News Releases

Thursday, 12th September 2013

Scotland’s energy policy risks becoming laughingstock of Europe, warns senior Scots MEP

Speaking from the European Parliament's monthly voting session in Strasbourg, Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson has warned that the SNP Government's energy policy risks becoming a laughingstock across Europe.

Thursday, 12th September 2013

Scots MEP calls for EU ban on incandescent light bulbs to be urgently reconsidered

A Euro MP has asked the European Commission to think again about their ban on incandescent light-bulbs. Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson issued the call after holding high-level talks in Strasbourg with Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger to highlight health problems associated with the widespread introduction of low-energy light bulbs.

Wednesday, 11th September 2013


Thursday, 22nd August 2013

Letters to Cardinal Ravasi and Fiona Hyslop on Scottish Catholic archives

Struan has written letters to the Vatican and Scottish Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop regarding the proposed split of Scotland's Catholic archives between sites in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Click here to read the letter to the Vatican in full.

Click here to read the letter to Fiona Hyslop in full.


Monday, 19th August 2013

Pioneering Scottish art impresario awarded European Citizen’s Prize

Influential Scottish artist and pioneering art impresario Professor Richard Demarco CBE was today awarded a European Citizen’s Prize during a ceremony in Edinburgh at the Office of the European Parliament in Scotland for his decades-long efforts to bridge cultural divides between Western and Eastern Europe. 

Tuesday, 13th August 2013

Scottish MEP brings anti-windfarm message to hundreds at rally in Ireland

Scottish Conservative Euro MP Struan Stevenson last night addressed a mass protest rally against wind turbines in Athlone, West Meath, in the Irish Midlands. Organised by Marian Harkin, Independent MEP for Ireland’s North West constituency, over 300 attended the standing-room only event at the Athlone Springs Hotel where Struan warned the gathered audience against desecrating the Irish landscape merely for the sake of satisfying the UK’s carbon emissions targets.

Monday, 22nd July 2013

Struan Stevenson MEP to go head-to-head with Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables

Two towering figures on opposite sides of Scotland’s discussion on renewable energy are set to debate each other on the merits of Scotland’s rush for green energy tomorrow, Tuesday 23 July.

Billed as ‘The Clash of the Titans’, Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson will go head-to-head with Niall Stuart, the Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, in a contest that will examine the arguments for and against renewable energy policies, most especially around wind energy.

Thursday, 11th July 2013

Stop this reckless attempt to shackle shale gas exploration, says Scots MEP

The search for potential deposits of much-needed shale gas could be severely hampered if MEPs are allowed to press ahead with proposals for over-zealous restrictions, a senior Conservative warned today.

Scottish Conservative MEP Struan Stevenson spoke out after the European Parliament’s Environment Committee controversially voted to include shale gas exploration on a list of activities which could only be allowed after a detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Wednesday, 10th July 2013

Scots MEP calls for immediate end to the mistreatment of greyhounds in Europe

Scots Conservative Euro MP and longtime animal welfare campaigner Struan Stevenson yesterday lent his support to a campaign calling for the immediate end to the torture and mistreatment of greyhounds in Europe.