Conor Matchett Deputy Political Editor
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Deputy Political Editor at The Scotsman.

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732 Articles
3 months ago
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Walks Scotland: Eight of the best circular walks - Glenfinnan Viaduct trail, Glen Coe, Fairy Pool...

Scotland enjoys some of the world's finest walking and hiking routes.

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7 months ago
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SNP accused of being 'wedded to secrecy' as significant Freedom of Information reform rejected

Ministers rejected plans to introduce new legislation to strengthen transparency rules.

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7 months ago
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Ministers delay new small ferries contract in bid to save £41m

The small vessel replacement programme is viewed as key to the future of the embattled Ferguson Marine shipyard

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7 months ago
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Alex Salmond court case: For Humza Yousaf, when it rains, it pours

Humza Yousaf has faced crisis after crisis since becoming First Minister, the latest court action from Alex Salmond i...

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7 months ago
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SNP ministers delay laptop for every pupil policy again, saving £14m

The pledge around free laptops for pupils was a central part of the party’s 2021 Holyrood election manifesto.

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7 months ago
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Humza Yousaf's spokesperson repeatedly refuses to say whether Michael Matheson told the truth - f...

The First Minister’s spokesperson faces questions from journalists each week. Below is a transcript of questions aske...

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7 months ago
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Autumn statement is 'worst case scenario' for Scottish budget - Shona Robison

Ministers face a squeezed budget in December after a lack of major public service investments, government sources said.

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7 months ago
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Ferries scandal Scotland: Ferguson Marine chief executive 'misled' Holyrood committee over £24m s...

The yard requested the additional money after it claimed a different application of safety rules necessitated design ...

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7 months ago
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Michael Matheson denies misleading press and Humza Yousaf about personal usage connected to £11,0...

The health secretary is under pressure from the opposition around an £11,000 data roaming bill

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7 months ago
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Michael Matheson denies misleading press claiming he was 'very clear' about personal usage connec...

The health secretary is under pressure from the opposition around an £11,000 data roaming bill.

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7 months ago
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Labour constitutional reforms by Gordon Brown 'not worth paper they are written on', claims forme...

Jamie Driscoll was barred from standing for the North East mayor role and quit in protest.

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7 months ago
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Ferguson Marine ditch additional warship work after rejection of investment by ministers

Economy secretary Neil Gray said the government was rejecting a request for £25m in additional investment.

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