Royal Highland Show

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First Minister meets women in agriculture at the Royal Highland Show

The First Minister visited the Royal Highland Show this week to give a speech one year on from the EU Referendum. She addressed an audience of industry leaders at the Royal Highland Show and highlighted the importance of tariff-free trade deals in all sectors – including agriculture – in allowing rural communities to prosper. She then… Read more »

FM meets Japanese Consul General

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First Minister meets the Japanese Consul General

The First Minister met with the Japanese Consul General Mr Daisuke Matsunaga at the Scottish Parliament this week.     This was the first formal meeting between the Consul General and the First Minister and was a chance for them to discuss shared interests between Japan and Scotland.   They also highlighted the success of… Read more »

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First Minister meets young people attending the first ever First Minister's Reading Challenge celebration event.

It was a full house at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh when the First Minister hosted a celebration event for the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.   The Challenge sees young people read from a list of specially-suggested books before filling in a Reading Passport and completing a book report. Around 600 Schoolchildren in primary 4… Read more »

FM at Oil & Gas UK

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at the Oil & Gas UK conference in Aberdeen this week.   FM @NicolaSturgeon welcomes oil and gas innovation spend in Scotland almost trebling last year: #ogConf17 — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) June 6, 2017   During her speech, she thanked the audience of industry experts and stakeholders for… Read more »

Shaping social security – we need you!

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The First Minister is calling on people across the country to help shape the future of the new social security system. FM @NicolaSturgeon encourages those with experience of the social security system to join @scotgov #ExperiencePanels — scotgovfairer (@scotgovfairer) April 28, 2017 The Scottish Government is taking applications from people with current or… Read more »

Day five in the US – last day!

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The First Minister flew home from America on Friday, but she still had time to squeeze in some engagements before she left!   The First Minister started her day with some meetings with financial services companies before heading to the Carnegie Hall to meet senior representatives from TripAdvisor.   She discussed Scotland’s tourism sector with Robyn… Read more »

Day four in the US

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Thursday is the fourth day of the First Minister’s trip and her second in New York. It might have also been her busiest one yet! She started by visiting New York University TISCH School of the Arts to meet students from Scottish Ballet who are on an American exchange thanks to Scottish Government funding.     During… Read more »