Bill Gates hears about Scotland’s global health work

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed Bill Gates to St Andrew’s House to hear first-hand about some of the work being carried out by NHS Scotland staff as part of our commitment to global health.   They watched a presentation on three different global health initiatives undertaken in Zambia, Ethiopia and Malawi, and how the dedication… Read more »


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The First Minister lit the Giant Menorah in St Andrew Square in Edinburgh as part of the 10th annual Scottish National Hanukkah celebration.     The First Minister then joined with members of the Jewish community where she delivered a short speech, underlining the important influence of the Jewish faith on Scotland.   FM @NicolaSturgeon… Read more »

Launch of 2018 as Year of Young People

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon kicked off a series of events celebrating Scotland’s young people as she launched 2018 as The Year of Young People.   Visiting the Oasis Youth Centre in Dumfries, the First Minister met young people from the local and national organising groups to hear about the plans they’ve been working on, and… Read more »

FM meets Winnie Byanyima

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The First Minister met with Executive Director of Oxfam, Winnie Byanyima, to discuss Scotland’s valuable contribution towards tackling climate change, poverty and more.      

First Minister addresses Scotland’s Inclusive Growth Conference

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Inclusive Growth conference

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed an international conference in Glasgow on inclusive growth, setting out the steps the Scottish Government is taking to reduce inequalities and ensure that all parts of society benefit from economic prosperity. FM @NicolaSturgeon addresses Scotland's #InclusiveGrowth Conference at @UofGlasgow — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) October 20, 2017 Inspiring morning at… Read more »

New bridge lights up the Forth

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Queensferry Crossing

As the countdown continues to the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing on 4 September, the First Minister visited the new bridge to turn on a stunning light display last night. Nicola Sturgeon met with a group of workers who had played key roles in its construction, alongside local school pupils from both sides of… Read more »