Empowering energy consumers

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the Energy Consumer Action Plan, which encourages consumers to help shape how Scotland moves towards affordable, clean energy. She said: As the energy market continues to evolve, we need to ensure that it is more responsive to people’s needs and interests. If we are to influence consumer behaviour in the… Read more »

Stay in Scotland

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EU citizens living in Scotland are to be supported to remain in Scotland during and beyond the uncertainty associated with an EU exit. The First Minister made a commitment to EU citizens that Scotland remains their home as she promised to continue to make a strong case for their rights to be protected in any… Read more »

Mental health care for new mums

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in Livingston to announce that more than £50 million is to be spent on improving access to mental health services for expectant and new mothers. The new money will provide access to treatment for an additional 11,000 women who experience mental health problems during and after their pregnancy. Perinatal mental… Read more »

Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail 2019. Over 150 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures will be displayed throughout Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dundee to raise awareness of Scotland’s national children’s hospital charities. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: This is a hugely important cause. And what better way of supporting… Read more »

Social Enterprise

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed delegates, made up of social entrepreneurs, supporters of the social enterprise movement and corporate sponsors, to the Social Enterprise World Forum reception in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: Here in Scotland, we already have a very strong social enterprise culture. This country has traditionally been… Read more »

Exports drive

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The First Minister has announced that the Scottish Government is teaming up with the leading business group the CBI, to boost Scotland’s exports. CBI Scotland will mobilise its membership to help deliver 300 business peer-to-peer mentorships over the next three years to increase awareness of the benefit of exporting and help ramp-up overseas activity. First… Read more »

Aberdeen Standard Investment – Gender Summit

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The First Minister attended Aberdeen Standard Investments Gender Summit. It provided an opportunity to demonstrate the Scottish Government’s commitment to women’s equality, and in particular to convey the message that equality for women and the better representation of women, whether in sport or in the boardroom, is not just good for women but good for business and… Read more »