Ramadan message from the First Minister

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As Muslim communities across Scotland begin to observe the holy month of Ramadan, first Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sent her best wishes. FM @NicolaSturgeon sends her best wishes to all Muslim communities as Ramadan begins. pic.twitter.com/nFxgO55mas — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) May 15, 2018

Investing in new hospital facilities

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon met with NHS Lothian staff and patients during her visit to the newly opened East Lothian Community Hospital Out-Patients Department in Haddington. The First Minister said: “Construction of the new £70 million East Lothian Community Hospital will see a modern and purpose-built hospital developed, helping to improve the quality of care… Read more »

Raising school attainment

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First Minister visits Levenvale Primary School

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Levenvale Primary School in West Dunbartonshire to see the difference being made by the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF). The fund – £120 million in this year’s draft budget – is there to give schools additional resources to raise attainment levels. FM @NicolaSturgeon visited Levenvale Primary in West Dunbartonshire to see… Read more »

Holocaust Memorial Day

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The First Minister signs the Holocaust Education Trust's 2018 Book of Commitment

Today marks International Holocaust Memorial Day, when people all around the world remember the six million Jews and other minorities who were killed in the genocide during World War II. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spoke at Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial event in Glasgow on Thursday. She also signed the Holocaust Education Trust’s book of commitment. It… Read more »

Encouraging blood donation

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The First Minister visits Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Edinburgh Blood Donor Centre to thank staff and donors for their efforts during the busy festive season She met member of the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society (SABS), and heard about their work with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) to encourage blood donation among the Muslim community. FM @NicolaSturgeon… Read more »

Ambition on human rights

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First Minister meets the new Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership

The First Minister attended the inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership, and urged them to challenge public bodies to do more to promote human rights. The group, which will operate independently from government, was established following a commitment in this year’s Programme for Government. Chaired by Professor Alan Miller, it is… Read more »

Thanking NHS staff

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The First Minister visited the Scottish Ambulance Service and NHS 24 control centre in Glasgow to thank staff for their dedication over the Christmas and New Year period. She met call handlers and other workers who have helped to manage the exceptional increase in demand for NHS services in recent weeks. @NicolaSturgeon visited our Control centre… Read more »