Plan for Scottish Visa

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Proposals for a new Scottish Visa to address depopulation and cut skills gaps have been unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. They have been designed to work with devolution – but the principles and the practical measures proposed could be adapted should Scotland become independent in future. The First Minister said: Migration to Scotland supports… Read more »

First Minister visits Kinross food bank

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thanked compassionate community volunteers who are helping those facing hunger in Scotland. Ms Sturgeon was in Kinross to express her gratitude to Broke not Broken, a volunteer-led project, which runs a food bank and advice hub offering people support before they end up in a crisis situation. The First Minister… Read more »

First Minister announces almost £14 million for Diodes

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Semiconductor manufacturer Diodes Incorporated has received a £13.7m funding package from Scottish Enterprise towards a £47m project enabling its future growth in Greenock, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. On a visit to Greenock, she met staff involved in the company’s Modern Apprenticeship programme. The First Minister said: Almost £14 million from Scottish Enterprise… Read more »

Remembrance Day

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance at the City Chambers, before attending a service at St Giles’ Cathedral. The First Minister said: “Remembrance Sunday is a chance for us all to pause and commemorate those who gave their lives during conflicts over the last century, as well as paying… Read more »

First Minister in London

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The First Minister was in London to join forces with Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford to express their opposition to the UK Government’s Withdrawal Agreement. The First Ministers stressed that Brexit will not only damage devolution, but it will also be disastrous for the economies of both Scotland and Wales. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon… Read more »

First Minister visits Inverurie

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Inverurie to see how Scottish Government investment is transforming healthcare and education facilities in Aberdeenshire. She met Yolanda and Jonny Smith and their baby son Cruz at the opening of a £14.7 million health facility. She also met pupils from Inverurie Academy and St Andrews School as she viewed… Read more »

First Minister visits Berlin

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The First Minister visited Berlin to build links with the German government and discuss with business leaders how economic ties between Scotland and Germany can be strengthened. She underlined that the European Union’s role in promoting economic prosperity, democracy and human rights has benefitted Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: Scotland is an outward-looking European… Read more »