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The National Roadshow in Dumfries: SNP councillors promise residents will decide on £25m flood defence plans

An artist’s impression of the proposed flood defence system in Dumfries

SNP councillors and local election candidates for Dumfries and Galloway have announced plans to take forward controversial £25 million flood defences.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

The National Roadshow in Dumfries: SNP promise residents will decide on £25m flood defence plans

An artist’s impression of the proposed flood defence system in Dumfries

SNP councillors and local election candidates for Dumfries and Galloway have announced plans to take forward controversial £25 million flood defences.

12:00am Friday 24 March 2017

Sex workers urge SNP to overturn conference support for ‘dangerous’ new prostitution laws

Delegates at the SNP conference backed the criminalisation of buying sex

INDEPENDENCE-supporting sex trade workers are stepping up a campaign to have the SNP overturn a conference resolution to introduce laws criminalising the purchase of sex.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: Speaking up will stop us being spoken down to

Gordon Brown has intervened ... again

ACCORDING to Mike Russell, the SNP’s Minister for Dealing with David Davis, the Scottish Government only discovered Theresa May is due to trigger Article 50 because they saw it on the BBC. There was no communication via Westminster’s official…

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Only a quarter of Scots trust UK Government to do best for Scotland, survey finds

Confidence in the current UK Government, led by Theresa May, is low. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

JUST a quarter of people in Scotland trust the UK Government to work in the best interests of the country, according to the latest findings in the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Letters II: Unionism can mean different things to different Unionists

Nationalists should focus on pressing Unionists on what kind of Union they want

THE comment piece by economist Mark Littlewood was an interesting one (Nationalists need economic answers for indyref2 The National, March 24).

12:00am Saturday 25 March 2017

Alex Salmond hits back at Tory hypocrisy over Russian media appearances

Alex Salmond accounts for more than one-third of SNP appearances on Russia Today and Sputnik

ALEX Salmond has accused the Scottish Tories of hypocrisy after they called on the SNP to boycott two Kremlin-backed news channels – just a day after a Conservative MP appeared on one of them.

12:00am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: ScotRef will be held when it is right for Scots, not when it is convenient for Theresa May

Sturgeon there may be 'room for discussions' about a date slightly later in 2019, but ruled out a date in 2021

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the timing of a second independence referendum should not be determined by what is “convenient” for Theresa May, but by what is right for the Scottish people – once the terms of Brexit are clear and before it is too…

12:00am Monday 20 March 2017

Kevin McKenna: Pitiful, pointless Labour keep fighting the wrong enemy

In the past 12 months, Kezia Dugdale and Jeremy Corbyn have signalled they have no issue with the prospect of another referendum on Scottish independence

AS ALMOST every speech made by a Labour MSP at Holyrood yesterday turned into an anti-Nationalist harangue it was as though this once-proud party was pronouncing its own death rites.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: The people of Scotland must choose own fate and not have it imposed upon them

Nicola Sturgeon addressed Parliament during the first day of a two-day debate on a second independence referendum Photographs:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

THE people of Scotland should not have their fates “imposed upon” them, Nicola Sturgeon has told MSPs.

12:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017
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