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Higgs prizewinners for physics announced

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A former pupil of Boroughmuir High School was one of two prizewinners announced earlier today by First Minister Alex Salmond. Eighteen year old Lucy Willets-White and seventeen year old Peter Rhodes met First Minister...

First Minister at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

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First Minister will join William McIlvanney on stage at Edinburgh International Book FestivalOrganisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival announced today that the First Minister, Alex Salmond, will join William McIlvanney on stage on Friday...

Stop Climate Chaos demonstration at Scottish Parliament today

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Get your Act together!From Climate Act to Climate Action demonstration at Scottish Parliament took place earlier today.Campaigners gathered round ‘Alex Salmond’ outside The Scottish Parliament calling on him to ‘Get his Act together!’ on...

Opinion – Ian Murray MP on Salmond, the SNP and the EU

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The last couple of days have demonstrated something fundamental with the question of separation – the SNP can’t answer the fundamental questions about Scotland’s future. Ripping up the most successful social and political union in...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2012 launched today

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Ian Rankin celebrates 25 years of Rebus as well as giving a sneak preview of his new novel; poet Alice Oswald gives a rare reading of Memorial, her reimagining of Homer’s Iliad; and Scottish...

First Minister in Call for climate justice

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Scotland will launch a Climate Justice Fund this week to help some of the world’s poorest communities tackle the impact of climate change, it was announced today. First Minister Alex Salmond will be joined by...

First Minister making speech in London tonight

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The First Minister is set to tell a London audience tonight that independence is the key to Scotland's future economic growth.Alex Salmond is expected to tell a capacity crowd at the London School of...

First Minister’s Christmas Card by Alasdair Gray

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The First Minister's official Christmas card for 2011 will feature a painting by renowned Scottish artist and author Alasdair Gray, it was announced today. Bella Caledonia features an image painted by Alasdair Gray as part...

Scots team use their Edinburgh experience in India

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A team of experts from Scotland, who have already worked on sites in Edinburgh, is digitally recording the sculptures and terraces of an ancient Indian monument using laser technology in a pioneering partnership between...

Aquamarine Power announce significant new investment

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Edinburgh based wave energy company Aquamarine Power takes another major step towards the commercialisation of its Oyster technology with the announcement today of new funding, and a commitment of further investment in the company...

First Minister to open Scottish Low Carbon Conference in Edinburgh

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A raft of inward investment decisions to develop offshore renewable technology in Scotland over the last year is a sign of greater things to come for the country's growing clean-tech sector, First Minister Alex...

New Open Trophy unveiled in Edinburgh

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By Lauren WitherspoonScotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, revealed the new trophy for the Barclays Scottish Open at Edinburgh’s Hamilton & Inches today.The trophy that the world’s top golfers will compete for on 7 to...

Armed Forces Day in the Capital

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Thousands of people descended upon Edinburgh today to celebrate the third annual Armed Forces Day.The Capital led the UK-wide celebrations and it is estimated that 100,000 people will have watched the full three...

Alex Salmond – triumphal return to Edinburgh

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The First Minister, Alex Salmond, returned to Edinburgh tonight aboard the helicopter he has become accustomed to using in recent days, during what has turned out to be the most successful campaign in the...

We have a new Scots Makar!

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Poet and playwright, Liz Lochhead, has been announced as Scotland's new Makar. The announcement was made by the First Minister Alex Salmond and former First Ministers Lord McConnell and Henry McLeish.Ms Lochhead, who will...

China State Visit begins today

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First Minister Alex Salmond is today welcoming Vice Premier Li Keqiang and six Chinese Ministers to Scotland as the delegation starts their four-day UK state visit in Edinburgh. The Chinese delegation are being closely...

Christmas message from The First Minister

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A time to reflect and a time to look forward, but not really a time to wish for a White Christmas! Here is First Minister, Alex Salmond, from his official residence, Bute House.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCYlMb6iP6M?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x402061&color2=0x9461ca&w=640&h=385]

A new twist on Christmas card and charities

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We try to be fairly green here at Reporter Towers and are not totally in favour of sending the paper version of Christmas cards for all the sustainable arguments  you can think of. However...

St Andrew’s Day message from the First Minister

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Here is a message for you on St Andrew's Day from First Minister, Alex Salmond, at the beginning of the Winter Festival Season.http://www.youtube.com/v/SsRBUrzO1x4?fs=1&hl=en_GBLooking back to Scottish inventions and Scottish poetry and looking forward to...

The National Renewables Infrastructure Fund

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A £70 million investment fund to secure Scotland's place at the forefront of the global offshore wind industry was announced today by First Minister Alex Salmond. The National Renewables Infrastructure Fund - to strengthen port...

clubgolf – producing future golf stars

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A sports initiative aimed at giving thousands of children in Scotland the chance to play golf has more than exceeded its target.During 2010, clubgolf expects to have 12,000 youngsters in coaching programmes in 322...

Low Carbon Investment Conference – back next year!

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The Scottish Low Carbon Investment conference will be held again next year, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today, saying the gathering of senior executives from finance, energy and government in Edinburgh can become the...

The Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference

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Innovation and advances in clean green energy present a "pivotal turning point in human history", Scotland's First Minister said yesterday, urging private finance leaders to seize the multi-billion pound opportunities in renewable and low carbon technology.

On the agenda at Holyrood

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First Minister Alex Salmond today set out the Scottish Government's priorities for the final year of the parliamentary term and beyond.In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister outlined a programme of...

Floating windfarms…..

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First Minister Alex Salmond today met Statoil, a Norwegian based oil company, to discuss the possibility of developing the world's first floating wind farm in Scotland.The company has identified two potential sites, one off...

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