Voters in Scotland could play a crucial role in EU referendum result

With just days to go until the EU Referendum, the result of the vote is in the balance. Polls showing a lead for ‘Brexit’ should act as a wake-up call to anyone who assumed that it would be an easy win for the Remain side.


Orlando attack was an assault on LGBT people everywhere

I can remember it like it was only yesterday.

The crunching feeling in my stomach - nerves, excitement and just a little too much cheap rosé wine - as I approached the door of the first gay bar I would walk into.

I wasn't sure what to expect. I had watched Queer as Folk and expected it to be something like that, but this was Glasgow, my home city. Could it really be that, well, camp and racy? (I needn't have worried.)


The SNP won’t support the Investigatory Powers Bill unless it is amended

During the last parliamentary stage of the Investigatory Powers Bill the SNP expressed grave concerns and committed to working towards amending it. We said that if it was not amended satisfactorily we would vote it down at a later stage. As the Bill reaches it’s final parliamentary hurdle tomorrow, It appears that stage has now been reached.


World Environment Day

I could not be more proud to be Scotland’s first ever Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. From our land, air, seas, climate, flora and fauna, I think there are very few out there who will disagree with me when I say that Scotland’s stunning natural environment is one of our most precious assets.


To mark #VolunteersWeek we hear from SNP members about some of the amazing work they’re doing for good causes

Up and down the country, people are giving up their time and volunteering for good causes. Whether they’re doing local litter-picks, running local social groups, or volunteering overseas to help those in need, the efforts of volunteers make a huge difference.


What we're doing for Scotland's families

Here’s just some of the support the SNP Scottish government is providing for families in Scotland.


Our priorities for Government

Today Nicola Sturgeon set out the priorities that will guide the SNP in Government over the next five years. Here’s what you need to know:


The case for bombing lies in tatters

Last December, David Cameron came to the House of Commons and argued for the United Kingdom to join the ill-advised coalition bombing campaign in Syria. The SNP made clear that the Prime Minister had failed to make the case for bombing, and that these actions would likely strengthen the terrorist organisation of Daesh, rather than usher in its defeat.


The positive case for EU membership

In exactly one month’s time the people of our three nations will be voting in a referendum that could prove to be defining for a generation.

As parties who share progressive values, a belief in equality and in protecting our environment we believe that membership of the EU is an important part of embedding the rights and protections we rely on.

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