UIKIP dictating Westminster's political agenda

Westminster’s political agenda is being dictated by UKIP despite the party having no support in Scotland, an SNP MSP has said.

Tory plans on windfarms could see prices go up

The reported Conservative plans to “eradicate” onshore wind turbines risk seeing energy bills go up and the lights go out, the SNP has warned.

Lamont challenged on backing for border posts

Johann Lamont has been challenged to admit that the much repeated No campaign scare story on the need for border posts after a Yes vote is nonsense after a Labour MSP dismissed the claim.

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Sturgeon: "Now or never" to banish Trident

Addressing the CND Scotland rally in George Square today (Saturday), Scotland’s Deputy First Nicola Sturgeon said that the commitment from all of the Westminster parties to renew Trident at a cost of £100bn was a “monumental mistake” and that a Yes vote in the referendum was now the only way for Scotland to rid itself of nuclear weapons.

SNP pulling out all the stops to beat Bedroom Tax

The SNP are today welcoming the confirmation of more Scottish Government support to help those affected by Westminster’s Bedroom Tax.

Today’s Daily Record reports that Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has written to council chief executives confirming that £50m is available to help mitigate Bedroom Tax.

Welfare reform putting more women in poverty

Women are at greater risk of deeper and sustained poverty because of the UK government’s welfare reform, a new publication from a group of Scottish organisations has said. 

 

First Minister tribute to Margo MacDonald MSP

Paying tribute to the life and career of Margo MacDonald MSP, who has died today aged 70, First Minister Alex Salmond said:

“Margo MacDonald was one of the great rallying figures of Scottish nationalism. From her Govan by-election victory in 1973 she had a profound role in Scotland’s home rule journey.

SNP welcomes North Sea jobs boost bonanza

 

The SNP is today welcoming an extensive survey of companies in the North Sea oil and gas sector expecting to create up to 39,000 jobs over the next two years.

BSkyB & Waitrose: Plans unaffected by Yes

Welcome the statements by BSkyB and Waitrose, who both say that the independence referendum is matter for the people of Scotland, and that they will continue to invest here regardless of the outcome, Kenneth Gibson MSP said:

Labour's EU position utterly chaotic

Labour and the anti-independence campaign’s positions on Europe were described as ‘utterly chaotic’ after mixed messages from Labour MSPs today.