Three MPs from the Scottish National Party (SNP) have written to the UK Government and the EU Vice-President urging both sides to remove Brexit-induced barriers to the export of Scottish seed potatoes to the UK. European Union. Richard Thomson MP (Gordon), Alyn Smith MP (Stirling) and Dave Doogan MP (Angus)Read More →

The taxpayer-funded Scottish National Investment Bank has committed £20 million in funding to the Lothian Broadband Group, saying the money will “help tackle digital inequality in rural communities and small towns”. SNIB noted that its ‘pillar’ funding commitment is in addition to £5m of new investment from the company’s currentRead More →

The Scottish renewable energy industry has thanked Holyrood Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, who lost his seat in parliamentary elections last week. The chief executive of the Scottish Renewables trade body, Claire Mack, said Wheelhouse had demonstrated a “deep understanding” of the renewable energy industry throughout his tenure as Minister ofRead More →

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has invited the leaders of the UK’s devolved nations to crisis talks over the union after the pro-independence Scottish National Party won its fourth successive parliamentary election. Key points: Mr Johnson congratulated Nicola Sturgeon on his party’s victory in the Scottish election He invited leaders fromRead More →