29th British-Irish Council

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon travelled to Jersey for the 29th meeting of the British-Irish Council Summit (BIC). The summit brought together heads of delegation from the Scottish Government, Irish and UK Government as well as representatives of the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. Ahead of the meeting the First Minister said the UK Government… Read more »

Unlocking Ambition

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FM Startup Summit

FM makes commitment to support entrepreneurs. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a new £4 million scheme this week to support up to 40 budding entrepreneurs each year – the Unlocking Ambition Challenge. She made the announcement while addressing the Start-up Summit, at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. This is an annual event to help new… Read more »

Recognition for Scotland’s heroes

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Forty-seven people from the emergency and voluntary sectors and the public have been presented with Brave@Heart Awards recognising acts of bravery and heroism. The awards were presented by the First Minister at a special event at Edinburgh Castle. Six of the winners also received the St Andrew’s Award for exceptional acts of bravery. Congrats to those… Read more »

Scotland and the new north – FM in Iceland

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The First Minister has returned from Iceland, where she participated in the Arctic Circle Assembly, while also meeting a range of Nordic representatives to promote Scottish interest and highlight the mutual benefits of closer links among northern nations. Lively Q&A for @NicolaSturgeon & #arcticcircle2017 chair Olafur Grimsson, following her speech – can read here: https://t.co/8zqkI9ZVCU… Read more »

Rosh Hashanah

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: I send my warmest greetings to everyone in Scotland’s Jewish communities marking the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and wish everyone joy and happiness for the forthcoming year. “The positive contribution made by Scotland’s Jewish communities to our society is deeply valued, and we appreciate all… Read more »

1,000 voices

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As part of a series of 1,000 Voices Regional Discovery Events organised by Who Cares? Scotland the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with 50 care experienced young people to hear their views on the care system. The pledge by the First Minister to listen to 1,000 voices is commitment to understand from young people who… Read more »

Social security agency

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New social security agency to be based in Dundee and Glasgow, creating at least 1,500 jobs, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced in Dundee. The agency will be headquartered in Dundee, with the jobs split evenly between the two cities. The First Minister said: I’m delighted to confirm that Dundee and Glasgow will be the locations of… Read more »