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Former Banchory Academy pupil John Waddell has been selected to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the Westminster seat of West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
‘If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds’ worth of distance, run…”
Fife Council becomes first local authority to withdraw from Scottish Government’s primary one testing scheme
Fife Council has become the first local authority to scrap the Scottish Government’s controversial primary one assessments.
North and north-east councillors last night renewed their calls for a tourist tax despite the Scottish Government’s budget saying there were “no plans” to introduce the levy in the immediate future.
The withdrawal agreement for Britain to leave the EU is "not open for renegotiation," European Council president Donald Tusk has said.
Derek Mackay said his budget would support City Region Deals for Aberdeen and Inverness as well as growth deals for Moray, Argyll and Bute and the islands.
Derek Mackay revealed the business rates cap for north-east offices will be maintained in a budget that also saw the scrapping of the so-called Amazon tax.
Alexander Burnett MSP: This ‘pay more, get less’ budget shows that this SNP government is willing to put economic growth at risk
It was clear from the moment the Chancellor announced in his Budget that he was bringing forward changes to income tax thresholds that Derek Mackay was in a difficult spot.
Theresa May has survived the night and she now cannot be challenged by her own MPs for a year, but her woes are far from over.
The tax gap between Scotland and the rest of the UK will widen after Derek Mackay unveiled a budget that failed to pass on the UK Government’s income tax breaks for higher earners.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay made health and education key priorities of his budget, investing hundreds of millions of pounds in initiatives designed to cut waiting lists and raise school standards.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has outlined his tax and spending plans for the country for 2019-20.
The Western Isles area has the greatest proportion of overweight or obese primary one children of any local authority in Scotland.
The numbers of family doctors in Grampian, Highlands and the Western Isles are still at lower levels than they were 10-years ago, official statistics have revealed.
Moray MP Douglas Ross has urged Theresa May to make clear when the Commons will have its say on her Brexit deal.
Theresa May has called off tomorrow night’s crunch Commons vote on her Brexit deal in the face of almost certain defeat.
The Scottish Government is facing calls for “urgent” investment in Calmac ferries after new figures revealed that more than 120 repairs have been made to the fleet since 2016.
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell yesterday said he would produce a tax regime that supports the oil and gas industry if Labour wins power at a General Election.
There are many exquisite humiliations in the so-called “deal” with the EU that parliament is being asked to endorse on Tuesday – but the essential problem can be boiled down to this: Theresa May’s deal hands the EU the indefinite power to bully and blackmail this country to get whatever it wants in the future negotiations.
Theresa May will send dozens of her ministers to all corners of the country today as she fights to keep her Brexit deal alive ahead of next week’s Commons vote.
Richard Leonard yesterday said he was looking to resolve the bust up with Aberdeen’s suspended Labour councillors and had authorised Alex Rowley to intervene in the dispute.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson yesterday declined to say that he had confidence in Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL) management when challenged over its performance yesterday.
Former foreign secretary and arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson has warned the EU will not stop until it has “worked out a way to plunder the waters of Scotland for their fish”.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell will today tell Nicola Sturgeon to “open her ears” and “hear what Scotland is actually saying” about Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson yesterday said he was not prepared to be “held to ransom” over the AWPR contractors’ compensation claim.
The Aberdeen bypass contractors yesterday said the Stonehaven, Charleston and Craibstone stretch of the dual-carriageway will open next week as they also admitted the entire project has cost more than £1 billion.
Scotland’s public spending watchdog was last night urged to investigate the financial arrangements that led to Cairngorm Mountain Ltd going into administration.
The Aberdeen bypass contractors have said work on the River Don Crossing should be finished by Christmas subject to the weather and safety checks.
Child victims of sex abuse in the Highlands, Orkney and Shetland face unacceptable delays before they can be examined, a damning review of Scotland’s forensic services has said.
Aberdeen bypass contractors have been urged to stop “squabbling” over money amid reports they are attempting to claim £350 million from the Scottish Government.
A Scottish fishing leader has said Brexit should be an opportunity to rebuild fleets in UK coastal communities, like his home village of Stonehaven.
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie last night urged Scottish colleagues on all sides of the House to “stand up, be counted” and back Theresa May’s Brexit deal.