Category: POLITICS

Nicola Sturgeon reveals 36-hour wait on Brexit “hotline”

Nicola Sturgeon today claimed the Scottish Government was left waiting 36 hours to get a response from an so called Brexit "hotline" unveiled by Theresa May...

NatWest owner RBS denies claims it has closed RT’s bank accounts

Claims by Russian broadcaster RT that the Royal Bank of Scotland group’s NatWest arm has frozen its UK bank accounts have been denied by the bank. RBS said that it...

Ministers give controversial Highlands windfarm green light

A controversial 22-turbine windfarm in a remote area of Sutherland, earmarked by the Scottish Government for protection from such developments, has been given the green...

Theresa May leaves out Scottish Secretary from Brexit cabinet

Theresa May has been accused of treating Scotland with contempt by failing to include the Scottish Secretary in her Brexit Cabinet committee. The SNP reacted with fury...

New poll says 47 per cent of Scots would reject independence

A new poll on Scottish Independence voting intentions by BMG Research shows that if a second referendum was held tomorrow, results would be similar to when Scots voted...

Row after Scottish Government snub fracking ship arrival

A row has broken out after the Scottish Government snubbed a high-profile event to safeguard the future of the country’s biggest industrial site and thousands of...

Natalie McGarry MP charged with alleged fraud offences

The former SNP MP Natalie McGarry has been charged in connection with alleged fraud offences involving a five figure sum. Ms McGarry, who has resigned the SNP whip but...

MSPs claimed £12.2 million in expenses last year

The expenses claimed by MSPs at Holyrood increased by more than £270,000 last year to reach £12.2 million it has emerged. Parliament officials say the rise...

UK ‘unable to protect itself’ from Russian attack

Britain’s armed forces would not be able to protect the country from a full-scale attack by Russia or another serious military power, the recently retired...

I’m not proud of Labour behaviour, Dugdale admits

Kezia Dugdale has admitted she is not proud of the way Labour has behaved during the UK leadership contest but believes she can unite her Scottish party whatever the...