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Baroness Davidson takes her seat in the House of Lords

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The former leader of the Scottish Conservatives, and MSP for Edinburgh Central in the last parliament, Ruth Davidson, took her seat in the House of Lords on Tuesday.Her title is Baroness Davidson of Lundin...

Letter from Scotland

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“Madainn mhath “ Good morning or “Feasgar math”  Good afternoon   (depending on when you are reading this.)  To my shame, I have to confess I do not speak Gaelic, though I have tried -...

Ruth Davidson announces she is pregnant with first baby

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has announced that she is pregnant with her first child with partner Jen Wilson.The baby is due in autumn and she expects to be back at work at Holyrood...

Conservatives want more women and BME candidates to come forward

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The Scottish Conservatives want more diversity among their elected members and are today beginning a new programme to get more women and BME candidates elected to Holyrood.It will be International Women's Day later this...

Tories research local election results

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The Conservative party has announced today that it blames Scottish Labour for allowing the SNP into power in about 25% of the councils across the country.Leader Ruth Davidson said that their research has shown them...

Ruth’s the ‘New start’ at Lothian Buses

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 To mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson visited Lothian Buses to help them remove a wheel nut from one of the fleet's greenest buses.This is an annual focus on the way...

Letter from Scotland

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There is something magical, almost sacred, about the verdict of the people as expressed through the ballot box. Whatever the predictions, there is that breath-catching moment when the voting papers are poured out on...

#SP16 Conservatives show off their green shoots at the Botanics

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The Edinburgh Central candidate and leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson, held a very Edinburgh rally at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh earlier today. This was a show of green shoots rather than a rare...

Letter from Scotland

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Can our national shepherdess save her flock?   I am, of course, referring to the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, or to Kezia Dugdale the Labour leader, or to Ruth Davidson the Tory leader, or to...

#SP16 – Ruth Davidson on the campaign trail in Stockbridge

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It is now the season of dogs and babies along with manifestos and - in Ruth Davidson's case at least - a lot of Diet Coke. She told The Edinburgh Reporter that this is what keeps...

Letter from Scotland

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Sometimes I regret being tee-total, but not this week. Edinburgh is hosting a world conference on alcohol policy with 500 experts from Europe, Asia and America all considering the question – how do we...

Heated Exchanges on Question Time from Edinburgh

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BBC One's political flagship debate show Question Time was broadcast from Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange last night, in front of an audience of 16-17 year olds who will be able to vote for the first time on 18...

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