Holocaust Memorial Day

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: As we mark national Holocaust Memorial Day one way of working to ensure that nothing like the Holocaust ever happens again, is to ensure that it is never forgotten. The Scottish Government supports work to tackle religious hatred and intolerance, working with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to support Scotland’s… Read more »

Increase to early years workforce

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An extra 435 graduates are to be recruited for nurseries in deprived areas in Scotland through a £1.5 million investment to expand early learning and childcare, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today while visiting the nursery at Gorebridge Primary School. The funding is the first step towards realising the commitment to ensure nurseries in the… Read more »

First Minister meets Scotland’s Church Leaders

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met with Church Leaders and Representatives in the Scottish Parliament. The meeting focused on social care needs for an aging population and the particular challenges faced by those with dementia and their carers. There was discussion about the importance of community cohesion and freedom of religion and conscience. Speaking after chairing the… Read more »

Trauma network in Scotland

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Next steps in delivering a bespoke trauma network for Scotland was announced by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood. An additional £5 million would be allocated in 2017, to accelerate progress on the development of the new network. FM .@NicolaSturgeon announces £5 million to support implementation of new Scottish Trauma… Read more »

First Minister’s Christmas message

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First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad. It is also a time to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves. So this Christmas, I would encourage everyone to take the time to check on a friend or… Read more »

Jings, crivvens it’s Christmas

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Oor Wullie, a much-loved national treasure features on the front of the First Minister’s 2016 official Christmas card. To mark 80th anniversary of Wullie’s first appearance in the Sunday Post in March 1936 this new design by illustrator Peter Davidson and writer Morris Heggie captures Wullie’s charm. The image of Wullie sitting on his famous… Read more »