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FMQs

May 8, 2014

Alex Salmond says the Scottish Government is considering a new offence of domestic abuse – a pilot of Claire’s Law.

Holyrood

FMQs

May 8, 2014

Alex Salmond accuses Johann Lamont of making up figures on A&E waiting times. He said she lacked credibility but Ms Lamont said the SNP cared more about the referendum than “the health of our people”

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FMQs

May 8, 2014

Alex Salmond claims A&E waiting times were worse in 2006 when Labour part controlled the Scottish Executive.

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FMQs

May 8, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond claims public sector watchdog Audit Scotland has acknowledged A&E treatment times are improving. But Scottish Patients Association claimed the NHS has become a “nightmare”.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

First Minister Alex Samond challenged by Labour leader Johann Lamont over missed accident and emergency treatment targets.

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May 8, 2014

A boost in overseas tourism and an increase in money spent by tourists in Scotland has been welcomed by the SNP.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

Scottish Government figures reveal the number of that were construction sector jobs in Aberdeen have fallen by 1,000 in 12 months.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

The Scottish Green Party have claimed a win for them in the European elections offered voters a unique opportunity to signal the kind of Scotland they want.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

Growing support for the microchipping of dogs but not for muzzling at the Scottish Parliament as part of efforts to control dangerous animals.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

Scottish Government prepared to consider an amnesty on illegal pesticides to help combat the killing of birds of prey.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

Transport Minister Keith Brown has been criticised for refusing to sign a contract committing the Scottish Government to revamping a Aberdeen roundabout branded a “national embarrassment”.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has applauded a Labour MP for branding a Westminster inquiry a “stunt” designed to “embarrass” the Scottish Government.

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May 7, 2014

Highlands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant has called for the Scottish Government to introduce an amnesty for poison and pesticides in a bid to tackle wildlife crime.

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May 7, 2014

Aberdeen University professor of politics Michael Keating has predicted that Ukip could “sneak in” and win a European Parliament seat in Scotland.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has dismissed a claim the oil industry regulator could be based in Newcastle in the event of independence as “daft and silly”.

Holyrood

May 7, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond visits a greengrocer called Banana Republic whilst on the European election campaign trail in Edinburgh.

Holyrood

May 6, 2014

A Scottish Parliament committee is backing tough new measures to crackdown on people who abuse disabled parking permits. The campaign is being led by Aberdeenshire West SNP Dennis Robertson.

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May 6, 2014

A survey of businesses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland has revealed that 85% are opposed to Scottish independence.

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May 6, 2014

The Scottish Government has insisted that its commitment to dualling the A9 is “unwavering”.

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May 6, 2014

Campaigners opposed to average-speed cameras on the A9 fear the £2.5million scheme could lead to delays in upgrading the trunk road to dual carriageway.

Holyrood

May 6, 2014

The number of people under 25 employed by the NHS in Scotland has increased by 13.5% in the last year.

Holyrood

May 1, 2014

The SNP Government is providing an extra £100,000 to fund counselling services for people affected by the baby ashes scandal. Alex Salmond said an investigation would be launched in Aberdeen.

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May 1, 2014

Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart said he feared the city was facing a care crisis as the number of carer hours fell by over a fifth in the last year.

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May 1, 2014

Green MSPs have welcomed Ed Miliband’s announcement that if Labour wins the general election, he will introduce a form of rent control and reform tenancy agreements in the private rented sector.

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May 1, 2014

North-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald is backing the MS Society campaign “Treat Me Right” which aims to ensure that people living with the condition have better access to treatments.

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May 1, 2014

More than 98,000 16 or 17 year olds had been registered to vote in the independence referendum. The figure represents about 80% of the 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland

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May 1, 2014

Johann Lamont urged him to withdraw his support for Putin and apologise. Alex Salmond said he is opposed to Russian attitudes to homosexuality.

Holyrood

May 1, 2014

Labour leader Johann Lamont calls on First Minister Alex Salmond to apologise for remarks he made about Vladimir Putin. He claimed his comments were reasonable.

Holyrood

May 1, 2014

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has claimed an independent Scottish Government would secure a better deal for farmers and fishermen.

Holyrood

May 1, 2014

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing says so-called “bareboat tax” on North Sea drilling rigs is bad for the industry and taxpayer.

Holyrood

May 1, 2014

Leaders of three Scottish opposition parties have written Ukrainian Association saying Alex Salmond is “out of step with public opinion” with his remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Aberdeen

April 30, 2014

A90 Forth Road Bridge – High winds, All lanes restricted in both directions for up to 60 minutes http://t.co/fTjzj937As #TSIncident — Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) April 30, 2014

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