September 15, 2015
The Cabinet met in Coatbridge in the week that marked a year since the Independence Referendum.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney started the day at SST Coatbridge, who have just signed up to the Business pledge.
Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, visited Glenboig Community Café and met young people employed through the Community Jobs Scheme, announcing £1.3million further funding for the scheme.
The First Minister and Alex Neil visited the Glenboig Community Centre to launch Warmer Homes Scotland, a new national fuel poverty scheme backed by £224 million of Scottish Government funding over 7 years and met people who could benefit from the scheme.
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visited North Lanarkshire Firereach:
— Scotgov Justice (@ScotgovJustice) September 14, 2015
FM and DFM visited BioCity, announcing that it will become Scotland’s newest Enterprise Area, boosting employment for the area.
Education Secretary Angela Constance joined a lesson at St Augustine’s Primary School.
— Engage for Education (@engagefored) September 14, 2015
Transport Secretary Keith Brown visited Monkland Canal.
— Scottish Canals (@scottishcanals) September 14, 2015
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop joined a Kodaly Music Lesson at St Timothy’s Primary School. The lessons are funded through Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative.
Health Secretary Shona Robison visited the new Beatson, and Glencairn Garden Project at Coathill Hospital.
— Scot Gov Health (@scotgovhealth) September 14, 2015
Richard Lochhead visited Old Nature Community Park.
— Forestry Commission (@FCScotlandNews) September 14, 2015
Cabinet met at the Atrium Business Centre, Coatbridge.
The day ended with a lively public discussion at St Andrew’s High School, with 20 questions asked and answered, including questions from pupils at the school.
— Scottish Government (@scotgov) September 14, 2015
And after the session was over, some ambitious students from the school tried out the Cabinet’s seats.
— John Swinney (@JohnSwinney) September 14, 2015
The day is summarised in this collection of tweets: