The challenge is bigger and better

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The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is now being piloted in six secondary schools across Scotland as well as extended to all primary school children across the country following a successful trial. Since the Reading Challenge began in last year more than three quarters of all local authority primary schools in Scotland have signed up. Speaking… Read more »

Remembering Srebrenica

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last night spoke at the UK National Srebrenica Commemoration in London, marking the 22nd anniversary of the genocide, with over 700 guests expected to attend. She was joined by Munira Subašić, President of the Mothers of Srebrenica and Bakira Hasečić of the Association of Women Victims of War – two of… Read more »

‘The Life Chances of Young People in Scotland’

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to meet a group of Modern Apprentices from Wheatley Group, whose lives have been turned around by the opportunity to develop their skills. She was accompanied by Naomi Eisenstadt, the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, as she published her report on how the Scottish Government… Read more »

Eid Mubarak

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Wishing Muslims in Scotland and around the world a peaceful Eid Mubarak the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: As-salaam Walaikum. As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, I’m delighted to send my best wishes to our Muslim friends and neighbours here in Scotland, and around the world. Eid ul-Fitr is a celebration… Read more »

The Great Get Together

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met the husband of MP Jo Cox in Edinburgh earlier today in her offices at Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government has pledged support to ‘The Great Get Together’ – a series of events between June 16-18 marking the first anniversary of the death of Jo Cox. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: The Great Get… Read more »

Scotland House officially open

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened Scotland’s latest Innovation and Investment Hub in London last night. With more than 450 businesses registering their interest in becoming members in the first few weeks Scotland House will help ambitious Scottish companies take advantage of business opportunities in London and internationally, provide touchdown facilities and a place… Read more »