The defining characteristic of the last 14 years of nationalist misrule has been SNP failure.
SNP failure in Education, in Health, in Justice, on the economy and jobs, on tackling the SNP's appalling drug-deaths record, and in its failure to be honest with the Scottish People.
The tired, dishonest and increasingly incoherent SNP administration continues to pile catastrophe on chaos, wrecking livelihoods on a daily basis.
And in the middle of a pandemic, when Scotland has gained hugely from the UK decision to press ahead with vaccine approvals and purchases, the arrogant SNP still puts party before people, continuing to pursue its destructive obsession with separation.
Despite the clear and once in a generation democratic decision in 2014 of you, the Scottish People, to back the Union and reject separation, the SNP's priority is not rebuilding Scotland, not concentrating on undoing the harm caused by its mismanagement of the economy, but instead to push for destructive division with all the economic chaos and misery that would bring to Scotland.
As the true extent to which the SNP leadership has misled the Scottish Parliament and People becomes clearer every day, in May we face the biggest decision of the decade: reject the failure and dishonesty of the SNP, and instead support the Scottish Conservative vision for a better, kinder, more prosperous and united Scotland.
A huge thank you to everyone across the Highlands who supported or volunteered in the campaigns, as well as our excellent candidates who fought so hard to ensure we enjoyed electoral success on Thursday. You did an excellent job.
SNP ministers have been severely criticised after it was revealed that millions of pounds have been wasted on unsuccessful mitigation measures at the Rest and Be Thankful on the A83 trunk road in Argyll and Bute.
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Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has said that he shares the frustration of Mull and Iona residents with the failure of SNP ministers to resolve a dispute over the purchase of a catamaran for the Oban to Mull route.