Small business support

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  First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) last night as their annual reception was held at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. The FSB offer a membership service for smaller companies, providing business and financial expertise and representation. Pleasure to speak at @FSB_Scotland reception this evening and pay tribute to retiring… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Week

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During Mental Health Awareness Week, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met a group of students at Dumfries & Galloway College in Dumfries, to discuss how to deal with stress and taking steps to promote mental wellbeing. The students also shared about their involvement in the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Project partnership initiative between NUS Scotland and… Read more »

Visit of Chinese delegation

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon hosted a Chinese Government delegation at Bute House in Edinburgh today, headed by Party Secretary of Beijing, Mr CAI Qi. The meeting was an opportunity to build on Scottish-Chinese relations and follows the First Minister’s visit to China last month, when she undertook engagements in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Nicola… Read more »

Investing in Scotland’s entrepreneurs

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 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new support today to help drive entrepreneurial networks so that budding entrepreneurs can use them to share ideas, experience and seek support, investment and expertise. A total of £650,000 funding will be provided through Entrepreneurial Scotland – an organisation that aims to inspire and develop Scotland’s people to build the most… Read more »

Focus on innovation

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave an address to the Scottish Council of Development and Industry today, at their annual forum in Edinburgh. In her speech to #SCDIForum2018, FM @NicolaSturgeon set out that her economic focus was on support for #inclusivegrowth, innovation & internationalisation; helping companies with R&D; and meeting Scotland's infrastructure needs – both physical… Read more »

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 »