The First Minister at the Edinburgh Book Festival

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The First Minister Heather McDaid and Elif Shafak at the Edinburgh Book Festival

The First Minister joined Scottish publisher Heather McDaid and celebrated Turkish author Elif Shafak at the Edinburgh Book Festival to discuss the role of women in public life. Watch LIVE from #edbookfest w Guest Selector @Elif_Safak, First Minister @NicolaSturgeon & @heathermmcd of @404Ink — Edinburgh Book Fest (@edbookfest) August 18, 2017 Turkey’s most… Read more »

Baby box bairns

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reiterated her government’s commitment to tackling inequality and promoting health during a visit to Butterfly Nursery in Arden, Glasgow.

The First Minster dropped in to Butterfly nursery in Arden, Glasgow to celebrate the launch of Scotland’s new Baby Box initiative. The initiative will mean all newborns and their parents will receive a box of essential items to help them through their first six months. The stage is set at Butterfly nursery in Arden for… Read more »

New GSK vaccinations plant opened in Montrose

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tours facilities at GSK Montrose, August 15, 2017.

The First Minister was in Montrose to open a new £44 million vaccinations manufacturing facility built by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).During the visit the First Minister met staff and toured the site, which will produce aluminium salts used in 400 million vaccinations a year for illnesses including tetanus, pneumonia and whooping cough. A busy day in the Angus town… Read more »

First Minister thanks Edinburgh’s Festival City Volunteers

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First Minister meets Edinburgh Festival Volunteers

The First Minister popped up to George Square to thank members of the new Edinburgh Festival City Volunteers scheme. This new project was launched to welcome visitors to the Scottish capital as the world’s biggest arts festival celebrates its 70th anniversary year. Inspired by the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Host City Volunteers programme, the initiative brings… Read more »

FM welcomes £11.7m boost for Aberdeen harbour

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First Minister at Aberdeen Harbour

The First Minister welcomed news that Scottish Enterprise will contribute £11.7 million towards Aberdeen Harbour’s £350 million expansion, supporting the creation of 2,300 jobs by 2026. The project, due to be completed in 2020, will provide enhanced facilities and capacity to the oil industry and help capitalise on Scotland’s growing cruise tourism and renewables markets…. Read more »