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Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of “sheer hypocrisy” after refusing to rule out defying Holyrood for a third time over legal advice about the…

Read full article: Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring th...→
SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

HOLYROOD should “grind down” the UK Government with endless constitutional disputes if it continues to deny Scotland an independence…

Read full article: SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westmi...→
Justice at last for Scottish miners

Justice at last for Scottish miners

Last month Holyrood announced it would formally pardon hundreds of those involved in the strike of 1984-85 – a decision that follows many years of campaigning. [...]

Read full article: Justice at last for Scottish miners...→
Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

The Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has demanded to know why SNP ministers failed to mention one of his accusers twice meeting a key…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry demands answers on secre...→

Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'foreboding and discomfort' prior to Trump's 'denial of basic democratic norms'

The First Minister has called on politicians to do more to ensure the integrity of elections is retained ahead of the 2021 Holyrood elections.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'forebodi...→
Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government may not publish the legal advice behind its courtroom battle with Alex Salmond despite an order…

Read full article: Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may s...→
Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon’s government saw Holyrood back calls for it to publish legal advice it received before the collapse of its civil case against Alex Salmond.

Read full article: Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to...→
Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry:  former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry: former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has said it wants to hear from the former First Minister in December, and chivvied him for failing…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry: forme...→
Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

The Scottish public views Holyrood ministers’ handling of coronavirus as markedly better than their Westminster counterparts, a poll has found.While 67 per cen [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better...→
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Sturgeon shamed: Independence dream in 'FLAMES' - Galloway vows to 'chase SNP off field'

NICOLA STURGEON'S Scottish independence dreams have been torn apart by staunch opponent George Galloway, who has vowed to "chase the SNP off the field" during [...]

Read full article: Sturgeon shamed: Independence dream in '...→
Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

The Holyrood committee probing the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the ex-first minister is trying to access documents.

Read full article: Court unable to release all evidence to ...→

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon reveals she's given evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry

Under pressure from Ruth Davidson over the government’s “obstruction” of the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual harassment comp [...]

Read full article: FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon reveals she's give...→
Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

HUMZA Yousaf has signalled a retreat on the SNP’s Hate Crime Bill, saying he plans to update Holyrood through a special ministerial statement.

Read full article: Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Ha...→
Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Let me just say before we start that no-one really thinks Shetland and Orkney are going to become separate states, although part of me would like to…

Read full article: Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland...→
Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

HOLYROOD's Presiding Officer has apologised to MSPs after problems with a new remote voting system were branded a "fiasco".

Read full article: Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises ...→
More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

CAMPAIGNERS have warned more must be done to urgently tackle the economic and environmental crises after Holyrood ministers announced their programme for gover [...]

Read full article: More must be done to tackle Scotland's e...→
SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

THE SNP could hold a snap referendum straight after the Holyrood elections next May, a leading pro-independence spin doctor has said.

Read full article: SNP could hold snap Scottish independenc...→
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Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

UNION leaders have raised fresh concerns over the treatment of civil servants during Holyrood's inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair.

Read full article: Union raises concerns over treatment of ...→
Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

LABOUR has accused the Scottish government of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that just 100,000 jobs were supported by multibillion-pound government pr [...]

Read full article: Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction ...→
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Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has told the former first minister it is “becoming frustrated” at his repeated failure to…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former f...→
Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

The First Minister told MSPs the matter will be considered after Holyrood voted for the information to be made public.

Read full article: Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal ...→
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Release of Alex Salmond judicial review advice being considered after Holyrood defeat

The Scottish Government is to consider releasing the legal advice relating to its unsuccessful court battle with former First Minister Alex Salmond after a Hol [...]

Read full article: Release of Alex Salmond judicial review ...→

Two high profile Edinburgh SNP councillors in battle to stand for same Holyrood seat

Edinburgh’s transport chief and the Capital’s second in command for education are due to face off in a battle to stand for the SNP at the 2021 Holyrood electio [...]

Read full article: Two high profile Edinburgh SNP councillo...→
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Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has been told it can access court documents being withheld by the Scottish Government.

Read full article: Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes ...→
Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

A HOLYROOD hopeful is to become the first MSP candidate to launch a virtual campaign hub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyr...→
UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

The UK Government's business chief refused to appear before a powerful Holyrood committee looking into the future of devolution after Brexit.... The Scottish P [...]

Read full article: UK Government minister snubs Holyrood pr...→
SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

MSPs have received almost 2,000 submissions on the SNP Government’s Hate Crime Bill in an ”unprecedented” response to a piece of legislation.... Holyrood’s Jus [...]

Read full article: SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost ...→
Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Scotland will be the first country in the world to make sanitary products freely available

Read full article: Period poverty to be ended in 'ground br...→
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Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Holyrood’s debates could be chaired by a Green MSP for the first time, with senior SNP sources indicating the next presiding officer should be drawn from Green [...]

Read full article: Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyroo...→
Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

The Scottish Government has introduced a Bill to deal with the potential impact of coronavirus on next year’s vote.

Read full article: Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed ...→
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Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Holyrood’s inquiry into the handling of civil service complaints against Alex Salmond may not report until close to May’s Scottish parliament elections.Some co [...]

Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyroo...→
Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

BORIS Johnson will be told by Scottish Tory candidates to stay away from Scotland in the run-up to next year’s Holyrood election, it has been…

Read full article: Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Sc...→
Salmond inquiry has 'significant  evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

Salmond inquiry has 'significant evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

A MEMBER of the Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has claimed it has new “significant and detailed evidence” suggesting Nicola…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry has 'significant eviden...→
Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Patrick Harvie said on the opening day of the party's virtual conference that all Scottish Government contracts should require union negotiation.

Read full article: Scottish Greens aiming for record number...→
Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Debora Kayembe is one of Scotland's most prolific human rights lawyers yet has been subjected to abhorrent racist abuse.

Read full article: Scots human rights lawyer driven from ho...→
Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Stephen Montgomery fears for the future after the Holyrood cabinet imposed tough new coronavirus restrictions on the trade.

Read full article: Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough ...→

UK Government accused of treating Scotland with ‘contempt’ over Brexit Bill

Holyrood is on a collision course with Westminster after MSPs were urged to reject new legislation on post-Brexit trading arrangements amid accusations the UK [...]

Read full article: UK Government accused of treating Scotla...→
Tories in school spending pledge

Tories in school spending pledge

SCOTTISH Tory leader will today put education at the heart of his party’s Holyrood manifesto with a £550m schools plan.

Read full article: Tories in school spending pledge...→
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Alok Sharma refuses to face MSP grilling

The UK Business Secretary has said there is no time for him to answer Holyrood questions about the controversial Internal Markets Bill.

Read full article: Alok Sharma refuses to face MSP grilling...→
Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...]

Read full article: Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Sal...→

Leonard urges Scottish Labour to back him ahead of 2021 Holyrood elections

RICHARD LEONARD today insisted that the “best chance” Scottish Labour has in next year’s Holyrood elections is to unite behind him.... Four MSPs — James Kelly, [...]

Read full article: Leonard urges Scottish Labour to back hi...→
Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of “sheer hypocrisy” after refusing to rule out defying Holyrood for a third time over legal advice about the…

Read full article: Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring th...→
Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Scotland will be the first country in the world to make sanitary products freely available

Read full article: Period poverty to be ended in 'ground br...→
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SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

THE SNP could hold a snap referendum straight after the Holyrood elections next May, a leading pro-independence spin doctor has said.

Read full article: SNP could hold snap Scottish independenc...→
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Justice at last for Scottish miners

Justice at last for Scottish miners

Last month Holyrood announced it would formally pardon hundreds of those involved in the strike of 1984-85 – a decision that follows many years of campaigning. [...]

Read full article: Justice at last for Scottish miners...→
Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

The Scottish Government has introduced a Bill to deal with the potential impact of coronavirus on next year’s vote.

Read full article: Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed ...→
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Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

LABOUR has accused the Scottish government of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that just 100,000 jobs were supported by multibillion-pound government pr [...]

Read full article: Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction ...→
  • #Holyrood

Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'foreboding and discomfort' prior to Trump's 'denial of basic democratic norms'

The First Minister has called on politicians to do more to ensure the integrity of elections is retained ahead of the 2021 Holyrood elections.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'forebodi...→
Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

BORIS Johnson will be told by Scottish Tory candidates to stay away from Scotland in the run-up to next year’s Holyrood election, it has been…

Read full article: Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Sc...→
Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

The First Minister told MSPs the matter will be considered after Holyrood voted for the information to be made public.

Read full article: Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal ...→
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Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon’s government saw Holyrood back calls for it to publish legal advice it received before the collapse of its civil case against Alex Salmond.

Read full article: Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to...→
Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Patrick Harvie said on the opening day of the party's virtual conference that all Scottish Government contracts should require union negotiation.

Read full article: Scottish Greens aiming for record number...→

Two high profile Edinburgh SNP councillors in battle to stand for same Holyrood seat

Edinburgh’s transport chief and the Capital’s second in command for education are due to face off in a battle to stand for the SNP at the 2021 Holyrood electio [...]

Read full article: Two high profile Edinburgh SNP councillo...→
  • #Holyrood
Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

The Scottish public views Holyrood ministers’ handling of coronavirus as markedly better than their Westminster counterparts, a poll has found.While 67 per cen [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better...→
  • #Holyrood
Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Stephen Montgomery fears for the future after the Holyrood cabinet imposed tough new coronavirus restrictions on the trade.

Read full article: Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough ...→
Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

The Holyrood committee probing the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the ex-first minister is trying to access documents.

Read full article: Court unable to release all evidence to ...→
Tories in school spending pledge

Tories in school spending pledge

SCOTTISH Tory leader will today put education at the heart of his party’s Holyrood manifesto with a £550m schools plan.

Read full article: Tories in school spending pledge...→
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UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

The UK Government's business chief refused to appear before a powerful Holyrood committee looking into the future of devolution after Brexit.... The Scottish P [...]

Read full article: UK Government minister snubs Holyrood pr...→
Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Let me just say before we start that no-one really thinks Shetland and Orkney are going to become separate states, although part of me would like to…

Read full article: Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland...→
Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...]

Read full article: Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Sal...→
SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

MSPs have received almost 2,000 submissions on the SNP Government’s Hate Crime Bill in an ”unprecedented” response to a piece of legislation.... Holyrood’s Jus [...]

Read full article: SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost ...→
More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

CAMPAIGNERS have warned more must be done to urgently tackle the economic and environmental crises after Holyrood ministers announced their programme for gover [...]

Read full article: More must be done to tackle Scotland's e...→
SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

HOLYROOD should “grind down” the UK Government with endless constitutional disputes if it continues to deny Scotland an independence…

Read full article: SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westmi...→
Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Holyrood’s debates could be chaired by a Green MSP for the first time, with senior SNP sources indicating the next presiding officer should be drawn from Green [...]

Read full article: Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyroo...→
Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

UNION leaders have raised fresh concerns over the treatment of civil servants during Holyrood's inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair.

Read full article: Union raises concerns over treatment of ...→
Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

The Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has demanded to know why SNP ministers failed to mention one of his accusers twice meeting a key…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry demands answers on secre...→
Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Holyrood’s inquiry into the handling of civil service complaints against Alex Salmond may not report until close to May’s Scottish parliament elections.Some co [...]

Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyroo...→
Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has told the former first minister it is “becoming frustrated” at his repeated failure to…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former f...→
Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government may not publish the legal advice behind its courtroom battle with Alex Salmond despite an order…

Read full article: Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may s...→
Salmond inquiry has 'significant  evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

Salmond inquiry has 'significant evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

A MEMBER of the Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has claimed it has new “significant and detailed evidence” suggesting Nicola…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry has 'significant eviden...→

Release of Alex Salmond judicial review advice being considered after Holyrood defeat

The Scottish Government is to consider releasing the legal advice relating to its unsuccessful court battle with former First Minister Alex Salmond after a Hol [...]

Read full article: Release of Alex Salmond judicial review ...→
Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry:  former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry: former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has said it wants to hear from the former First Minister in December, and chivvied him for failing…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry: forme...→
Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Debora Kayembe is one of Scotland's most prolific human rights lawyers yet has been subjected to abhorrent racist abuse.

Read full article: Scots human rights lawyer driven from ho...→

Sturgeon shamed: Independence dream in 'FLAMES' - Galloway vows to 'chase SNP off field'

NICOLA STURGEON'S Scottish independence dreams have been torn apart by staunch opponent George Galloway, who has vowed to "chase the SNP off the field" during [...]

Read full article: Sturgeon shamed: Independence dream in '...→
Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has been told it can access court documents being withheld by the Scottish Government.

Read full article: Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes ...→

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon reveals she's given evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry

Under pressure from Ruth Davidson over the government’s “obstruction” of the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual harassment comp [...]

Read full article: FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon reveals she's give...→

UK Government accused of treating Scotland with ‘contempt’ over Brexit Bill

Holyrood is on a collision course with Westminster after MSPs were urged to reject new legislation on post-Brexit trading arrangements amid accusations the UK [...]

Read full article: UK Government accused of treating Scotla...→
Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

A HOLYROOD hopeful is to become the first MSP candidate to launch a virtual campaign hub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article: Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyr...→
Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

HUMZA Yousaf has signalled a retreat on the SNP’s Hate Crime Bill, saying he plans to update Holyrood through a special ministerial statement.

Read full article: Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Ha...→

Alok Sharma refuses to face MSP grilling

The UK Business Secretary has said there is no time for him to answer Holyrood questions about the controversial Internal Markets Bill.

Read full article: Alok Sharma refuses to face MSP grilling...→
Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

HOLYROOD's Presiding Officer has apologised to MSPs after problems with a new remote voting system were branded a "fiasco".

Read full article: Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises ...→

Leonard urges Scottish Labour to back him ahead of 2021 Holyrood elections

RICHARD LEONARD today insisted that the “best chance” Scottish Labour has in next year’s Holyrood elections is to unite behind him.... Four MSPs — James Kelly, [...]

Read full article: Leonard urges Scottish Labour to back hi...→
Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring third Holyrood defeat on Salmond legal advice

NICOLA Sturgeon has been accused of “sheer hypocrisy” after refusing to rule out defying Holyrood for a third time over legal advice about the…

Read full article: Sturgeon refuses to rule out ignoring th...→
Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Period poverty to be ended in 'ground breaking' Holyrood vote today

Scotland will be the first country in the world to make sanitary products freely available

Read full article: Period poverty to be ended in 'ground br...→
  • #Holyrood
SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westminster to get Indyref2

HOLYROOD should “grind down” the UK Government with endless constitutional disputes if it continues to deny Scotland an independence…

Read full article: SNP MP: Holyrood can 'grind down' Westmi...→
SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

SNP could hold snap Scottish independence referendum vote IMMEDIATELY after 2021 elections

THE SNP could hold a snap referendum straight after the Holyrood elections next May, a leading pro-independence spin doctor has said.

Read full article: SNP could hold snap Scottish independenc...→
  • #Holyrood
Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyrood's first Green presiding officer

Holyrood’s debates could be chaired by a Green MSP for the first time, with senior SNP sources indicating the next presiding officer should be drawn from Green [...]

Read full article: Alison Johnstone on course to be Holyroo...→
Justice at last for Scottish miners

Justice at last for Scottish miners

Last month Holyrood announced it would formally pardon hundreds of those involved in the strike of 1984-85 – a decision that follows many years of campaigning. [...]

Read full article: Justice at last for Scottish miners...→
Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

Union raises concerns over treatment of civil servants during Salmond inquiry

UNION leaders have raised fresh concerns over the treatment of civil servants during Holyrood's inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair.

Read full article: Union raises concerns over treatment of ...→
Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed if needed under new Covid-19 legislation

The Scottish Government has introduced a Bill to deal with the potential impact of coronavirus on next year’s vote.

Read full article: Holyrood 2021 election could be delayed ...→
  • #Holyrood
Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

Salmond inquiry demands answers on secret Sturgeon aide meetings

The Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has demanded to know why SNP ministers failed to mention one of his accusers twice meeting a key…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry demands answers on secre...→
Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction of duty' over coronavirus job support

LABOUR has accused the Scottish government of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that just 100,000 jobs were supported by multibillion-pound government pr [...]

Read full article: Labour accuses Holyrood of 'dereliction ...→
  • #Holyrood
Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyrood election issue

Holyrood’s inquiry into the handling of civil service complaints against Alex Salmond may not report until close to May’s Scottish parliament elections.Some co [...]

Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry to become a Holyroo...→

Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'foreboding and discomfort' prior to Trump's 'denial of basic democratic norms'

The First Minister has called on politicians to do more to ensure the integrity of elections is retained ahead of the 2021 Holyrood elections.

Read full article: Nicola Sturgeon had a sense of 'forebodi...→
Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former first minister's missing evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has told the former first minister it is “becoming frustrated” at his repeated failure to…

Read full article: Salmond inquiry 'frustrated' at former f...→
Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Scotland' in run-up to 2021 Holyrood poll

BORIS Johnson will be told by Scottish Tory candidates to stay away from Scotland in the run-up to next year’s Holyrood election, it has been…

Read full article: Johnson to be told to 'stay away from Sc...→
Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may stay secret despite Holyrood vote

NICOLA Sturgeon has said the Scottish Government may not publish the legal advice behind its courtroom battle with Alex Salmond despite an order…

Read full article: Sturgeon says Salmond legal advice may s...→
Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

Sturgeon argues releasing Salmond legal advice would breach ministerial code

The First Minister told MSPs the matter will be considered after Holyrood voted for the information to be made public.

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Salmond inquiry has 'significant  evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

Salmond inquiry has 'significant evidence' Sturgeon misled parliament

A MEMBER of the Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has claimed it has new “significant and detailed evidence” suggesting Nicola…

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Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Publish and be damned? Holyrood votes to see government's Salmond legal advice | Press and Journal

Nicola Sturgeon’s government saw Holyrood back calls for it to publish legal advice it received before the collapse of its civil case against Alex Salmond.

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Release of Alex Salmond judicial review advice being considered after Holyrood defeat

The Scottish Government is to consider releasing the legal advice relating to its unsuccessful court battle with former First Minister Alex Salmond after a Hol [...]

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Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Scottish Greens aiming for record number of MSPs at 2021 Holyrood election

Patrick Harvie said on the opening day of the party's virtual conference that all Scottish Government contracts should require union negotiation.

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Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry:  former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

Salmond inquiry: Salmond inquiry: former FM told to hurry up with his evidence

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has said it wants to hear from the former First Minister in December, and chivvied him for failing…

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Two high profile Edinburgh SNP councillors in battle to stand for same Holyrood seat

Edinburgh’s transport chief and the Capital’s second in command for education are due to face off in a battle to stand for the SNP at the 2021 Holyrood electio [...]

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Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Scots human rights lawyer driven from home by racists takes fight to Holyrood

Debora Kayembe is one of Scotland's most prolific human rights lawyers yet has been subjected to abhorrent racist abuse.

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Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

Coronavirus in Scotland: Holyrood better at dealing with pandemic, poll finds

The Scottish public views Holyrood ministers’ handling of coronavirus as markedly better than their Westminster counterparts, a poll has found.While 67 per cen [...]

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Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Dumfriesshire hotel boss believes tough rules will hammer hospitality trade

Stephen Montgomery fears for the future after the Holyrood cabinet imposed tough new coronavirus restrictions on the trade.

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Sturgeon shamed: Independence dream in 'FLAMES' - Galloway vows to 'chase SNP off field'

NICOLA STURGEON'S Scottish independence dreams have been torn apart by staunch opponent George Galloway, who has vowed to "chase the SNP off the field" during [...]

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Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

Court unable to release all evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry without legal order

The Holyrood committee probing the Scottish Government’s handling of complaints against the ex-first minister is trying to access documents.

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Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

Salmond affair: Holyrood inquiry closes in on court documents

THE Holyrood inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair has been told it can access court documents being withheld by the Scottish Government.

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FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon reveals she's given evidence to Alex Salmond inquiry

Under pressure from Ruth Davidson over the government’s “obstruction” of the Holyrood inquiry into the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual harassment comp [...]

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UK Government accused of treating Scotland with ‘contempt’ over Brexit Bill

Holyrood is on a collision course with Westminster after MSPs were urged to reject new legislation on post-Brexit trading arrangements amid accusations the UK [...]

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Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

Campaigning during a pandemic: One Holyrood hopeful uses novel method to attract support

A HOLYROOD hopeful is to become the first MSP candidate to launch a virtual campaign hub amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tories in school spending pledge

Tories in school spending pledge

SCOTTISH Tory leader will today put education at the heart of his party’s Holyrood manifesto with a £550m schools plan.

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Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

Yousaf promises Holyrood statement on Hate Crime Bill amid signs of retreat

HUMZA Yousaf has signalled a retreat on the SNP’s Hate Crime Bill, saying he plans to update Holyrood through a special ministerial statement.

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UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

UK Government minister snubs Holyrood probe over 'power grab' Brexit plans

The UK Government's business chief refused to appear before a powerful Holyrood committee looking into the future of devolution after Brexit.... The Scottish P [...]

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Alok Sharma refuses to face MSP grilling

The UK Business Secretary has said there is no time for him to answer Holyrood questions about the controversial Internal Markets Bill.

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Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Opinion: Mark Smith: The reason Shetland and Orkney want independence: the Holyrood power grab

Let me just say before we start that no-one really thinks Shetland and Orkney are going to become separate states, although part of me would like to…

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Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...]

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Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

Holyrood's Presiding Officer apologises to MSPs after voting 'fiasco'

HOLYROOD's Presiding Officer has apologised to MSPs after problems with a new remote voting system were branded a "fiasco".

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SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

SNP Hate Crime Bill deluged with almost 2,000 responses

MSPs have received almost 2,000 submissions on the SNP Government’s Hate Crime Bill in an ”unprecedented” response to a piece of legislation.... Holyrood’s Jus [...]

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Leonard urges Scottish Labour to back him ahead of 2021 Holyrood elections

RICHARD LEONARD today insisted that the “best chance” Scottish Labour has in next year’s Holyrood elections is to unite behind him.... Four MSPs — James Kelly, [...]

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More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

More must be done to tackle Scotland's economic and environmental crises, campaigners warn

CAMPAIGNERS have warned more must be done to urgently tackle the economic and environmental crises after Holyrood ministers announced their programme for gover [...]

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