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Kate Forbes appointed as new Deputy First Minister

Kate Forbes appointed as new Deputy First Minister

Kate Forbes appointed as new Deputy First Minister

Kate Forbes has been appointed Deputy First Minister by John Swinney, it has been announced.


A9 Holyrood committee to hear from Alex Salmond

A9 Holyrood committee to hear from Alex Salmond

A9 Holyrood committee to hear from Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond is set to give evidence to the A9 dualling inquiry at Holyrood tomorrow.


John Swinney elected unopposed as new SNP leader

John Swinney elected unopposed as new SNP leader

John Swinney elected unopposed as new SNP leader

John Swinney has been crowned the new leader of the SNP after winning the support of potential contender, Highland MSP Kate Forbes.


The Forbes-Swinney partnership is a good move for the SNP but should there be an election?

The Forbes-Swinney partnership is a good move for the SNP but should there be an election?

The Forbes-Swinney partnership is a good move for the SNP but should there be an election?

In less than two years Scotland has had three Prime Ministers and will get its third First Minister – without a vote.


What could John Swinney and Kate Forbes working together mean for the Highlands?

What could John Swinney and Kate Forbes working together mean for the Highlands?

What could John Swinney and Kate Forbes working together mean for the Highlands?

Kate Forbes says the SNP must ‘rewin trust’ but is change possible for a party after 17 years in power?


BREAKING: Kate Forbes will NOT run to be First Minister, instead she backs John Swinney

BREAKING: Kate Forbes will NOT run to be First Minister, instead she backs John Swinney

BREAKING: Kate Forbes will NOT run to be First Minister, instead she backs John Swinney

She says ‘the best way to deliver the urgent change Scotland needs is to join with John Swinney’.


John Swinney offers Kate Forbes a top government job as bids to become First Minister

John Swinney offers Kate Forbes a top government job as bids to become First Minister

John Swinney offers Kate Forbes a top government job as bids to become First Minister

Now Ms Forbes is set for her own announcement this afternoon about whether she will run for the top job.


NICKY MARR: Humza Yousaf was the least likely to get my vote

NICKY MARR: Humza Yousaf was the least likely to get my vote

NICKY MARR: Humza Yousaf was the least likely to get my vote

With not a single rural MSP in the Scottish cabinet since Humza Yousaf came to power, we have been forgotten, says our columnist.


Kate Forbes says she is ‘considering’ standing to replace Humza Yousaf as First Minister

Kate Forbes says she is ‘considering’ standing to replace Humza Yousaf as First Minister

Kate Forbes says she is ‘considering’ standing to replace Humza Yousaf as First Minister

The Highland MSP says she is conscious of a ‘groundswell of support’ but she is still ‘weighing everything up’.


Highland Council announces £2 BILLION schools and roads investment programme

Highland Council announces £2 BILLION schools and roads investment programme

Highland Council announces £2 BILLION schools and roads investment programme

The plans are aimed at dealing with at least 12 school and spending millions more on much needed road repairs.


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