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Holyrood

May 15, 2014

Ayrshire couple Colin and Chris Weir who won £161million on the lottery have given another £1million to the SNP bringing their total contribution to the independence campaign to £5.5million.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

Transport Minister Keith Brown has claimed the Edinburgh trams project was partly to blame for pot-holed roads in the Highlands.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to provide a guarantee that sports fans will be able to buy tickets for the Commonwealth Games by Monday at the latest.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

Local Government Minister Derek Mackay has said he sincerely hoped that a change in the leadership of Aberdeen City Council would herald a “fresh start”.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

Alex Salmond has assured the Scottish Parliament that action has been taken to try and keep the peace at Scotland’s newest prison.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

The SNP have claimed the UK Government’s respect agenda is in tatters after it emerged Home Office officials have refused to give evidence to Holyrood’s European affairs committee.

Holyrood

May 15, 2014

New legislation to tighten access to air weapons in Scotland and other measures to improve public safety has been announced today.

Holyrood

May 14, 2014

Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has revealed the ringleaders of a major riot at HMP Grampian in Peterhead have been transferred to other jails. He said inmates would be punished by the courts.

Holyrood

May 13, 2014

Church of Scotland members are being urged to oppose plans to scrap a legal obligation for councils to have religious representatives on education committees.

Holyrood

May 9, 2014

Health Secretary Alex Neil has criticised Aberdeen City Council’s approach to delivering social care services.

Holyrood

May 9, 2014

Highland MP Danny Alexander has refused to get involved in a dispute over houses near a historic battlefield.

Holyrood

May 9, 2014

Former Free Church moderator the Rev Dr John Ross has raised concern that voting for independence would turn Scotland into a secular state.

Holyrood

May 9, 2014

UK Government minister Danny Alexander is under fresh pressure to explain why he is so opposed to speed cameras on the A9 given his party has endorsed similar schemes south of the border.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

North-east SNP MSP Christian Allard claimed Ukip was a “virtual irrelevance” in Scottish politics but they are on the same side as the Lib Dems in the independence referendum debate

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has been urged to “call off the dogs” who have declared they plan to heckle Nigel Farage in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Holyrood

Skin Cancer debate

May 8, 2014

Public Health Minister Michael Mathieson said skin cancer was the fifth most common cancer in women and seventh in men. He said it was a challenge that has to be addressed seriously.

Holyrood

Skin cancer debate

May 8, 2014

Aberdeen MSP Kevin Stewart said lessons must be delivered in schools so people get into the habit of protecting themselves and called on VAT to be removed from sun creams.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

Labour MSP Dr Richard Simpson claims dermatology GP training has been reduced. He claims students are only given five days under graduate training in how to spot skin cancer.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

North-east SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson has urged people not to ignore changes to the skin. He said climate change was changing the impact of UV rays from the sun due to holes in the ozone layer.

Holyrood

May 8, 2014

Deputy Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw – who has red hair – has admitted he wears a special type of make-up on a daily basis to stop him getting sunburned.

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