First Minister at British Irish Council

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop represented the Scottish Government at the 31st meeting of the British-Irish Council (BIC)  in the Isle of Man. BIC was established in 1998 as a forum for the Irish and British governments and of the devolved institutions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, together with… Read more »

FM support for the real Living Wage

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon marked the start of Living Wage Week with a visit to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory to meet employees during the organisation’s busiest time of year. Lady Haig’s is one of nearly 1300 living wage accredited companies in Scotland. FM @NicolaSturgeon visited the @poppyscotland Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory to mark the start… Read more »

Circular Economy Hotspot

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon highlighted Scotland’s environmental progress at the Circular Economy Hotspot in Glasgow. Speaking to an audience of representatives from around 20 countries, the First Minister set out the Scottish Government’s circular economy ambitions. Earlier today at #CEHotspotScot, @ScotGovFM @NicolaSturgeon said "It is a real honour for Scotland to host a global gathering… Read more »

Outlaw King reception

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined the cast and crew of new Netflix film Outlaw King at Edinburgh Castle ahead of its Scottish premiere. Starring Chris Pine and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the story of Robert the Bruce, was filmed at 45 locations across Scotland. FM @NicolaSturgeon meeting cast & crew of #outlawking including #chrispine #aarontaylorjohnson The film… Read more »

International development

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Humanitarian relief, climate justice and gender equality initiatives were some of the issues raised by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Scotland’s International Development Alliance’s annual conference. She outlined the Scottish Government’s commitment to international development and said:   For our part, promoting international development is an absolutely essential part of being a good global citizen…. Read more »

Launch of offshore windfarm

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the world’s most powerful wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. Vattenfall’s 11-turbine 93.2MW facility in Aberdeen Bay is expected to produce enough renewable electricity to power 70% of homes in Aberdeen.   📹The world's most powerful wind turbines were officially opened today by FM @Nicolasturgeon at… Read more »

Edinburgh festivals

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From meeting young musicians from across Europe, to interviews with author Ali Smith, the First Minister has had a busy time in the capital this month for the Edinburgh festivals. The First Minster kicked off her festival programme with a visit to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  Great night at the world famous @EdinburghTattoo –… Read more »