Scottish National Party

New scanner 'like 100 MRIs in one' developed in Aberdeen

<b>A new kind of scanner which which has been likened to "100 MRIs in one" has been developed by a team at the University of Aberdeen.</b><p>Patients in Scotland have become the first in the world to be scanned with the Fast Field Cycling magnetic resonance imaging equipment.<p>The aim is extract more …

Scottish Politics

The Tories are letting young people down and it has to stop

My letter was sent with nine of my SNP Westminster colleagues, and we urged the UK government to address the many problems young people are facing. …

Scottish Politics

Ferry MV Glen Sannox ready for launch at Port Glasgow yard

FERGUSON Marine’s newest project is no longer under wraps as Inverclyde prepares to say a fond farewell to the MV Glen Sannox.<p>The covers have now …

Scottish Politics

Scottish Labour leader would support England against Scotland

<b>The new leader of Scottish Labour has said he would support England against Scotland in a football or rugby match.</b><p>Richard Leonard was born in Yorkshire, but has spent most of his life living and working north of the border after going to university in Stirling.<p>He told BBC Five Live that the "honest …

UK News

This is what the Scottish Conservatives want from the Budget and how we'll mend the mistakes made by the SNP

This week’s Budget will be the first since I joined Parliament in June, along with my twelve new Scottish Conservative colleagues, and with it comes …

Scottish Government

Scottish Labour elects Leonard leader as Corbyn puts stamp on party

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish Labour elected Richard Leonard as its new leader on Saturday, cementing the control of Jeremy Corbyn over Britain’s opposition Labour Party north of the English border and - supporters hope - priming it to regain the political impetus.<p>FILE PHOTO: The leader of …

Brexit

Minimum pricing can help families whose lives are torn apart by alcohol abuse

This week, the UK Supreme Court found in favour of the Scottish Government and unanimously rejected a challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association to …

Scottish Politics

Putin’s cranks and creeps are winning the day

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters announce themselves to be the leftist of the left: a band of brothers, who have saved the Labour Party from neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism. Yet they happily align with the most right-wing imperialist power in the neighbourhood.<p>All around Corbyn, questions about …

Alex Salmond

Tory MP claimed £17,000 expenses he was not entitled to

A Conservative MP has been reimbursed for more than £17,000 of expenses claims, despite Parliamentary authorities admitting he should not have been entitled to the payments.<p>Philip Hollobone claimed for the London Area Living Payment (LALP) while also being reimbursed for travel costs between his …

Alex Salmond

Alex(ei) Salmond plays Russian roulette with reputation

EDINBURGH — “Can I just say to the media,” said Alex Salmond as he kicked off the first edition of his new chat show on Kremlin-backed channel RT, …

European News

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's speech to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn

<b>Below is a speech given by Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to the UN Climate Change Conference, COP23, in Bonn. Check against …

Climate

Embattled UK PM faces crucial Brexit bill battle in Parliament

By Aditi KhannaLondon, Nov 14 (PTI) British MPs returned to the House of Commons today after a brief parliamentary recess to what promises to be a …

Brexit

Marriage equality campaign takes to the seas - 9News

In just a few hours history will be made in Australia<p>21:46<p>At 10am the head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver the results of the …

Scottish Politics

Nicola Sturgeon to speak at UN climate event

<b>Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is joining leaders from around the globe at the UN's Climate Conference in the German city of Bonn.</b><p>The COP23 negotiators hope to clarify the rulebook of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.<p>It committed signatories to capping global temperature rises this …

Climate

Universal basic income is a great idea, which is also why it won't happen

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) unites a strange mix of people. “We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a …

Basic Income

Boris Johnson simply has to go

The Prime Minister had only just fired Michael Fallon the week before following allegations about his behaviour. The Deputy Prime Minister Damian …

Scottish Politics

The UK budget

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer is due to set out his budget plans on Wednesday 22 November 2017.<p>In the face of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, …

Scottish Politics

Universal Credit is pushing thousands of people into poverty

The austerity obsession of this Tory Government is driving more people, particularly children, into poverty. While the Tories like to imply that work …

Universal Credit

Delivering progressive government this week

This week Theresa May’s dysfunctional government descended into farce. It’s clear that the Tory government is unable to even get on with the day job …

Scottish Politics

Husband of Briton jailed in Iran demands Johnson meeting

The partner of a British-Iranian woman detained in Iran on spying charges has called on Boris Johnson to meet him urgently to help resolve her …

Scottish Politics

SNP MP has questioned May's Government more than rest of new Scottish intake combined

Data from theyworkforyou.com shows he has put more pressure on the Tory Government than all other new Scottish MPs combined in the first five months …

Scottish Politics

EU citizens 'worth £4.42bn to Scotland'

<b>The amount added to national output by the average EU citizen working in Scotland is £34,400, according to a new study.</b><p>With 128,400 EU citizens employed in Scotland, that implies a value of £4.42bn.<p>It is estimated that, on average, each additional EU citizen working in Scotland contributes £10,400 …

Brexit

Drawing flak, Scotland ex-first minister to host Russia Today chatshow

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Top Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond is under fire for agreeing to host a Russia Today talkshow, but the man who once sought to split Scotland from the United Kingdom rejects suggestions he is helping Moscow or perceived Kremlin mischief-making in Europe.<p>FILE PHOTO: Former …

Russia

Our plan to close the gender pay gap

<b>We are increasing transparency around the gender pay gap in the public sector.</b> We will require all public authorities with more than 20 employees to …

Scottish Politics

Ex-Scottish leader criticized for show on Moscow-backed RT

Former Scottish pro-independence leader Alex Salmond is to host a talk show on the state-funded Russian network RT — news that has drawn criticism …

Business

Scottish government might lower legal age to change gender to 16

New proposals could see the Scottish government allow adults and children to legally change their gender at the age of 16.

Scottish Politics

What action will the SNP to improve trans and intersex equality?

Our same-sex marriage legislation is seen by many as one of the most progressive equal marriage laws in the world because of the provisions on gender …

LGBTQ

Letter to the Prime Minister: take radical action now to avoid a tax haven UK

<b>Below is a letter from Alison Thewliss MP, SNP Treasury Spokesperson at Westminster, to Theresa May following the publication of the Paradise …

Scottish Politics

Baby girl for Sir Andy Murray and wife Kim

<b>Sir Andy Murray's wife Kim has given birth to a baby girl.</b><p>The couple, who married in 2015, already have a daughter, Sophia, who was born in 2016.<p>The news emerged less than 24 hours after Andy Murray attended a charity tennis event at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.<p>The match against Roger Federer was the …

UK News

Apology to those convicted for same-sex sexual activity that is now legal

<b>Below is a statement given by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Scottish Parliament.</b><p>Presiding officer,<p>I am grateful for this opportunity to …

LGBTQ