£10m backing to boost food and drink growth

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New funding to further support Scotland’s “phenomenal” food and drink industry was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Scotland Food and Drink’s 10th annual conference in Glasgow yesterday. The Scottish Government, its enterprise agencies, and the food and drink industry are supporting delivery of the new food and drink strategy – ‘Ambition 2030’ –… Read more »

STUC Bi-annual meeting

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon chaired the latest meeting between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Trades Unions Congress (STUC). In 2015 the First Minister and the STUC signed a new Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU reflects the shared priorities of the Scottish Government and the STUC and will see the organisations working together developing a… Read more »

Action for Children

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FM with Action for Children

The views of more than 200 young people with experience of Scotland’s care system were presented to the First Minister today. At an event hosted by the charity Action for Children Scotland the First Minister heard first-hand from both young Scots currently in care and those recently moved on about what aspects of the system… Read more »

Refugees in Scotland

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The First Minister spent the morning at the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) – listening to unaccompanied refugee children discuss their traumatic journeys to Scotland, and the challenges they face while trying to integrate in a new home. The young people are all receiving support from SRC Scottish Guardianship Service, a unique project that provides unaccompanied… Read more »


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To mark national Care Day the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spent her morning with young people from Who Cares? Scotland. To mark National #CareDay FM @NicolaSturgeon visited @WhoCaresScot to hear what makes them proud. pic.twitter.com/m1RM1UnXls — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 17, 2017   "If we can't talk about love in the context of children there's… Read more »

Decommissioning fund launched

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Earlier this week, the First Minister has launched a new £5 million fund that will provide opportunities for the supply chain in Scotland to benefit from the decommissioning of North Sea infrastructure. The Decommissioning Challenge Fund (DCF) will support infrastructure upgrades and innovation in salvage and transport methods at Scotland’s ports and harbours. It will… Read more »