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Scotland's demographic NHS time bomb

After projections recently showed the number of pensioners is set to increase by 28 per cent it's high time the SNP started listening to warnings about an ageing population.

Unemployment: The Facts

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Since 2010 unemployment has fallen by 3.5% and is now at its lowest level since 1975.

Swift response to verge cutting

I was very pleased to see our council's roads department cutting the grass verges across many roads on Islay. Some of these areas particularly near the outlying farms have not had their verges cut in over five years.

Rural economy starved by incompetence

After it has been reported that the Scottish Government may escape EU fines over their on going late CAP payments fiasco thanks to UK wide CAP payments arriving on time. It seems that any progress the Scottish Government has been making has completely stalled.

Boost to Schools Funding

The Education Secretary, Justine Greening, has announced an extra £1.3 billion boost to core schools funding.

Investing in technical education

Our young people deserve the best possible start in life. That’s why we are investing £65 million in technical education -  £15 million to ensure we have the colleges and teachers needed to deliver the new T-Levels, and £50 million from April 2018 to fund high quality work placements.

Investing in Britain's Infrastructure

This Conservative Government is taking the big decisions on Britain’s transport future. We are investing £6.1 billion in road improvements, which will better link people with their jobs, friends and family.