures against the wishes of people in Scotland.

Conference condemns Westminster's farming failure

SNP Conference has today sent out the clear message that the UK’s failure to stand up for farmers in Scotland is unacceptable and only an independent Scotland will secure the support farmers need.

Conference highlights renewable energy potential

SNP Conference has today highlighted the huge potential of Scotland’s renewable energy industry – which has the ability to create jobs, keep consumer bills down and keep the lights on across the whole of the UK.

Conference backs vision set of Scotland's Future

SNP Conference has today backed the vision for an independent Scotland set out in Scotland’s Future, the blueprint for what a Yes vote will mean for people in Scotland published last November.

Call to make Scotland's mark in Europe

SNP Conference today heard a call to make Scotland’s mark in Europe as the party’s six European election candidates were introduced.

A strong team of MEPs is critical to ensuring that Scotland’s voice is heard in Europe and only the SNP can say that its only priority in Europe is to stand up for Scotland and fight for the interests of all of the people living here.

Nicola Sturgeon SNP Conference Address

Fellow nationalists,

We gather here in Aberdeen today with just over five months to go to the biggest and best opportunity we will ever have to build a better country.

I doubt if our predecessors, presiding over the birth of our Party exactly 80 years ago this week, would have intended it to take us quite so long to get here.

SNP14: Conference pays tribute to Margo MacDonald

The SNP Spring Conference has marked the party’s 80th anniversary by remembering all those who have "contributed tirelessly to realising the goal of independence" - and has paid a special tribute to the late Margo MacDonald.

Conference: 2014 a year of opportunity for sport

SNP Conference has today hailed 2014 as a year of sporting opportunity for Scotland, which will see Scotland showcased on the world stage through the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup.

BP chairman: 'no major implications' with Yes vote

Remarks by the Chairman of BP, stressing that a Yes vote would have no major implications for the company, have been welcomed today as the latest demonstration of the commitment of oil and gas companies to Scotland.