MOD must clean up Dalgety Bay now


Responding to reports that the MOD is trying to get out of its obligation to clean up radiation at Dalgety Bay, Annabelle Ewing MSP said:

“Local residents of Dalgety Bay and Fifers from across the Kingdom have been waiting decades for this mess to be cleaned up.

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Committee experts back iScotland’s entry into EU


The SNP has today (Thursday) welcomed comments from a number of leading experts giving evidence that supports an independent Scotland’s smooth transition as an independent country member of the European Union.

MSP welcomes payday loans summit


SNP MSP Bob Doris has welcomed today’s (Thursday’s) announcement that the Scottish Government will convene a summit to look at halting the growth of payday lenders on the high street.

Cautious welcome for assurance on off grid boilers

SNP Westminster Energy spokesperson Mike Weir MP has given a cautious welcome to the promise from Energy Minister Gregory Barker that the UK government will make progress in extending the Energy Company Obligation schemes to include home fuel oil and LPG boilers.

Local MSP comments on Inchinnan job losses

Commenting on the announcement from Rolls-Royce that they are planning to reduce the work force at their facility in Inchinnan, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire North and West Derek MacKay, whose constituency includes the plant, said:

MSP welcomes life saving dog to Holyrood


South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine, has today (Thursday) welcomed Duncan Carmichael from K9 Response and his fire-investigation dog Billy to the Scottish Parliament to highlight the benefits of using accelerant dogs to sniff out wilful fire-raising.

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Rural superfast broadband boost welcomed

The SNP has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that 39,000 homes and businesses across Scotland will receive fibre broadband through the £410m Digital Scotland partnership.

Former US Defence Secretary on UK Defence cuts

Commenting on the interview this morning by former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates - in which he expressed deep concern about the UK’s budget cuts to the armed forces, and saying it will limit the country’s ability to have a ‘full spectrum of defence capabilities’ and that the damage is being done to defence forces in the air, the sea and on land – Angus Robertso

Scotland offers "world-class tourism experience"

Figures published today showing a rise in both visitor numbers and spending underline the fact Scotland is one of the world’s top tourist destinations.

Cowdenbeath: SNP vote will protect small business

The SNP has today highlighted how a vote for Natalie McGarry on 23 January will help to protect small businesses by contacting business owners in the constituency.