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Tories call on Ministers to undertake research into future trainee consultants

Nanette Milne, Scottish ConservativeMSP for the North East has called on the SNP Scottish Government to undertake research to assess how many potential future consultants are currently in training. The North East MSP has previously called on the SNP Scottish Government to introduce a high cost are supplement for NHS Grampian. The North East MSP has been leading calls for additional help for NHS Grampian to help recruit and retain staff.

Number of Grampian babies affected by maternal drug use reaches three year high

The number of babies affected by maternal drug use has reached a three year high across Grampian, latest figures have revealed. Between 2010/11 and 2012/13, some 185 new-born babies were affected by their mother’s drug abuse, a higher number than the previous two years. According to the report from ISD Scotland, the rate per 1,000 live births is 10.0, considerably higher than the Scottish average of 5.9.

Aberdeen set to be Scotland’s first Gigabit City

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East has welcomed the news that Aberdeen will be Scotland's first Gigabit city. Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East said: “The announcement that Aberdeen has been chosen as Scotland’s first Gigabit City is fantastic news for Aberdeen and the North East. 

Better Together's Alastair Darling visits Banchory

Better Together leader Alastair Darling visited Banchory on the campaign trail yesterday and was shown around the Biomass Energy Centre by Conservative Candidate for West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine, Alexander Burnett.

Calls for defibrillators to be located in phone boxes

Scottish Conservatives have written to British Telecom to enquire about additional phone boxes being made available to locate Community automated external defibrillators (AEDs). In 2008 BT introduced, the Adopt A Kiosk scheme which has allowed a number of community automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be located in phone boxes.

Leading NFU figures make case for Union

A group of leading farmers and members of the Rural Better Together campaign group are to spell out their case for the union in Stirling today. The gathering is made up of six former NFUS presidents, nine former vice-presidents and a former chairman of Quality Meat Scotland. A member of the group, former National Farmers Union Scotland President Ian Grant, has specifically criticised the Scottish Government over a lack of clarity on what currency would be used in the event of independence.

Justice Secretary has no regrets for the way in which the Scottish Government have handle court closures

Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East has questioned the Scottish Government on what savings will be secured following the SNP Court Closures. The North East MSP has called on Audit Scotland to be tasked to look at the closures to investigate if Scottish taxpayers have seen any such level of savings.   Sheriff courts in Dornoch, Duns, Kirkcudbright, Peebles, Rothesay, Cupar, Dingwall, Arbroath, Haddington and Stonehaven have been closed with Justice of the peace courts in Annan, Irvine, Motherwell, Cumbernauld, Portree, Stornoway and Wick also shut.

MSP vows to help charity tackle prostate cancer injustices

Nanette Milne, Scottish ConservativeMSP for the North East has pledged to support Prostate Cancer UK in its drive to eradicate the injustices faced by men with, and at risk of, prostate cancer in Scotland.Despite being the most common male cancer, men continue to face a number of injustices surrounding awareness, treatments and support, geography, age, and ethnicity.

North East residents demand timetable for AWPR at Dyce Drive

Scottish Conservatives have called for a timetable for work to commence on the AWPR at Dyce Drive. Nanette Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East said: “Anyone who has driven to Aberdeen Airport will be acutely aware of the unacceptable congestion which has built up at both the airport and along Dyce Drive. “It is clear that this new North East bottle neck has become yet another major traffic concern with North East residents demanding a timetable for when work on the AWPR will commence at Dyce Drive. 

West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine Conservatives launch new website

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.