Time to Talk Day

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Mental health campaign

The First Minister is backing Time to Talk Day – a campaign by See Me, Scotland’s national programme to tackle the stigma of mental health. In the build-up, See Me champions Suzanne Baines and Karen Lally travelled around Scotland starting conversations about mental health – from Ben Nevis to Loch Ness, St Andrews Old Course,… Read more »

Imaging Centre of Excellence

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On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited University of Glasgow’s Imaging Centre of Excellence (ICE). Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the centre is home to the the UK’s first ultra-high resolution 7 Tesla (7T) MRI scanner in a clinical setting. She was given a tour by Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, head of the College of Medical,… Read more »

Cheers to Rabbie

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Burns Night is celebrated today in Scotland – and around the world. Nicola Sturgeon reflects on the enduring relevance of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard. The First Minister said: I always think it’s remarkable and admirable that Scotland’s most celebrated national figure isn’t a politician, a soldier, or a king or queen, but is instead… Read more »

FM visits food bank to highlight concerns over Universal Credit

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Nicola Sturgeon has today called on the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to make urgent changes to Universal Credit (UC). She made the call as she backed warnings from Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner Bruce Adamson over the impact of UK Government welfare policies on young people. The First Minister and Mr Adamson this morning… Read more »

Quickening the pace of gender equality

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First Minister addresses business leaders. Businesses must ‘inject new momentum’ into improving women’s representation, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, or the progress already made could stall. The First Minister addressed senior business leaders at a Hampton-Alexander Review event, hosted by the Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh last night. The Hampton-Alexander Review sets out recommendations… Read more »

Scotland and the new north

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Scotland’s first Arctic Circle Forum is underway in Edinburgh. The forum is co-hosted by the Scottish Government and the Arctic Circle international cooperation network and, over Monday and Tuesday, there are wide variety of talks and events. Titled Scotland and the New North, it is all about how we approach the challenges and opportunities faced… Read more »

Remembrance Sunday

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First Minister lays wreath on behalf of the people of Scotland. The First Minister participated in Remembrance Sunday today in Edinburgh. She laid a wreath at the Stone of Remembrance on the High Street, before taking part in a National Service of Remembrance at St Giles Cathedral. The Remembrance Sunday ceremonies, overseen by the Lord… Read more »