Huge boost in employment and the economy for Scotland

Unemployment in Scotland has plummeted again – with the rate now 0.5 per cent lower than the rest of the UK, figures published today have revealed.The number of those out of work dropped in the last three months by a further 40,000, meaning unemployment is now at 5.5 per cent.

Swinney’s 10% tax an ‘assault on aspiration’

The Scottish Government has announced a replacement to stamp duty that will see people buying homes over £250,000 hit with a 10 per cent tax, hitting Edinburgh hardest.In what Scotland’s first tax-making decision in more than 300 years, the SNP has chosen to hit people seeking to buy family homes, particularly in the center of the capital, where the average house price is £262,000.


We have set up a new Twitter account for the local association from where you will be kept up to date with our campiganing and events across the city. Please follow us @EdinburghTories.

Lindsay Paterson selected for Edinburgh West

Local members of the Edinburgh Conservatives have selected Lindsay Paterson as their candidate for the Edinburgh West constituency at the 2015 General Election.

Edinburgh 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.

Launch of Friends of the Union Edinburgh

Last night, Ruth Davidson MSP and Gavin Brown MSP launched Conservative Friends of the Union Edinburgh at the Eric Liddell Centre in Morningside.