The First Minister visited the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow with the Deputy First Minister to outline the Scottish Government’s income tax proposals.
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The First Minister visited Lasswade High School to announce a set of reforms to council tax
The First Minister announced in the Scottish Parliament that a deal had been reached with the UK Government on the fiscal framework. That framework is the financial arrangement that underpins the Scotland Bill, which will transfer new powers over taxation and welfare to Holyrood. After months of negotiation with the Treasury, an agreement has been struck… Read more »
The First Minister visited Edinburgh Castle on a beautiful but chilly morning to launch the new global campaign from VisitScotland – the Spirit of Scotland. The campaign aims to raise the spirit and profile of Scotland to the highest it has ever been in history by igniting the power of a nation behind tourism. As… Read more »
The First Minister chaired a special session of the Cabinet at Bute House, focused on the additional support that can be offered to the oil and gas sector. At the meeting, which was attended by Dr Lena Wilson of Scottish Enterprise (left, above) – the chair of the Energy Jobs Taskforce – the First Minister outlined… Read more »
The First Minister has welcomed an independent report that showed the 144th Open Championship, hosted at St Andrews, brought £140 million in economic benefit to Scotland. The study – commissioned by the R&A, shows spending by visitors to Scotland for the tournament generated £88 million – nearly double the £47.5 million in visitor impact achieved… Read more »
The First Minister welcomed representatives of the Scottish media to Bute House for a Christmas reception.
The First Minister joined delegates at an innovation forum to discuss how we can all do more to protect human rights in Scotland. The forum was held on the eve of International Human Rights Day on 10 December, and sought to discuss the progress of Scotland’s National Action Plan on human rights (SNAP), which is… Read more »