Get on with the day job, local Conservative tells SNP

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged by local Conservative candidate Jamie Greene to "face reality" and admit that her case for separation is "broken" after figures revealed huge gaps between the economies of Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Local Conservative candidate “outraged at Further Education cuts” by SNP

 A Scottish Funding Council scheme to help poorer pupils into university has been halted after the SNP made a cut to its budget of more than three per cent. The SFC says it will be forced to ditch its project to secure additional places at university for 2016/17 for “widening access” schemes. 

Candidate “disappointed” at “missed opportunity” by local MP’s question to PM.

Local SNP Patricia Gibson last week opened the Westminster debate at Prime Minister’s Questions with a question posed on the fiscal framework plans which were agreed between the UK and Scottish governments. In a rare opportunity to open the session with the coveted slot of “first question to the Prime Minister”, the local MP suggested that the UK government had proposed to take away £7Bn from the Scottish budget. The Prime Minister responded by saying the SNP were continuing the narrative of “grievance after a deal has been struck” and that “they should focus on governance” instead.

Candidate in ‘high spirits” after Arran visit.

Jamie Greene, local Conservative candidate was given a tour of Arran distillery in Lochranza last week as part of his programme of visits to various businesses on the island. The candidate was on a fact finding mission to learn more about the effect of RET to island business and importance of Arran to tourism, local job creation and exports to the world.