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Letter from Scotland

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The settled will of the Scottish people is “maybes aye, maybes no” to independence.  The 50/50 split between those who want an independent Scotland and those who don’t was the defining issue of Thursday’s...

#SP2021 – Nicola Sturgeon urges both votes SNP

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As Scotland goes to the polls today, SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon urged voters to use both votes for the SNP, claiming this will allow experienced leadership to take charge on the way to...

#SP2021 – SNP offer “experienced leadership”

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SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, said today there are 24 hours to secure strong, experienced leadership to keep Scotland safe at this critical time for the country.Speaking before the final day of the Both Votes...

#SP2021 – SNP say they have the only plan to protect the NHS

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SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will urge Scots to unite behind the SNP to protect Scotland’s NHS, warning that the threat of Tory austerity is “staring us in the face”.Campaigning in Edinburgh on Friday, she...

#SP2021 – SNP on the trail of women’s votes

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Nicola Sturgeon will urge women to give both votes to the SNP on 6 May. On Friday she highlights plans to support women as Scotland recovers from COVID.Campaigning in Glasgow today, the SNP Leader...

VIDEO – First Minister on the campaign trail in Edinburgh Central

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was on the campaign trail for a little while this afternoon in the New Town, supporting the Edinburgh Central candidate, Angus Robertson.Armed with another face mask to add to...

#SP2021 – SNP promise more support to students

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Nicola Sturgeon will on Tuesday underline the SNP’s commitment to supporting students through the pandemic and into the recovery by driving forward the Widening Access agenda and expanding student support. The First Minister will be...

#SP2021 SNP aim to make dentistry free

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SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will once again confirm the SNP’s commitment to an NHS which is free at the point of need. This time she will set out plans to cancel NHS dentistry charges...

#SP2021 – Nicola Sturgeon launches the SNP manifesto

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The SNP launched their 2021 manifesto this morning saying they would deliver a job-centred recovery from Covid-19.The bullet points are:20% increase in frontline NHS spending - £2.5 billionnational care service, backed by...

#SP2021 – SNP to set up national challenge to transform economy

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SNP will set up a £50 million national challenge to transform the economy in Scotland.The SNP has promised to set up a National Challenge competition, providing £50 million of funding to the...

#SP2021 – SNP will serve up free meals to every primary school pupil

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It is four weeks until the election, and the SNP have announced that an SNP Government will provide free school breakfasts and lunches to every primary school pupil.Both breakfast and lunches will be...

#SP6 – SNP launch their 2021 campaign

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The SNP launched their campaign for the Scottish Parliamentary Election on Wednesday. This was done virtually by the party leader on Twitter.https://twitter.com/theSNP/status/1377279410659860483?s=20Nicola Sturgeon said: "In normal times, I'd be criss-crossing the country meeting as...

#SP6 – SNP announcing town hall meetings

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The SNP will hold a series of digital town hall meetings to take their message all over Scotland.With a new poster in Glasgow SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, will remind everyone of the SNP policies...

#SP6 – SNP list candidate moves to Alba party

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A Scottish Parliament hopeful has become the latest SNP candidate to jump ship and join Alex Salmond’s newly-formed Alba party.Irshad Ahmed, an Edinburgh businessman who has been a member of the SNP for over...

#SP6 – Nicola Sturgeon address to SNP membership

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SNP Leader, Nicola Sturgeon, has delivered a message to the SNP conference as part of the SNP's 2021 election campaign asking Scotland to return her and her government to Holyrood.In her speech she reminds...

Joanna Cherry removed from SNP front bench in reshuffle

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Joanna Cherry QC MP has been 'sacked' by Ian Blackford MP and Westminster Leader as the Justice and Home Affairs spokesperson.Tommy Sheppard MP for Edinburgh East has been named the SNP's Shadow Spokesperson for...

Angus Robertson officially launches campaign for Edinburgh Central nomination

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Edinburgh Central is about to become the focus of national politics, with the former leader of the SNP at Westminster, Angus Robertson, officially launching his campaign today to become the SNP candidate for the...

#GE2019 Sarah Masson SNP candidate for Edinburgh West

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Sarah Masson works in Gordon Macdonald MSP's office, and has previously worked for Christian Allard when he was an MSP and for Ben Macpherson, so it is only natural that she is standing as...

#GE2019 SNP launch manifesto in Glasgow

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Nicola Sturgeon launched the SNP’s 2019 General Election manifesto this morning at an event in Glasgow.The SNP Leader warned that “Scotland’s future is on the line” in the most important vote for many...

#GE2019 Finance Secretary warns of risk to public services in budget delay

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MACKAY: UK BUDGET CHAOS POSES RISK TO SCOTTISH PUBLIC SERVICES Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has warned that the uncertainty over the next UK Government budget as well as continued Brexit uncertainty are “imperilling Scotland’s public...

#GE2019 SNP launch election campaign – NHS is ‘not for sale’

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The SNP will take steps to protect the NHS across the UK from being dragged into trade deals or further privatised by a future UK Government, the party said today as it launched its...

SNP at Westminster urge cross-party action

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With just a month to go until 31 October when the UK should have left the EU, the SNP leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, has urged MPs from all parties to collaborate and take...

SNP to vote at Westminster in matter of rights for Northern Ireland

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Later today (if there is a vote at Westminster) then the SNP MPs have been allowed a free vote on amendments to a bill affecting equal marriage and a woman's right to abortion in...
SNP MPs LtoR Chris Law, Angela Crawley, Mhairi Black, Hannah Bardell, Martyn Day, Marion Fellows, David Linden and TommySheppard

Fossil-free Climate Campaign Backed by SNP MPs

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Following growing concerns about fossil fuel companies' role in fuelling climate change, 32 SNP MPs have called on the MP Pension Fund to stop investing in them.The MPs have signed a pledge calling for...

SNP back EU protectors for produce

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It is the SNP conference in Edinburgh this weekend. At the conference there has been some discussion about the value of EU brand protection for Scottish produce exported to other countries. Conference has backed...

Nicola Sturgeon to use her conference speech to highlight need for optimism

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Addressing delegates at the SNP Conference in Glasgow today (Tuesday), SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon will say that optimism and hope are needed more than ever, in the face of “unfolding calamity” at Westminster.The First...

Council news – first anniversary of SNP-Labour coalition

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It is only just a year since the ink was drying on the SNP-Labour coalition agreement in the Council Leader's office. I was there to witness the signing of the official document, which had...

Stand up to racism unity event at Parliament this weekend

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A 'Stand up to Racism ‘No to Racism, No to Islamophobia—Football for All’ unity event will be held in Edinburgh this weekend.Organised by Stand Up to Racism and supported by SACC, Scottish Trade  Union Congress (STUC), Show...

#GE2017 Day returns as MP for Linlithgow and East Falkirk

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Martyn Day is back at Westminster for a second term after winning the Linlithgow and East Falkirk seat.The Linlithgow-based former West Lothian councillor polled 20,388 votes, down from the 32,055 he collected two years...

#GE2017 Bardell back with reduced majority in Livingston

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One of the Scottish National Party high-flyers at Westminster, Hannah Bardell, successfully defended her seat.The 34-year-old polled 21,036 votes in Livingston constituency, down from the 32,736 when she stood for Parliament for the first...

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