SNP raises concerns over use of public funds

Scottish National Party MP Patrick Grady has raised concerns over the use of public funds for a UK government job advertised to "communicate the benefits of the Union to the Scottish public."

SNP to focus on bold platform

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will this week make the first in a series of speeches and announcements setting out the priorities of the SNP Government for the final year of this parliamentary term.


Commenting on the result of the Scottish Labour leadership contest, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay said: “I congratulate Kezia Dugdale and Alex Rowley on their success and look forward to working together wherever we can for the benefit of everyone in Scotland.

43% under 25 to lose out on national wage

The Scottish National Party has criticised the UK government's plan for a rise in minimum income only for those over 25 years old, as figures reveal 44% of Scottish workers under 25 will lose out under the Tory government’s plans.  

SNP celebrates two more by-election successes

The SNP is this morning celebrating two council by-election wins in the Falkirk Denny and Banknock ward and Wishaw in North Lanarkshire – with an overall swing of almost 22 per cent from Labour to the SNP.

Salmond - Iraq inquiry delay a "national disgrace"

The SNP has today backed families of UK service personnel killed in Iraq in demanding no further delays in the publication of the Chilcot report into the invasion. Lawyers acting for some of the families have written to Sir John Chilcot calling on him to set a deadline for the publication of his report into the illegal invasion of Iraq by Tony Blair in 2003.

SNP mark 100 days since General Election


The Scottish National Party has marked 100 days since May’s historic general election by pledging to continue as an effective opposition to the UK government.


13,000 fall in unemployment welcomed

The SNP has today welcomed new employment statistics which show that that unemployment has continued to fall, with a fall of 13,000 between April and June this year.  This compares to an increase across the UK over the same period.


The SNP has today marked UN International Youth Day by calling on young people aged 15 and over to register to vote ahead of next year’s Scottish general election. This reflects this year’s International Youth Day theme of ‘Youth Civic Engagement’.