Living wage for care workers

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The First Minister visited Living Wage employer St Joseph’s Service who offer care at home and housing support to adults with learning disabilities in the Edinburgh area and heard from care workers already being paid the additional wage. Ahead of the Budget stage one debate in the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister urged local authorities… Read more »

Glasgow remembers

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid her respects to those who died as a result of the bin lorry crash which happened in Glasgow’s Queen Street one year ago today. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is among those attending the service at Glasgow Cathedral #GlasgowRemembers pic.twitter.com/AzslBNAIlm — Heart Scotland News (@HeartScotNews) December 22, 2015 She also… Read more »

St Andrew’s Award

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recognised the extraordinary bravery of a group of heroes whose selfless acts helped save lives and bring reassurance to the public. During a reception at Bute House the First Minister awarded members of the blue-light services, voluntary sector and a member of the public with a St Andrew’s Award. The 11 Award… Read more »

Flying Scotsman

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled Virgin’s new ‘Flying Scotsman’ train, celebrating one of the most famous names in railway history. Virgin Trains also announced today a £16m contract to refurbish engines for its High Speed Trains, which are serviced and maintained at its Edinburgh depot. Speaking from Edinburgh Waverley Station the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: For… Read more »