Comment following Education and Skills committee

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said:

"It was interesting to hear Mr Swinney's comments today regarding the Northern Alliance and the effectiveness of joint working between local authorities in the North and North East of Scotland. 

Comment on SNP Council Tax plans

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said:

"The SNP should abandon this multi-million pound tax grab which will disproportionately hit home-owners in the North East of Scotland. 

Council rents lost due to unlet homes

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said:

"It is encouraging to see that there has been a small improvement from last year, but the figures remain well above the Scottish average and clearly this is an area where Aberdeen City Council should be doing better. 

Ross donates to Skene Street Project

A North East MSP and Aberdeen councillor has donated part of his local government salary to a campaign to secure improved facilities for a local community.


Comment on Aberdeen City Council Crematorium Report

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said: "The people of Aberdeen will be offered some reassurance in this report which clearly shows that practices at Aberdeen Crematorium in Hazlehead have been tightened up considerably.

MSP calls for "swift action" from SNP over school safety

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said:

"I said after this report was published that the Justice Secretary should appear before parliament at the earliest opportunity to clarify the Scottish Government's position on the findings of this review.

MSP welcomes Heathrow expansion decision

North East MSP, Ross Thomson, said:

"This news will provide a timely boost to the north-east economy and will be welcomed by local businesses and air passengers alike.

Aberdeen City Council leaders slam second referendum bill

Aberdeen City Council leader Jenny Laing said: "A second independence referendum would wreak havoc with Aberdeen's already faltering economy.

She said: "This Independence Referendum Bill is a blueprint for economic disaster.