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Unions throw weight behind bid to provide free sanitary products in what would be a world first for Scotland

Campaign: SNP Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin

THE SNP MSP behind a campaign to make Scotland the first country in the world to give women and girls access to free sanitary products has welcomed fresh backing from Scottish trade unionists.

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

Shona Craven: Radical thinking is needed to solve the elderly care crisis

According to Carers Scotland, one-third of carers struggle to pay utility bills. Photograph: Gordon Terris

FOR richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health – the promise seems straightforward enough. But how many of those tying the knot truly consider how much their lives would change if one spouse ended up as the full-time carer of the other? And just…

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon says the Tories are selling out Scotland's fishing industry at fiery FMQs exchange

Nicola Sturgeon pointed out that fishermen were seen as ‘expendable’ by the Tories. Photograph: Gordon Terris

RUTH Davidson was accused of selling out Scotland’s fishermen yesterday during a heated session of First Minister’s Questions that was dominated by Europe and the election.

12:00am Friday 28 April 2017

Aberdeenshire East MSP calls for end to tax on abused women

MSP Gillian Martin

ABERDEENSHIRE East MSP Gillian Martin has called for constituents to back a petition pushing for an end to a Tory government policy which taxes victims of domestic abuse.

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

SNP bosses due to select candidates for five Westminster seats not held by party

SNP business convener Derek Mackay is overseeing a faster selection process

SNP bosses are today expected to finalise the selection of candidates to stand in the five Westminster seats in Scotland not currently held by the party.

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

LIVE: Scottish Parliament debate on the rape clause and family cap

Photo credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The Scottish Parliament is debating whether to oppose the UK Government’s imposition of the two-child limit on child tax credits and universal credit, and to condemn the disgraceful and repugnant "rape clause".

2:20pm Tuesday 25 April 2017

'Mr Project Fear' Blair McDougall to stand for Labour at the General Election

Blair McDougall, who was Better Together’s head strategist, will be up against sitting SNP MP Kirsten Oswald in East Renfrewshire

LABOUR was last night accused of “wheeling out Mr Project Fear” by selecting the former Better Together boss Blair McDougall to challenge the SNP in a bid to regain East Renfrewshire at the General Election.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Scotland unites against 'unfair, repugnant and disgraceful' rape clause ... except for Tory leader Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson said the tax credit cap and rape clause will help pay off the UK's deficit

RUTH Davidson defended the rape clause yesterday, telling the Scottish Parliament that making the victims of violating, unprotected sexual attacks relive their most hellish nightmare to receive benefits was worth it if it helped reduce the UK’s…

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Going Local: All change in Stirling as leaders of Labour-Conservative partnership bow out

The Boundary Commission has ruled Stirling Council should increase in size from 22 to 23 seats based on population and deprivation

IT IS impossible to talk about Stirling without boasting about its incredible history, rich with legends and events that have shaped Scotland’s narrative, as it is where William Wallace fought and won the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 against…

12:00am Tuesday 25 April 2017

SNP activist is out to unseat Labour's only MP in Scotland Ian Murray

Businessman Doug Thomson was the first potential candidate to come forward to take on Murray in Edinburgh South

AN SNP activist who wants to oust Labour’s sole MP in Scotland hopes a three-way split in the Unionist vote in the key marginal constituency will help his party win the seat.

12:00am Saturday 22 April 2017
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