Scottish National Party
The Scottish National Party (SNP) is a centre-left political party in Scotland which campaigns for Scottish independence.
The current leader is Nicola Sturgeon.
2017 General Election Manifesto
The 2017 Manifesto can be downloaded from: https://www.snp.org/manifesto
FullFact manifesto launch factcheck: https://fullfact.org/event/2017/May/30
Letter from leader Nicola Sturgeon to Campaign for Science and Engineering: http://www.sciencecampaign.org.uk/resource/SNPletter-nicola-sturgeon.html
Manifesto analysis from the Institute of Fiscal Studies: https://election2017.ifs.org.uk/
Carbon Brief manifesto comparison on climate & energy: https://www.carbonbrief.org/election-2017-what-minfestos-say-energy-climate-change
Open Rights Group manifesto highlights: https://wiki.openrightsgroup.org/wiki/General_Election_2017_Party_Manifestos
BBC Manifesto Guide: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39955886
2015 General Election Manifesto
The 2015 Manifesto can be downloaded from: https://www.snp.org/node/15170
The Conversation Manifesto Check: https://theconversation.com/uk/manifesto-check-2015#snp
Campaign for Science and Engineering analysis: http://sciencecampaign.org.uk/?page_id=17190
The Royal Society on energy and the environment: http://blogs.royalsociety.org/in-verba/2015/04/28/what-do-the-party-manifestos…
The Carbon Brief on climate & energy: http://www.carbonbrief.org/blog/2015/04/election-2015-what-the-manifestos-say-on-climate-and-energy/
Research Fortnight on research and innovation: https://www.researchprofessional.com/media/pdf/RF455_election_supplement.pdf
British Humanist Association on humanist issues: https://humanism.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Comparing-key-humanist-issues…
Open Rights Group on surveillance: https://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2015/surveillance-in-the-general-election-manifestos
Stance on Skeptical Issues (pre 2015 manifesto)
The 2011 SNP Holyrood manifesto can be read here: http://manifesto.votesnp.com/
Their 2010 Westminster manifesto can be read here: http://www.snp.org/manifestos/westminster/2010
In their 2007 Holyrood manifesto, the SNP stated (page 35):
- Access to alternative therapies such as homeopathy can help improve the quality of life of patients. We will support patient choice in this respect and encourage GPs to do likewise.
However, their 2010 Westminster and 2011 Holyrood manifestos did not appear to mention alternative medicine.
In May 2010, SNP leader Alex Salmond answered readers' questions for Pink News.
Science and Engineering
Shortly before the 2011 Scottish Parliament elections, the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) looked at policies of the major Scottish parties, including the SNP: http://sciencecampaign.org.uk/?page_id=4938