Fiscal Framework

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today written to the Prime Minister on the fiscal framework

A modern health workforce

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The NHS in Scotland will receive a boost of £27 million to attract and retain the best talent into the healthcare profession whatever their background. FM @NicolaSturgeon announces £27m to attract and retain the best talent into the NHS. — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 10, 2016 Speaking to an audience of healthcare and… Read more »

Unite Scotland Conference

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First Minister at Unite Conference 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed Unite Scotland’s first ever policy conference at the weekend.   FM @NicolaSturgeon addresses the @UniteScotland conference, reaffirming @scotgov opposition to the Trade Union Bill — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) January 17, 2016 Addressing delegates in Glasgow, the First Minister set out her opposition to the UK government’s Trade Union Bill…. Read more »

FM visits flood hit communities

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Flood hit communities across Scotland will receive an extra £12 million. The First Minister made the announcement on a visit to Aberdeenshire on Saturday to meet with people affected by floods, local business owners who offered support in the community and emergency responders. The First Minister confirmed that every household and business affected by flooding… Read more »

OECD review of Scottish education

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 An international expert review group, the OECD, has declared that Scotland has the opportunity to be a “world leader” in developing a new approach to assessment and evaluation in schools. Meeting pupils from Craigmount High @NicolaSturgeon launches OECD report into Scottish education. — Peter MacMahon (@petermacmahon) December 15, 2015 Earlier this year, a delegation visited… Read more »

Forth Road Bridge

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The First Minister visited Transport Scotland’s Control Centre this morning. FM visited @trafficscotland this morning to meet staff who are working hard behind the scenes & on the #FRB itself — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) December 8, 2015 The First Minister and Transport Minister Derek Mackay met staff who were monitoring road networks across Scotland as well as… Read more »