THE SNP and Nicola Sturgeon look set to convincingly win the upcoming Holyrood elections in May but are at risk of failing to win an outright majority, according to recent polling. The Additional Members System (AMS) is designed to encourange cross-party co-operation and prevent one party from gaining a majority. However, the SNP ‘broke’ this… Continue Reading →
THE debate around the issue of assisted suicide is heating up ahead of the Scottish parliament elections later this year. Controversial calls for a change in euthanasia laws are on the rise, with more than three quarters of Scots (76%) in support of parliamentarians debating the issue after May’s Holyrood elections. The poll, commissioned by… Continue Reading →
IN the latest in a long line of train troubles for Stirling, ScotRail data for January has revealed that more than forty per cent of services terminating in the city arrived late. In a year plagued with cancellations, delays, and bus replacement services, the latest figures highlight that two in five ScotRail services are not… Continue Reading →
Hello and welcome to Thistle News – a new online platform designed to bring you all the latest news and coverage in the run up to the Scottish Parliament elections in May. My name is Sam Ormiston and I am a freelance journalist based in Manchester. I moved here from Scotland in September to complete… Continue Reading →
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