News - Archive
Gavin visits Edinburgh Napier University - 25th October 2012
Gavin visited the Craiglockhart Campus of Edinburgh Napier University on 24th October to discuss Scottish politics with students studying Scottish Culture and Society at the University.
Gavin Slams Absurd Tram Advert - 28th July 2012
Gavin has demanded an advert bearing the slogan “Edinburgh Trams – Worth waiting for” is withdrawn as it insults business owners and residents across the city.
Shambles on Empty Property Rates - 19th June 2012
The Scottish Conservatives are calling on the SNP to scrap proposals which would increase the tax owners of empty business premises have to pay.
SNP fails to spend almost £80 million - 18th June 2012
Despite demanding extra money on an almost weekly basis, the SNP has failed to spend almost £80million in the last financial year.
SNP create another New Quango - 7th June 2012
The Scottish Government announced plans to create a new organisation called Revenue Scotland to collect stamp duty and landfill tax.
Conservatvies Help Access to Finance - 19th March 2012
The Scottish Conservatives have welcomed a scheme that will help small businesses to access cheaper finance.
Conservatives Demand Better for Housing & Colleges - 8th February 2012
Despite a series of meetings and talks with Scottish Conservative spokesman Gavin Brown, the SNP have failed to prioritise growth in the Scottish economy.
Foolish SNP Impose the Retail Tax - 2nd February 2012
The Scottish Conservatives have slammed the Scottish Government's plans for a tax on large retailers.
Prestonfield Neighbourhood Project - 7th February 2011
Gavin attended the Prestonfield & District Neighbourhood Workers Project.
Stop the Drop-Off Rip-Off - 6th February 2011
Gavin Brown continues to campaign against BAA's decision to charge £1 for dropping off passengers at Edinburgh Airport. The charge was payable from October 2010.
Standing up for Small Businesses - 3rd February 2011
Gavin hosted the manifesto launch of the Federation of Small Businesses at the Scottish Parliament.
Visit by South Morningside Primary - 26th January 2011
South Morningside Primary recently visited the Scottish Parliament for a tour and a question & answer session with MSPs
Stage 1 of the Scottish Budget - 26th January 2011
Gavin was the closing speaker for the Scottish Conservatives during Stage 1 of the Scottish Budget Bill.
Boost for Small Businesses - 6th August 2010
Thanks to the Scottish Conservatives, many small businesses in Scotland no longer pay any business rates. Many other businesses pay substantially reduced rates. In total, over 70,000 businesses across Scotland have benefitted from the move.
Visit to Redhall Walled Garden - 16th July 2010
Gavin spent the morning on a visit to the wonderful Redhall Walled Garden
Gavin Praises Inspirational Mark Cooper - 5th July 2010
Gavin had the pleasure of catching up with Edinburgh's own 'Marathon Man'Mark Cooper recently
A Day with Headway - 23rd March 2010
Gavin had a very rewarding visit to Edinburgh Headway at the Astley Ainslie Hospital.
Visit from Bethany Christian Trust - 7th September 2009
Gavin hosted a visit of the Bethany Christian Trust recently in Holyrood. A group from the men's drop-in centre came to discuss a range of issues.
Bring Back the South Suburban Railway - 6th August 2008
Gavin has campaigned for years, along with other residents and community groups, for the reopening of the Edinburgh South Suburban Railway.
Braeside House Visit - 22nd December 2007
Gavin had the opportunity to visit Braeside House and have a lively discussion with residents
Make a Difference Day - 17th December 2007
Make a Difference Day is an innovative event run by CSV - a UK-wide training and volunteering charity.