Scotland’s referendum – what you need to know

After the election, Nicola Sturgeon committed to reflecting on the outcome and, in particular, on the issue of a second independence referendum. Today she set out her reflections in a speech to the Scottish Parliament. Here’s what you need to know.


Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on EU negotiations and Scotland’s future

Read the statement given by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to the Scottish Parliament on EU negotiations and Scotland’s future. Check against delivery.


Tory-DUP deal: what it means for Scotland

The Tories and the DUP have today signed a deal to allow Theresa May to cling to power.

Here’s what you need to know about the backroom Tory-DUP deal.



It’s in everyone’s interests for the UK to get the best Brexit deal possible

One year on from the Brexit vote and the talks between the UK and our European neighbours have finally begun.

Already, this weakened Tory government is on the back foot.


The lessons of the last 12 months

When anniversaries come around, the temptation is always to look back.

One year on from the EU referendum it is right to reflect on everything that’s happened. But the most important thing for the people of Scotland, now, is to look forward.    



Gordon Wilson, former SNP leader, dies aged 79

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Gordon Wilson. 

Gordon passed away earlier this morning in hospital after a short illness. He was leader of the Scottish National Party from 1979 to 1990, and was SNP Member of Parliament for Dundee East from 1974 to 1987.


News you might have missed

While the Queen’s Speech this week exposed a Tory government failing to get on with the day job, the SNP Scottish Government got on with the job of delivering for Scotland.

Here’s just some of the news you might have missed from this week.




SNP Westminster frontbench team and spokespeople

New SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford has announced the new SNP frontbench team. Here’s the list in full.




World Refugee Day: the UK government should live up to its moral responsibility on refugees

On World Refugee Day, Communities Secretary Angela Constance has written to the new UK Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis calling on the UK government to live up to its moral responsibility on its approach to refugees.

Read the letter in full below.


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