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:… 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 »

Official opening of the Queensferry Crossing

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accompanied Her Majesty The Queen for the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing. The event followed the weekend’s celebrations when almost 50,000 members of the public had the once in a lifetime opportunity to walk across the new bridge before it becomes a transport link without pedestrian access. Following a ribbon… Read more »

Eid ul Adha

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FM Nicola Sturgeon pictured in St Andrews

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends Eid ul Adha greetings. She said: I send warmest greetings to everyone in Scotland and across the world celebrating Eid ul Adha. This day marks new beginnings for the pilgrims in Makkah while completing the final stages of their Hajj and it is a time of reflection for friends and families coming… Read more »