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Going Local: Big changes for 'wee county' of Clackmannanshire as SNP look to build on power switch

About half of the local authority's population live in Alloa, which contains its most deprived wards

NICKNAMED “the wee county”, Clackmannanshire is the smallest council area in mainland Scotland in terms of population.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

SNP adviser Miriam Brett to stand against Alistair Carmichael for Orkney and Shetland

Miriam Brett has pledged to oppose Tory austerity if elected

SHE is a 25-year-old Shetlander and senior economic adviser to the SNP’s Westminster group, who is having her first crack at a parliamentary seat; he is a 51-year-old one-time Scottish Secretary who, in court, was branded a liar for his role in the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Blow to Unionists as 51% of Scots back independence in new poll

A majority of Scots also said that the country would be independent within 15 years

MOST voters north of the Border back independence, according to a Panelbase poll.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Going Local: Turning around scandal-hit North Lanarkshire Council may prove to be a superhuman task

The local authority includes Coatbridge, where Julie McAnulty is standing as an independent after quitting the SNP over a racism row

NORTH Lanarkshire is a lot of things – a former industrial powerhouse, the mid-way point between Edinburgh and Glasgow and the home of Scots comic book superhero Mark Millar.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Carolyn Leckie: Ruth Davidson needs to stop talking about independence and get on with the day job

Ruth Davidson, left, and Theresa May, right, have been campaigning together in Scotland ahead of the UK General Election

INTOXICATED with her surge in the opinion polls, Ruth Davidson has been in full splenetic flow of late. This week she accused the First Minister of a “whopper” and of “treating the electorate as fools”.

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Pension expert Steven Webb proposes ‘middle-way’ to save £3bn a year

Steven Webb says his plan would control costs and give pension rises to those most in need

A FORMER pensions minister who was one of those behind the introduction of the triple-lock policy has called for a revamp that could save £3 billion a year.

12:10am Monday 1 May 2017

George Kerevan: The dog-whistle campaigning of Lynton Crosby shows a weak Tory leader

Election strategist Lynton Crosby was knighted by David Cameron for his work on the 2015 General Election campaign

STRONG, stable leadership? I know you are already sick of the Tory mantra for this General Election. This vacuous phrase bears the fingerprints of Lynton Crosby (aka the “Wizard of Oz”), the Australian election strategist appointed to run the…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters II: The state pension is just one of many contributory benefits

Theresa May has refused to guarantee the future of the 'triple lock' on pensions

JIM Taylor’s response to my letter is, like all his letters, informative and thought-provoking (Letters, The National, April 29). But I have to take issue with him once again over his argument that, because of its historical contractual basis,…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Letters I: Theresa May ‘most in touch’ with Scots voters? Nonsense

Theresa May on the campaign trail with West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine General Election candidate Andrew Bowie in Banchory

IT was intriguing to hear Ruth Davidson claim that a recent YouGov poll indicating the Tories are on 28 per cent support in Scotland was a sign that Prime Minister May was apparently “more in touch with the people of Scotland than Nicola…

12:00am Monday 1 May 2017

Stirling Roadshow: SNP group calls on Labour to end five years of 'shameful' coalition with Tories

Scott Farmer, SNP group leader, accused Labour of being happy to make deals with the Tories behind closed doors

STIRLING SNP has called on Labour to rule out another coalition with the Tories on Stirling Council after the local government election next week.

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017
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