The Scottish taxpayer will fund the modest increases in spending outlined by Derek Mackay in today’s Budget, but he notably chose not to acknowledge the funding we continue to receive from the UK Exchequer, without which our public services funding would be drastically slashed.
There was a time when it seemed every institution, organisation or utility had the word British in its title.
Congratulations to Coventry, who are worthy winners of UK City Culture 2021.
We are very disappointed for Paisley that it has not been successful in its bid.
The energy, pride and optimism this community has shown in rallying behind the excellent Paisley 2021 team demonstrates the bright future the town has and it has proved itself to be a great host of local and national culture.
“This has been a fantastic campaign which has brought people from different cities and towns all over the country together and celebrated all that is great about British culture.
I used to hate Paisley. As a child, it was the scene of never-ending Saturday afternoons being dragged round the shops by my mum.
I warmed to it over the years though. As I got a bit older, I was allowed to get the bus to the town centre with my friends, unaccompanied by adults, and we felt very mature even though we just went to McDonalds and looked at the football boots in the sports shops in the Piazza and the Paisley Centre.
In recent weeks, it would have been easy to believe that Scotland was starting to move past the divisive debates of the past.
Scotland’s history, culture and symbols belong to all Scots, and all of those with an affinity for Scotland. Yet, they have been hijacked by pro-independence campaigners, most prominently shown by the use of the Saltire.
The annual battle between the Scottish and UK Governments on Budget Day is now well underway.
Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our founder and executive director Alastair Cameron.
Last week, on Wednesday 15th November, we held a fundraising dinner in London's Caledonian Club. Here is the speech from our Chief Executive Pamela Nash.
I had to spend most of time as an MP embroiled in Scotland’s constitutional debate…and today I find myself returning to the Houses of Parliament to look on as today’s MPs take to Westminster Hall to debate the prospect of there being another independence referendum.
Our Chief Exec Pamela Nash has written to the Permanent Secretary to express our concern that taxpayers money has been used by the Scottish Government for political propaganda.
Some of our regional teams across Scotland are holding St Andrew's Day celebrations, on Thursday 30 November.
The largest of these is in Paisley (the soon-to-be UK City of Culture 2021) and is being organised by our Renfrewshire team.
If you would like to attend this event then please click HERE.
Dan Snow & Tom Holland telling us why they believe we should remain together here in the UK.
Scotland in Union exists for one purpose - to promote a more cohesive and united Scotland, secure within the United Kingdom. We act as the voice for the majority who no longer want to stay silent
We are delighted to be hosting a fundraising dinner in London on Wednesday 15th November, The Caledonian Club, with TV historians Dan Snow and Tom Holland.
This promises to be a fun and informative event with attendees from across the business community.
Click here for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotland-in-union-dinner-london-tickets-34851561960
My family and I moved from the USA to the United Kingdom just over 22 years ago. As a manager for a US based electronics company I was tasked with setting up manufacturing operations in the UK. Scotland was selected as our base for UK operations as it offered inroads into a wider UK market in the hi-tech and automotive industries. My family and I set up home in Scotland in the lovely seaside town of Broughty Ferry on the east coast of Scotland. We grew to love our life there and we fully embraced the many and varied cultural aspects of life in the UK.
It has been announced that there is to be a debate in the UK Parliament on the topic of: ‘Another Scottish independence referendum should not be allowed to happen’ - that has been triggered after a petition reached 221,514 signatures. This debate will be held on Monday 13th November 2017, and we would like all our supporters to contact their local MP to express their views.
"We may not yet know exactly when the choice will be made. But we can, we must, and we will always make the case for independence".
- Nicola Sturgeon, 10th October.
At her party conference this afternoon, Nicola Sturgeon insisted she will keep making the case for independence – and she "always" will.
Showing a tin ear to the majority of Scots who have urged her to get on with the day job, the First Minister insisted the case for independence has never been stronger.
Despite losing a third of their MPs in the recent election and poll after poll rejecting their calls for a second referendum, the SNP Government is determined to push ahead with its constitutional obsession at the expense of Scotland.
This week, new polling research commissioned by Scotland in Union revealed most Scots are not impressed by the SNP’s record in Government and support for Nicola Sturgeon is in freefall.
It also shows nearly half of Scotland believe they were misled by the SNP ahead of the referendum and think we would be worse off if we had voted Yes.
That’s why we need a campaign like Scotland in Union to answer the divisive rhetoric from the nationalists and remind people of the positives of being part of the UK.
You can make the SNP Government listen and stop a second referendum by giving us your support so we can make ourselves heard.