Funding for fairer Scotland

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Govan arts charity Plantation Productions to announce that community and third sector projects that tackle poverty can now apply for a share of £29 million ‎funding. FM @NicolaSturgeon at Plantation Productions in Govan today announcing new funding to support communities pic.twitter.com/33JEIY7o6l — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) January 16, 2017 The Scottish… Read more »

Christmas campaign to tackle loneliness

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Christmas can be a lonely time for many, especially older people, with figures showing that more than 54,000 older Scots will spend Christmas alone. The First Minister is encouraging people to support their older friends, neighbours and relatives throughout the Christmas period and this week joined residents of a sheltered housing complex in Leith and pupils… Read more »

First Minister in Sheffield

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave the annual lecture at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute on UK economic policy following the EU referendum result. She challenged the UK government to address some of the underlying causes of the vote to leave the European Union and set out an alternative economic policy to support inclusive growth,… Read more »

Living Wage rises to £8.45

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The First Minister has welcomed the rise in the real Living Wage rate of 20p to £8.45 an hour which will benefit thousands of employees. In Living Wage Week, the First Minister urged more Scottish organisations to sign up as Accredited Living Wage Employers. The Living Wage that meets the real costs of living is reviewed… Read more »

Joint Ministerial Committee on EU referendum

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the Joint Ministerial Committee to discuss the implications of the EU referendum. The meeting, attended by the Prime Minister, the Welsh First Minister and Northern Ireland’s First Minister, took place in Downing Street. Speaking following the meeting, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: This was a long overdue meeting but unfortunately… Read more »

Arctic Circle Assembly

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon travelled to Reykjavik to address the Arctic Circle Assembly and forge closer ties with Nordic and Arctic neighbours. The Assembly is a gathering of around 2,000 delegates from 50 countries with an interest in the development of the Arctic. Ms Sturgeon spoke on Scotland’s actions to cut emissions and announced £1 million… Read more »