Election: SNP could restrict second-home ownership in tourist hotspots

Potential restrictions on second-home ownership are looming for Scottish tourism hotspots in an effort to make housing more accessible for young people, if the SNP is re-elected.

Published 26 April 2021

Election: SNP’s 100,000 new homes promise to support 14,000 jobs a year

Nicola Sturgeon has committed to building 100,000 new homes in the next decade while also promising to support 14,000 jobs a year as part of Scotland’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic should the SNP be re-elected.

Published 29 March 2021

SNP calls for action on empty army homes

SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald has renewed the party’s call for the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to use empty homes to house veterans – after new figures showed more than 1,000 army homes remain unoccupied.

Published 23 December 2019

Call for Westminster to end Highland energy surcharge ‘rip-off’

An MSP has urged on the UK government to finally end the “Highland energy rip-off” which sees customers facing a 2p electricity surcharge despite the region facing some of the highest rates of fuel poverty in the country.

Published 8 January 2018

SNP 2017 general election manifesto launched in Perth

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined the SNP’s key policies yesterday as the party leader revealed its manifesto for the upcoming general election.

Published 31 May 2017

SNP’s local campaign pledge to boost affordable homes

Providing a home that is affordable, warm and secure to every person in Scotland will be a fundamental priority of every SNP council, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Published 24 April 2017

Higher proportion of new builds are affordable housing in Scotland

Scotland is leading the way in the UK in building affordable and social rented housing, the SNP has claimed following the publication of new figures from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe).

Published 13 February 2017

Housing, energy efficiency and welfare feature high on SNP manifesto

The SNP has unveiled plans for 50,000 new affordable homes, a Warm Homes Bill to help tackle fuel poverty and a social security system based on dignity and respect should it win the upcoming Holyrood election.

Published 21 April 2016