North and north-east councils suffered a dramatic fall in Scottish Government cash to fund services over the last five years, Scotland’s public spending watchdog has said.
Scottish fishermen’s leaders have written to all 650 MPs in a “heartfelt” plea for them to recognise the benefits of leaving the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
Ministers have been accused of starving Western Isles Council of cash after it received the worst financial settlement of any Scottish local authority while facing a rising rates bill.
Seizures of hard drugs in Scotland have risen dramatically leading to calls for the Scottish Government to declare a public health emergency.
Firefighters regularly travelled from Aberdeenshire and Moray to cover shifts in Aberdeen last year with some occasionally brought in from Inverness and Dundee.
Retired doctors are to return to work in an attempt to relieve the rural hospital recruitment crisis.
Nicola Sturgeon yesterday said it was “shameful” that three part-time Fair Isle firefighters from France have had to apply to stay on the island because of Brexit.
Scotland’s Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes last night claimed the Chancellor’s Spring Statement offers “no clarity” on funding for Scotland.
Brexit Secretary Michael Russell has been criticised for appearing to suggest the Scottish Tory MPs who backed Theresa May’s deal were traitors.
Teacher numbers for maths and English have slumped by almost 1,000 during the last decade.
The Fisheries Minister has insisted that access to Scottish waters must not be used as a “bargaining chip” in Brexit negotiations.
More than 130 north and north-east schools suffer from “poor” building conditions and dozens are struggling with more pupils than they were built for, figures have revealed.
North and north-east businesses raise objections with Scottish Government over controversial tourist tax plans
North and north-east businesses have raised objections with the Scottish Government over its controversial tourist tax plans and claimed they will damage the economy and discourage visitors.
A reduction in the range of subjects studied by secondary pupils has led to fewer children studying science and languages including Gaelic, it has been claimed.
The Tory Brexiteer European Research Group (ERG) was described as “eejits, rogues and galoots” by Labour EU spokesman Neil Findlay yesterday.
John McDonnell yesterday said Labour would bring thousands of jobs to the islands as part of “green industrial revolution” based on a major expansion of wind power.
Scottish Labour delegates yesterday formally rejected Scottish Government workplace parking tax plans at their conference in Dundee.
Labour has said there should be robust licencing of grouse shooting amid claims that illegal wildlife killing on sporting estates amounted to “serious organised crime”.
Nicola Sturgeon was yesterday forced to rule out a wildcat Scottish independence referendum after her deputy claimed another poll could be held without Westminster permission.
Jeremy Hunt insisted yesterday he is determined to deliver a Brexit that works for the oil and gas sector as he acknowledged the industry’s fears over EU withdrawal.
Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has attacked her successor Richard Leonard accusing him of censoring anti-Brexit remarks as Scottish Labour prepares for its spring conference.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson yesterday said the Scottish Government does not know how much it would cost to introduce a 20 mph speed limit to urban areas.
Public Finance Minister Kate Forbes has signalled that Shetland Islands Council could use bond finance to pay for bridges or tunnels between islands in the archipelago.
Children in the north-east are enduring the longest waits in Scotland for mental health treatment with NHS Grampian patients waiting an average of 25 weeks.
A scheme for cheaper flights to and from Scotland’s remote areas has been renewed and extended.
MPs investigating drug misuse have pledged to tackle the issue in rural areas amid concern that small communities lack expertise to deal with the problem.
Thousands of north and north-east businesses have been caught up in delays processing challenges to steep rises in business rates.
The SNP is committed to adopting a new policy that would see an independent Scotland ditch the pound and establish its own currency.
Nicola Sturgeon admitted hospital waiting times are too long after she was challenged about 9,000 NHS Grampian patients waiting beyond the 12 treatment week target.
Giving a child a light smack in the “heat of the moment” would not result in a prosecution under Scotland’s smacking ban, it was claimed yesterday.
A pensioner in Inverness was the oldest man in Scotland to be strip searched last year, according to data revealing increasing police stop and searches across the north and north-east.
NHS Grampian was Scotland’s worst performing health board when it came meeting key 18-week referral to treatment time in December last year, NHS figures show.