Jewish New Year message from the First Minister

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends her warmest wishes to Jewish communities who have celebrated Rosh Hashanah and will mark the holy day of Yom Kippur. She said: I send my warmest greetings to everyone in Scotland’s Jewish communities who have celebrated Rosh Hashanah and will mark the holy day of Yom Kippur. At this time of… Read more »

China: Day 3

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The importance of global action to tackle child poverty and promote the rights of the child were highlighted by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the second day of her official visit to China. Speaking at a UNICEF event in Beijing, the First Minister spoke about some of the measures the Scottish Government is taking to… Read more »

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

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To mark International Women’s Day 2018, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Tribe Porty, a Portobello-based social enterprise which is piloting a women in enterprise project – the Tribe Women Enterprise School, with support from the Scottish Government. FM @NicolaSturgeon visited women's social enterprise @TribePorty on #IWD2018 and announced #FirstMentor initiative will run again in 2018. @ScotGovFM… Read more »

Cabinet meeting with children and young people

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Government Ministers met representatives from the Scottish Youth Parliament and Children’s Parliament today during the second annual Cabinet meeting with children and young people. On Tues Members of Children's Parlt will have their 2nd meeting with #ScottishCabinet. Last year they discussed their experiences of school, teachers and bullying. This… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2018

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Meeting with Chinese Vice Premier

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends her wishes to everyone in China and across the world for the start of Chinese New Year. The First Minister said: “By celebrating the start of Chinese New Year, we’re marking the close of yet another great year for Scotland’s relationship with China. “In 2017, the economic ties between our… Read more »

100 years of women’s suffrage

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Tuesday, 6 February marks 100 years of women’s right to vote in the UK. The First Minister has led a debate in the Scottish Parliament, to celebrate the centenary and to highlight the need to further advance women’s representation in all aspects of Scottish society. Ahead of centenary this Tuesday of woman’s right to vote… Read more »

First Minister opens National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland

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A new ‘Factory for the Future’ will be built on the banks of the Clyde. Renfrewshire will be home to the new £65 million National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS), with Strathclyde University announced as the anchor university. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Economy Secretary Keith Brown made the announcement during a visit to Rolls-Royce’s manufacturing… Read more »

First Minister supports Scotland’s HIV Anti-Stigma campaign

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is given an HIV test by George Valiotis, chief executive of HIV Scotland, at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, ahead of World AIDs Day on Friday December 1, 2017. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 29, 2017. See PA story SCOTLAND HIV. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Ahead of World AIDS Day 2017, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon backed Scotland’s HIV Anti-Stigma campaign by taking an instant result HIV self-test. Supported by George Valiotis, CEO of HIV Scotland, the First Minister became the first UK government leader to publicly take an HIV test. First Minister @NicolaSturgeon supports @HIVScotland anti-stigma campaign and takes an… Read more »