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Budget revision reveals strength of UK’s ‘broad shoulders’

The vast majority of the £4 billion spent in Scotland on fighting coronavirus has come from the UK Government, it has emerged.

The Scottish Government has revealed that more than £3.5 billion had arrived in emergency support through Barnett Consequential funds from Westminster.

SNP forced to see sense over support to small businesses

After weeks of SNP ministerial foot-dragging, denials, excuses and inaction, and faced by a relentless campaign by Scottish Conservative MSP Edward Mountain and his colleagues, the SNP government has finally agreed that a way will be found to enable emergency grants to be made to small businesses

SNP Ignored Expert Advice on Protecting Care Homes

An Edinburgh University expert has slammed the SNP Government for ignoring his warning about care homes. Professor Richard Ennos wrote to the SNP Health Secretary before lockdown with a detailed plan to shield vulnerable people, but was ignored.

Edward Mountain MSP - May 2020 Newsletter Released

Edward Mountain MSP has released his latest newsletter giving some details of his work on behalf of his constituents, and, through his continued dedication to holding the SNP to account in Holyrood, his actions in support of the people of Scotland more widely.

Cameron backing bid to help local news media

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron supported the successful bid by the Scottish Conservatives to provide critical support to Scotland’s local news providers.