First Minister’s speech on Europe

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK Government to prove the importance they place on Scotland’s role in the United Kingdom as they progress EU exit negotiations. She gave a major speech to members of the Institute for Public Policy Research in Edinburgh, and said that the UK’s negotiating position must allow those parts… Read more »

Protecting Scotland’s role in the EU

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been to Brussels for a series of positive meetings with senior figures from the European Union. After a 4.15am wake-up call on Tuesday morning, she travelled to the European Parliament to meet the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, as well as the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, and… Read more »

First Minister meets new London Mayor

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met the new London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Hall today. It was an introductory meeting where they discussed topics of mutual interest, including the importance of building economic connections between Scotland and London and the forthcoming EU referendum.   Following the meeting the First Minister said: I was pleased to… Read more »

First Minister discusses Syrian conflict

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met the UN Special Envoy to Syria, Staffan De Mistura, last Saturday (7th May) for a private briefing on the Syrian peace process. She discussed the role of Syrian women in the peace process during a special United Nations initiative taking place in Scotland. She then met some of the women involved… Read more »