26 August 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended the 10th anniversary Beyond Borders festival and discussed Brexit with journalist Allan Little.
Ahead of the event she met the 19 fellows from the 1325 Women in Conflict Fellowship.
The Scottish Government funded fellowship is a four year programme aimed at enhancing and developing Scotland’s role as a peace-making hub. It provides training for women in conflict zones and since it was established it has involved participants from countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iraq and Turkey.
After the meeting the First Minister joined Channel 4 News international editor Lindsey Hilsum to plant a tree in memory of American journalist Marie Colvin before discussing Brexit, independence and the Scottish Government’s climate change ambitions at the ‘in conversation event.’
Busy afternoon of engagements for @NicolaSturgeon at @BeyondBorders__ meeting with the 19 fellows from the 1325 Women in Conflict Fellowship, tree planting with @lindseyhilsum in tribute to journalist Marie Colvin & taking part in ‘Beyond Brexit’ conversation event with @alittl pic.twitter.com/ZWLqdeUlfa
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) August 25, 2019