Day three in the US

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The First Minister has moved coasts and is now in New York! Today, she spoke at the United Nations to a packed-out audience of UN staff and stakeholders, including Amnesty International, where she discussed the importance of human rights and mediation as a way of preventing conflict. She also announced that the Scottish Government will provide an additional… Read more »

Flying high

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The First Minister met Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary in Edinburgh on the same day the company announced fifteen new routes out of Scotland. They discussed the positive impact the new routes would have, including supporting 3,750 jobs. The First Minister also used the meeting to reiterate the government’s commitment to reducing, and eventually eradicating,… Read more »

EU funding for anti-poverty and inequality projects

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 The First Minister visited Renfrewshire to announce that councils across Scotland will benefit from almost £13m of funding to tackle poverty in communities. She visited Project Search, an initiative that gets young people with autism and learning disabilities into employment. The funding for the project has come from a combination of £5m of European Social… Read more »

Remembrance Sunday 2016

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FM at Remembrance service

The First Minister was in Edinburgh on Sunday, November 13 to pay her respects to servicemen and women across the world who lost their lives in battle. She laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Scotland at the Stone of Remembrance at Edinburgh’s City Chambers at the National Service of Remembrance. The event,… Read more »

Happy Rosh Hashanah

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent warm wishes to Scotland’s Jewish community as they celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. She said: “On behalf of the Scottish Government, I am delighted to send my warmest greetings to Jewish people across the world as they begin to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. “The Scottish Government deeply values the… Read more »

Record number of new schools for Scotland

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited the new Boroughmuir High School to announce that twenty nine newly built or refurbished school buildings will open to pupils across Scotland during this academic year. The new schools are part of the Scottish Government’s £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme, which will see a total of 112 schools… Read more »

Scotland’s new International Council of Education Advisers meet

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The First Minister met the world-leading experts selected to form Scotland’s new International Council of Education Advisers this week. The panel heard from pupils and teachers about their experiences in Scottish education, reflected on the findings of the recent OECD review, and discussed measures outlined in the government’s Education Delivery Plan to close the attainment… Read more »