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 »

Improving lives of disabled Scots

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The First Minister announced new funding of £1 million will help employers with support and advice to enable more disabled people to move into work. Ms Sturgeon revealed the news as she addressed the Congress on Disability, Employability and the Workplace. Following her speech, the First Minister met young people to discuss their experiences of living with… Read more »

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. https://t.co/b6UIsBQYy3 pic.twitter.com/HirCUFl4Fl —… 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 »