Orkney SNP Branch of the Scottish National Party

Welcome to the Orkney SNP Branch of the Scottish National Party. We’re Scotland’s largest political party and the party of Government. We have a solid membership throughout Scotland and we’re the second largest political party on Orkney.

We both welcome and encourage you to join our local Orkney SNP branch where you’ll have the opportunity of participating and directly shaping Orkney for the benefit of everyone.

With a General Election on the 12th of December, your vote for the SNP is a vote to escape Brexit and Westminster chaos. And a vote for the SNP will demand Scotland’s right to choose its own future.


Orkney SNP Branch welcomes our Candidate for MP – Robert Leslie

Contact Robert via his Facebook or Twitter

Robert Leslie SNP Candidate for MP on Orkney & Shetland chatting to Lyall Gair is an avid SNP supporter in Shetland. Lyall was Guizer Jarl for Shetland’s Up-Helly-A.

Robert Leslie our Northern Isles Candidate for MP opens our Shetland Hub in Lerwick

Robert Leslie feels very much at home in our Shetland Hub on Commercial Street!

Robert Leslie meets the famous Aly Bain who has a few thoughts!

World famous Shetland fiddler Aly Bain endorses our SNP candidate for the Northern Isles, Robert Leslie. Speaking in Lerwick yesterday [Thursday] after the first night of his tour with Old Möller and Bruce Molsky, Aly said: “We’ve got to vote SNP. I can’t stand another five years of Boris Johnson.”

The Lerwick-born musician was playing his first gig in Shetland since major heart surgery. He got the biggest cheer of the night from a packed house when he said: “I’d like to dedicate this concert to the NHS.”

Robert Leslie, the SNP candidate, was out canvassing in Scalloway today [Friday] and stopped by the Shetland Bus monument on a lovely sunny afternoon.

Our candidate Robert Leslie standing for MP in the General Election on 12th December is pictured with Jack Tulloch, Project Manager at Malakoff who was kind enough to show Robert around the operation in Lerwick. Robert is a man who supports business and the local economy and our vital trading links with Europe.

Our Vision and Values

Now is the time to choose a new path for Scotland

The SNP is committed to making Scotland the nation we know it can be. Our vision is of a prosperous country where everyone gets the chance to fulfil their potential. We want a fair society where no one is left behind.

Yet the lowest income households in Scotland are being hit the hardest by Westminster public spending cuts driven by the Tory austerity agenda.

Our vision is of a Scotland with a competitive, fairer and more sustainable economy. In government, we’ve already delivered a great deal of progress for Scotland.

Our vision is of a healthier Scotland. By 2020 people will be living longer, healthier lives at home, or in a homely setting – a vision that puts people first. Through preventative healthcare and care in the community, we can deliver a healthcare system which meets the needs of our people in a caring and effective manner.


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We are meeting our commitment to protect the NHS budget. We will ensure that the frontline health budget rises by at least £2 billion by the end of this Parliament. We know that good quality healthcare is the cornerstone to a decent society and we will always strive to provide this for Scotland.

We reject the austerity approach of the Tory UK government and believe in a progressive tax system that supports high quality public services. We have used new powers over Income Tax to make the system fairer and support investment in schools and hospitals.

We are proud of Scotland’s ambition on climate change – we will now step up our action to ensure we maintain Scotland’s reputation as a global leader on tackling climate change.

Too many of the powers needed to deliver our vision for a fairer, more prosperous Scotland still lie at Westminster. The SNP will continue to push for the devolution of further powers to the Scottish Parliament over job creation, taxation, social security and wages to allow us to make policies best suited to our economy.