We believe that reading has the power to change lives. Encouraging children to read for pleasure can have a significant impact on wellbeing and boost educational attainment.
Manufacturing is hugely important to Scotland’s economy, accounting for over half of our international exports and employing nearly 190,000 people across the country.
As a former Children's Panel member, I know that there are so many wonderful children across Scotland that need and deserve somewhere to belong and to be happy.
We have set out bold new measures to make Scotland the fairer nation we all want it to be. Here’s just some of what we’ll do in the next year to tackle poverty and inequality.
The UK Chancellor has published his budget plans for the year ahead. When you look beyond all the Tory smoke and mirrors, this budget makes very gloomy reading.
Elaine Donnelly says she’s battle weary. Numb. Elaine isn’t a Universal Credit claimant nor is she a politician, she just tries to help the sick and the dying to navigate the complexities of their Universal Credit claims.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has delivered another Tory austerity budget that cuts funding for public services but protects the super-rich.
Below is the speech given by SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP in response to the Chancellor's 2017 budget.
Last night the Labour Party abstained on a crucial vote aimed at protecting the UK’s place in the customs union. I find this particularly difficult to understand given that the amendment the House voted on was in the name of the Labour Member for Edinburgh South, Ian Murray.