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Edinburgh Council – LibDems rule out any deal with the SNP group – talks...

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The Liberal Democrat group elected to The City of Edinburgh Council have today ruled out any arrangement with the SNP which is the largest group with 19 elected members At Thursday’s election, the...

Council elections 2022 – SNP urge voters to cast their ballot at the election...

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In the first test since the Scottish Parliamentary election last year, SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged voters not to sit this one out, as polls open for the Local Government elections on Thursday. The...

Council elections 2022 – national politics will be affected by local results

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In a campaign which has been overshadowed by the goings on in Westminster, the SNP say that a vote for them this Thursday will "send a shockwave to Downing Street". The Sunday Times poll published...

Council elections 2022 – Trams will be full steam ahead with SNP

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The City of Edinburgh Council SNP group will move forward with line extensions to the north and south if returned to power in May’s local election. The party’s city manifesto, to be launched later this...

Council elections 2022 – SNP will commit to tourist tax

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If they form the new administration after the election, SNP councillors in Edinburgh will introduce the long awaited tourist tax. The Transient Visitor Levy has been much talked about by the SNP/Labour coalition during the...

Council elections 2022 – Danny Aston – Craigentinny/Duddingston

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Name Danny Aston Political Party - Scottish National Party Ward - Craigentinny/Duddingston I live in Northfield in Craigentinny-Duddingston ward and I grew up around here too. I have worked for Tommy Sheppard, the local MP for Edinburgh East, since shortly after his...

Council elections 2022 – Marco Biagi Colinton/Fairmilehead Ward

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Name Marco BiagiPolitical Party Scottish National PartyWard Colinton/Fairmilehead What is your story? I'm a former Minister for Local Government and MSP, who stepped down in 2016. After three years as a research student at Yale...

The Big Indy Debate at the Queen’s Hall

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It was immediately obvious that The Big Indy Debate at the Queen's Hall was not so much a preaching to the converted event but the ordained and in some cases sanctified too. Chair, Lesley Riddoch,...

Call for Citizens’ Assembly to follow the SNP and Greens agreement

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Edinburgh South West MP, Joanna Cherry, has called on The Scottish Government to hold a citizens’ assembly as a way of de-escalating increasing acrimony over government plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA).  Ms...

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=20 Nicola 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...

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