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 »

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 »