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Next generation of business people to build successful companies with a social conscience. Twenty of Scotland’s most talented, innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs will start the first Unlocking Ambition Challenge to find Scotland’s next business success story.
One of the Unlocking Ambition recipients, Scott...
A £5.5 million cash injection will create jobs and attract private investment to one of the most deprived areas of Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

The Scottish Government funding is being awarded to the Clyde Gateway regeneration programme which covers the east end of Glasgow and the north...
Norbord £95m investment
The initiative supporting action to combat climate change has helped in excess of 1,000 projects – and provided more than £100 million funding over the past decade.
Cabinet meeting with children and young people
Employers supporting jobs drive.

The push by employers to recruit more apprentices is on track to deliver 27,000 new Modern Apprenticeship starts by the end of this year, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed.
Commenting on the EU and UK Government talks, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: It is beyond belief that in the midst of a global pandemic and deep recession the Prime Minister is telling Scotland to get ready for a disastrous No Deal Brexit. “With less than three months until the end of the transition period,... Read more »The post Statement on EU and UK Government talks by First...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has sent her warmest wishes to all Muslim communities in Scotland, and around the world, this Eid al-Fitr. First Minister @NicolaSturgeon wishes #EidMubarak to Muslims in Scotland and across the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr this weekend. pic.twitter.com/lGdHa2XCDE — Scottish Government (@scotgov) May 23, 2020The post First Minister’s Eid al-Fitr message...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends her best wishes to everyone celebrating Ramadan.   First Minister @NicolaSturgeon has sent her best wishes to Muslim communities as they mark the beginning of #Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/oaOLLAUrl5 — Scottish Government (@scotgov) April 23, 2020The post First Minister’s Ramadan message appeared first on First Minister of Scotland.
Vaisakhi is one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has thanked everyone celebrating at home this year. First Minister @NicolaSturgeon has wished a happy, peaceful and safe #SikhVaisakhi to those celebrating. @SikhsinScotland #VaisakhiAtHome pic.twitter.com/lNI1NT3nH5 — First Minister (@ScotGovFM) April 13, 2020The post First...
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends best wishes and thanks everyone who is spending this #EasterAtHome.The post First Minister’s Easter Message appeared first on First Minister of Scotland.
The First Minister sends her best wishes to all celebrating Passover.   Watch here:The post First Minister’s Passover Message appeared first on First Minister of Scotland.
Work to rapidly scale up ‘NHS Near Me’ the service which enables patients to have a video consultation with medical professionals in their home is underway. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre for a demonstration of the technology and to learn more about how it could help to contain the spread... Read more »The post NHS Near Me appeared...
  Representatives from the Children’s Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the full Scottish Cabinet this week. The Scottish Government is committed to hearing directly from children and young people on issues which affect their lives, and to collectively agree actions for the coming year in relation... Read more »The post...
The First Minister has attended a UK Government’s COBR meeting and chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government’s Resilience Committee (SGoRR) to discuss preparations for coronavirus (COVID-19) following confirmation of a first case in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “The patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is clinically well and is being treated in... Read more...
The key role of research and innovation was emphasised when the First Minister opened a major manufacturing facility in Prestwick. The SpiritAerosystems site will produce spoiler wing components for Airbus’ A320 aircraft using leading edge automation technology, creating more than 100 jobs and helping secure the long term future of aerospace production in the area.... Read more »The...
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