Apprenticeship skills

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has launched Scottish Apprenticeship Week at a visit to Lothian Buses. She revealed that the target to deliver 27,000 new Modern Apprenticeship starts by the end of this year, is on track. The First Minister said: Skills investment is a key contributor to our economic growth. That is why we have increased Skills… Read more »

Banking on success

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that a Scottish National Investment Bank is one step closer, following the publication of the implementation plan. Implementation plan for creating a Scottish National Investment Bank, developed by Benny Higgins, published today. New bank to be publicly-owned and mission-driven, focused on supporting Scotland’s economic priorities & promoting #inclusivegrowth. —… Read more »

Supporting a thriving financial services industry

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon delivered the keynote address at the Association of British Insurers (ABI) annual conference. Attended by almost 450 delegates, the conference brings industry leaders, politicians and regulators together to debate the major issues affecting the insurance and long term savings industry. The First Minister said: The health, the success, the prosperity… Read more »

St Andrew’s Day

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The First Minister hosted a reception at Edinburgh Castle to thank all of the organisations, volunteers and local communities who have worked together to boost the celebration of St Andrew’s Day. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: This reception is our way of saying thank you – for promoting Scotland, and for making life a… Read more »

Children’s Rights

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The First Minister delivered this year’s Kilbrandon Lecture at Barony Hall, Strathclyde University. Lord Kilbrandon report of 1964 led to the establishment of the children’s hearings system in 1971. The Kilbrandon Lecture series was inaugurated in 1999, and considers issues that can impact on a child’s upbringing and explores how to make Scotland a better… Read more »

Pride of the Clyde

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The First Minister was in Port Glasgow to launch the UK’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) passenger ferry on the Clyde. The MV Glen Sannox was built at the Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited shipyard. It will carry 127 cars and up to 1,000 passengers. Watch the launch here: Watch FM @NicolaSturgeon launch MV Glen Sannox at… Read more »

Peace and Unity

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The First Minister delivered a keynote speech at the 4th Peace & Unity Conference – “The Rights of Children”. Hosted by the Ahl Al-bait Society Scotland, the 300 attendees were drawn from faith communities, public services, and academics. This year’s conference theme was ‘Children’s Rights’. FM @NicolaSturgeon delivers keynote speech at Peace and Unity conference,… Read more »

North East – delivering innovation

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The First Minister visited Aberdeen to unveil the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s new Innovation Hub. The state-of-the-art facility brings together industry and technology providers to take concepts from initial inspiration to final implementation. Accelerating deployment of new technologies, such as robotics and virtual reality, will help address challenges in the oil and gas sector. In… Read more »