Holyrood News

DONALD TO MEET WITH RBS OVER LOCAL BANK CLOSURES

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has arranged to meet with the Royal Bank of Scotland this week to discuss the recent announcement that 62 branches will be closed across Scotland.

Swinney must explain why his officials meddled in Audit Scotland report

Shadow education secretary Liz Smith has demanded answers from her SNP counterpart after a report by public spending watchdogs was watered down by the Scottish Government.

It was reported today that civil servants demanded changes were made to an Audit Scotland paper on colleges.

Frank’s Law must be part of Sturgeon’s autumn relaunch

The introduction of Frank’s Law must be a key part of the SNP’s supposed “radical relaunch” ahead of the new Holyrood term.

Nationalists claimed earlier in the summer that they were ready to ditch their agitation on independence and start focusing on running the country.

Scotland’s £1750 Union dividend revealed

People in Scotland benefited from a Union dividend of £1750 per head last year, according to new figures released today on Scotland’s finances.

This is an increase on the £1600 boost set out in last year’s Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures.