January 9, 2020

On Wednesday 08 January the Scottish Parliament rejected the UK Government’s flawed Brexit Bill, which the SNP warns will “throw the constitution into crisis.”

Meanwhile, at Westminster, the SNP tabled a reasoned amendment that opposes the Withdrawal Agreement on the grounds that:

· The Scottish Parliament has not consented to those parts of the B...

October 25, 2019

The SNP Government is determined to take a strategic approach to maintaining the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020 budget to ensure it supports key priorities.  

If Scotland leaves the EU, Scottish Ministers want to be able to optimise our ability to put into effect proposals t...

August 13, 2019

A third round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and SNP Government Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open and available for applications.

Public, community and third sector organisations can apply for £13.25 million of available ERDF and SNP Government support to help deliver innovative active travel and low car...

August 9, 2019

To ensure that European Union (EU) citizens can continue to build their lives in Scotland, the SNP Government has launched its Stay in Scotland package of support, to advise people throughout the process of applying to the UK Tory Government’s EU settlement scheme.

Stay in Scotland includes the provision of a support and advice service for citize...

July 11, 2019

Ayrshire New Potatoes, also known as Ayrshire Earlies because they are traditionally harvested early in the year, have been registered as a Protected Geographic Indication (PGI) by the European Union, thanks to a successful application by Girvan Early Growers.

This status offers extra protection against unauthorised imitation of Ayrshire Earlies,...

July 10, 2019

Scotland-based clean energy solutions provider Logan Energy has been selected as the hydrogen technology partner for the €3.6 million (£3.24 million) EU funded SEAFUEL project on Tenerife, which aims to demonstrate the sustainable integration of renewable fuels into transportation.

Logan Energy has been tasked with designing and building a h...

July 4, 2019

In the 2014-2020 funding programme, North Ayrshire has been directly allocated £5,925,755 from the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which together make up the European Structural and Investment Funds and are managed in Scotland by the SNP Government.

North Ayrshire Council (NAC) is receiving £3,959,133...

July 2, 2019

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP has written to UK Secretary of State Michael Gove MP to express his disappointment over the lack of co-operation in a review of how £190 million of EU Convergence Payments to farmers was allocated back in 2013. The UK Tory Government received these monies to pass on to Scottish farmers, to bring their per...

June 26, 2019

At Portfolio Questions on Wednesday, Kenneth asked Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee MSP whether the SNP Government had received any clarity from the UK Government on its plans for replacing European Structural Funds with the Shared Prosperity Fund post-Brexit.

In his response, the Minister expressed his concern that the UK...

May 27, 2019

While we await the results from the Western Isles on Monday - where counting is not permitted on a Sunday - the SNP has already achieved its highest ever European Parliament Election result.

Across Scotland as a whole, the SNP achieved 37.8% of the vote - an 8.9% increase compared to the last EU Elections in 2014.

In North Ayrshire, the SNP romped...

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