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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

Lesley Riddoch: Be sure to vote in the local elections ... and help pave the way to indyref2

Next week’s council elections could herald widespread organisational changes in local government

IT’S the election that’s been completely sidelined by Theresa’s snap UK poll -- forgotten by everyone that is except candidates, political parties, community activists and pollsters. But the local election results could be far more important…

12:00am Thursday 27 April 2017

Wee Ginger Dug: The SNP are not obsessed enough with indyref2 for Tory liking

An increasingly single-issue Tory party’s campaign poster

THE Tories are upset and annoyed. Admittedly, pointing out that the Tories are upset and annoyed isn’t exactly telling anyone anything that they didn’t know. When you’re able to work yourself up into paroxysms of outrage over Gaelic road signs,…

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017

Pat Kane: It’s not enough to take Glasgow ... the SNP must now be ambitious and transform it

Glasgow's skyline with Kelvingrove Park in the foreground

GLASGOW belongs to who? Well, let’s see. Opinion polls for the June Westminster General Election show the SNP taking something of a hit across Scotland. But the rumour mill on May’s local council elections says that it’s going to be a landslide…

12:00am Saturday 29 April 2017

Letters II: The General Election campaign is already ignoring crucial issues

Silent on policy: Theresa May

THERESA May and the Unionist media have made this General Election campaign about two issues: Brexit and strong leadership.

12:00am Wednesday 26 April 2017

Letters Special: Readers react to Theresa May's General Election announcement

Will Theresa May live to regret the gamble she is taking as far as Scotland is concerned

SO “now is not the time” for divisive actions which are designed to tear the country apart at a point when the whole nation is pulling together to get the best deal from Brexit.

12:00am Wednesday 19 April 2017

Letters I: Is a police visit needed for a minor misdemeanour?

Police visited the home of Carol Rohan Beyts at 10pm

WOULD it not be a great idea to honour the dedication of the Balmeddie Golf Course staff by holding a mass urination up bye (Woman accused of ‘publicising’ opposition to trump, The National, April 5)?

12:00am Thursday 6 April 2017

Letters I: The anti-SNP vote should be careful what it wishes for

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected the idea of an alliance with the SNP

JEREMY Corbyn has ruled out forming an alliance government with the SNP should the Tories not have their predicted overall majority in Westminster after the General Election (Nicola Sturgeon: Tory attempt to block indyref2 will ‘crumble to dust’ if…

12:00am Friday 21 April 2017

Nicola Sturgeon: Tory attempt to block indyref2 will 'crumble to dust' if SNP win election

Nicola Sturgeon said she would be willing to work with others to keep the Tories out of Downing Street. Photograph: PA

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the SNP getting more seats than the Tories in Scotland would mean May’s objections to a second independence referendum would “crumble to dust”.

12:00am Thursday 20 April 2017

Lesley Riddoch: An SNP-Green alliance with a joint manifesto would send a message that Scotland is ready to move on from selfish Westminster politics

Maggie Chapman said her party should work with the SNP to keep out the Tories in key seats

WHAT the heck can Theresa May’s pointless and unwanted General Election do for Scotland or the cause of independence?

12:00am Thursday 20 April 2017
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