Transparency means explaining how the decisions were made

Source:: The National Transparency means explaining how the decisions were made I WAS less than impressed by the article by Julie Hepburn and Alex Kerr (The SNP’s NEC needs to be more effective, transparent and accountable, August 7). It seems to be driven by a desire to give the appearance of taking change seriously, but in a way which preserves the current hierarchy’s powers and distracts people from the real point at issue. Read the full article:: The National Transparency means explaining how the decisions were made

'I'm fully occupied': Nicola Sturgeon shows up PM over holiday plan

Source:: The National ‘I’m fully occupied’: Nicola Sturgeon shows up PM over holiday plan NICOLA Sturgeon has said while she is “envious” of the Prime Minister’s plan to reportedly take a two-week holiday in Scotland, she has no intention to take a “staycation” herself. Read the full article:: The National ‘I’m fully occupied’: Nicola Sturgeon shows up PM over holiday plan

Aberdeen coronavirus outbreak: More than 850 contacts traced

Source:: The National Aberdeen coronavirus outbreak: More than 850 contacts traced MORE than 850 contacts have been traced in the NHS Grampian area in relation to the Aberdeen coronavirus outbreak. Read the full article:: The National Aberdeen coronavirus outbreak: More than 850 contacts traced

Boris Johnson: People don't see UK nations, they 'see great British institutions'

Source:: The National Boris Johnson: People don’t see UK nations, they ‘see great British institutions’ BORIS Johnson said it would be “such a shame” to lose the “magic” of the United Kingdom as he visited a school in Upminster this morning. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson: People don’t see UK nations, they ‘see great British institutions’

Coronavirus in Scotland: 29 new positive cases identified

Source:: The National Coronavirus in Scotland: 29 new positive cases identified A FURTHER 29 coronavirus cases have been found in Scotland over the last 24 hours, according to the latest Scottish Government figures. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus in Scotland: 29 new positive cases identified

The SNP will restart the campaign when the time is right

Source:: The National The SNP will restart the campaign when the time is right THERE has been much talk in the media about a Plan B for independence, and why the SNP isn’t openly discussing it. I’m sure that various routes to independence are being formulated by the SNP, but does a general publish his battle plans before engaging the enemy? If plans were made public the vindictive English government would pass laws to make them illegal. Read the full article:: The National The SNP will restart the campaign when the time is right

RAF dispatches plane to survey Channel after migrant crossings

Source:: The National RAF dispatches plane to survey Channel after migrant crossings THE Prime Minister has branded migrants’ Channel crossings a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” as he hinted at changing laws to tackle the crisis. Read the full article:: The National RAF dispatches plane to survey Channel after migrant crossings

Holyrood to bring in remote voting for the 'longer term'

Source:: The National Holyrood to bring in remote voting for the ‘longer term’ MSPs WILL be able to vote remotely as the Scottish Parliament returns this week. Read the full article:: The National Holyrood to bring in remote voting for the ‘longer term’

Row as SNP MP takes aim at 'Common Weal types' over Belarus

Source:: The National Row as SNP MP takes aim at ‘Common Weal types’ over Belarus AN SNP MP sparked an angry reaction last night when he accused “Commonweal types” of being “oddly mute” over the Belarus election protests. Read the full article:: The National Row as SNP MP takes aim at ‘Common Weal types’ over Belarus

Jason Leitch denies teachers are ill-prepared to return to school

Source:: The National Jason Leitch denies teachers are ill-prepared to return to school JASON Leitch rejected claims that teachers are ill-prepared to return to school this week during a BBC Good Morning Scotland programme earlier. Read the full article:: The National Jason Leitch denies teachers are ill-prepared to return to school

Scotland 'loses out on £1.8 billion in Tory Government rip off'

Source:: The National Scotland ‘loses out on £1.8 billion in Tory Government rip off’ SNP MSP Joan McAlpine has accused the UK Government of ditching the Barnett Formula to “short change” Scotland of £1.8 billion. Read the full article:: The National Scotland ‘loses out on £1.8 billion in Tory Government rip off’

Why Nicola Sturgeon should commit to leading a major indy march

Source:: The National Why Nicola Sturgeon should commit to leading a major indy march ON Saturday, the First Minister did an interview with the BBC in which she called for SNP members to put aside internal disputes and “focus on what matters to people” ahead of next year’s Holyrood election. She added that if voters ever thought the SNP were “focusing on their own agendas and engaging in infighting” it would be disastrous for the movement. Read the full article:: The National Why Nicola Sturgeon should commit to leading a major indy march

Amnesty International leader to run for Holyrood seat in 2021

Source:: The National Amnesty International leader to run for Holyrood seat in 2021 A SENIOR leader from Amnesty International is seeking nomination to run for the SNP in the Scottish elections next year. Read the full article:: The National Amnesty International leader to run for Holyrood seat in 2021

Indy campaigners to walk 2420 miles to get 2.2m people signed up

Source:: The National Indy campaigners to walk 2420 miles to get 2.2m people signed up THE organisers of the Long Walk to Freedom have pledged to walk 2420 miles around Scotland, while aiming to get 2.2 million people to sign up to what is being called the Digital Covenant. Read the full article:: The National Indy campaigners to walk 2420 miles to get 2.2m people signed up

Priti Patel warned using Navy to block asylum seekers ‘unlawful’

Source:: The National Priti Patel warned using Navy to block asylum seekers ‘unlawful’ AMNESTY International has said a Royal Navy block to prevent asylum seekers crossing the English Channel would be “unlawful, reckless and dangerous”. Read the full article:: The National Priti Patel warned using Navy to block asylum seekers ‘unlawful’