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SNP celebrate by-election victory

The SNP this morning welcomed the Kilmarnock North by-election victory where candidate Elaine Cowan won over 45% of the first preference votes.

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Award winning MSP welcomes renewables decision


Caithness Sutherland and Ross SNP MSP Rob Gibson today welcomed the Scottish Government giving the go ahead for the Beatrice and Moray Firth offshore developments.

SNP welcome unemployment falling to below 7%


The SNP has today welcomed the latest official figures showing a rise in employment and a fall in unemployment in Scotland.

Scotland's unemployment rate has now reduced to 6.9% and remains lower than the UK rate of 7.2%.

Business optimism puts paid to No scaremongering


Commenting on the publication of the latest Bank of Scotland PMI Business survey, which shows the 17th consecutive month of growing output in the private sector in Scotland, as well as the fastest rise in employment in the survey’s 16 year history, Kenneth Gibson MSP, Convener of the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament, said:

iScotland would be one of world's top economies


An independent Scotland would be one of the world’s top economies according to analysis published in the Financial Times.

Ewing wins 'Best Politician' at green awards

SNP MSP Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has been named Best Politician at The Scottish Green Energy Awards 2013.

Established by Scottish Renewables, the awards, now in their 12th year, recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations in the renewable energy industry in Scotland.

Commenting, Mr Ewing said:

Gun crime at lowest level since records began

The SNP today welcomed statistics showing a 71% drop since 2006/07 in the number of recorded crimes and offences in Scotland involving firearms. 

FM: Yes vote "will achieve the powers people want"

Addressing the Independence March and Rally in Edinburgh today (Saturday), Scottish National Party leader and First Minister Alex Salmond focused on the overwhelming evidence that people in Scotland want the powers over the economy and welfare that can only be achieved with a Yes vote and independence

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Poll puts SNP support at 2011 landslide levels

Welcoming the Holyrood voting figures in today’s Sunday Times Panelbase poll, which put support for the party at exactly the same level as its 2011 landslide victory, SNP Business Convener Derek Mackay said:

“For the SNP to enjoy the same landslide levels of support – more than six years into office – is a fantastic achievement by any standard.