Meeting with the Crozier family

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The First Minister yesterday met the family of Emma Crozier, one of the victims of the Dunblane tragedy, to hear about their recent trip to Florida where they met with survivors and families of the victims of the Parkland school shooting. Jack, Ellie and Alison Crozier came to parliament to discuss their support for Parkland families,… Read more »

Meeting European ambassadors

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The First Minister has met both the Italian Ambassador to the UK, Rafaele Trombetta, and the Ambassador of Belgium, HE Mr Rudolf Huygelen over the last two days.          

All Energy conference

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The First Minister launched the Route Map to an Energy Efficient Scotland, and announced the allocation of £54.5 million to help tackle fuel poverty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, during a speech to the All Energy conference in Glasgow.   FM @NicolaSturgeon announces funding for fuel poverty and energy efficiency at @AllEnergy while launching @scotgov… Read more »

China: Day 5

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A new Mandarin translation of The Prime of Jean Brodie will be released to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Muriel Spark. The publication will carry a foreword written by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who announced the new publication at an event at Fudan University in Shanghai to celebrate both Muriel Spark’s centenary… Read more »

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.