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SNP failing local councils

The SNP are failing councils as recent figures show that the cost of coronavirus to local authorities could hit more than £400 million.

Crime rate rises in Argyll and Bute

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has warned the Scottish Government that it must not neglect law and order after recorded crime figures went up in Argyll and Bute.

During May crimes in the area rose to 210 compared to 186 in April.

Digital Connectivity vital for COVID-19 economic recovery

A report to Argyll and Bute’s Business Continuity Committee has highlighted the need for greater digital connectivity across the area to help with economic and wider recovery following the pandemic.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth:

Welcome for schooling U-turn

Highlands and Islands Conservative MSP Donald Cameron has welcomed the U-turn on schooling announced by Education Secretary John Swinney.

SNP must be more ambitious to protect jobs and livelihoods

The latest figures show that jobs are being lost across the board in all areas of Scotland from the most affluent to the most deprived.

Unemployment is rising faster than anywhere in the UK, Scotland’s growth is sluggish and many firms still can’t get back to work.

SNP continue to demonstrate economic incompetence

The SNP continue to demonstrate their economic incompetence. New figures show the SNP Government underspent their budget by a quarter of a billion pounds in 2019-20, and failed to use £45 million of borrowing capacity.