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First Minister – address to the nation

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Tonight, after the announcement in the Commons this afternoon of a road map to releasing the country from lockdown in stages, the First Minister addressed Scotland on TV.

Coronavirus – government releases another tranche of communities funding

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The First Minister announced today that those who are most at risk will get more support as a result of the £8 million funding released to third sector organisations today.

Coronavirus – monitoring system expanded from today

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The Scottish Government says that they hope the numbers which they report around coronavirus will be more accurate.Admitting that there could well have been underreporting till now,...

First Minister calls on the Prime Minister to listen to the people of Scotland

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Earlier today at Dynamic Earth the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called a press conference to speak to the people and also the Prime Minister.

First Minister’s Christmas card for 2019 unveiled

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The First Minister has chosen a Christmas card designed by Annie Lennox OBE this year.The drawing depicts a polar bear on an iceberg highlighting the impact...

National Remembrance Service held on the Royal Mile

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More than 90 wreaths were laid at the Stone of Remembrance on the Royal Mile earlier today. The ceremony was led by the Rt Hon Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the...

Acts of heroism celebrated with Brave@Heart awards

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The First Minister recognised more than 50 emergency service workers and members of the public were presented with Brave@Heart Awards recognising acts of bravery and heroism at Edinburgh Castle last night.

The First Minister gave a TEDTalk this summer

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When TED came to Edinburgh it invited the First Minister to talk. She spoke about her vision for making collective well-being the main aim of public policy and the economy, and...

First Minister plants a tree in memory of Marie Colvin

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First Minister plants a tree at Traquair House in memory of the American war correspondent Marie Colvin.THE corner of an orchard within the tranquil surroundings of Traquair...

First Minister takes the salute at the Tattoo

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon headed for the Castle Esplanade this evening to take the salute at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.She was greeted by Brigadier David Allfrey...

First Minister opens new section of Edinburgh Airport

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The newest part of the airport expansion programme was officially opened earlier today.Notwithstanding the fury that CEO of Edinburgh Airport Gordon Dewar unleashed just last month...

First Minister congratulates those recognised in the New Year Honours List 2018

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to more than 100 Scottish recipients in The Queen’s New Year Honours list. There is a Knighthood for Professor Michael Ferguson for...

First Minister launches her 2018 Reading Challenge to Scottish pupils

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The First Minister's Reading Challenge has just opened to all pupils in primary and secondary schools throughout Scotland.Secondary schools, libraries and community groups are now able to register and take part in the challenge...

First Minister introduces the new team

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon spent yesterday reshuffling her Cabinet and today she appointed nine new junior ministers to complete the task.Subject to Parliamentary approval, the following new ministers will be appointed:Claire Haughey,...

First Minister visiting China

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The First Minister, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon, is in China from tomorrow 9 April until 13 April.The purpose of her visit is to promote economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and China...

First Minister – Holyrood has no role in European Arrest Warrants

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Police Scotland confirmed that a European Arrest Warrant was issued for Professor Clara Ponsati who is a professor at St Andrews University, and who was previously a minister in the Catalan government.We can confirm...

Bute House temporarily closed for repairs

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The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland has been closed to allow for some essential repair work. The unscheduled work was discovered at Bute House this morning.  Urgent ceiling repairs and further inspection work...

Arctic Circle Forum coming to Edinburgh

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The Arctic Circle Forum on Scotland and the New North will be held in Edinburgh on 19-21 November 2017 at Assembly Rooms. This is a spin off event from the Arctic Circle Assembly which the...

Craigour Park Primary win School Reading Journey award

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An Edinburgh primary school has received an award from the First Minister in a nationwide competition to encourage Scottish children to foster a lifelong love of reading.Pupils at Craigour Park Primary School were presented...

First Minister’s expenses for US trip released

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The First Minister's trip to the US interested The Edinburgh Reporter, particularly the second half of it, as she arrived in New York when I was already there for Tartan Week.I had the opportunity...

A day in New York with the First Minister

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At the beginning of April I was in New York for Tartan Week and had the opportunity of interviewing the First Minister, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP twice during the day.It was a busy...

First Minister announces funding to train women in peacekeeping

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Today in New York the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a £1.2m funding  package to train over 200 women from conflict zones around the world in peacekeeping and conflict resolution in the next four years.The...

First baby boxes delivered in pilot scheme

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The Scottish Government has begun a three-month pilot handing out baby boxes to expectant mothers and fathers. Although this has started in Clackmannanshire and Orkney, it will be implemented in the rest of Scotland...

First Minister’s Christmas Card 2016

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has chosen Oor Wullie to illustrate her official Christmas card this year.Wullie is shown sitting on his famous upturned bucket wearing black dungarees with the First Minister peeking round...

First Minister in Ireland

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Scotland’s response to the vote to leave the EU will define the country for generations to come, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the upper house of the Irish Parliament yesterday.She made the remarks during...

New journalists’ organisation launched by the First Minister

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A new journalism group was launched yesterday in Glasgow by the First Minister, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon. Women in Journalism Scotland is a networking organisation which will have campaigning and training events for women...

First Minister opens new Thistle Foundation building

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined those supported by Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar earlier today to bury a time capsule.Thistle Foundation is a Scottish charity working to transform health and social care delivery in Scotland and...

First Minister unveils the new Flying Scotsman

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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, today unveiled Virgin’s new ‘Flying Scotsman’ train, celebrating one of the most famous names in railway history. Virgin Trains, which runs a four-hour ‘Flying Scotsman’ express service from Edinburgh to...

First Minister’s memorabilia raises funds for charity

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Gifts and memorabilia received by former First Minister Alex Salmond have raised more than £42,000 for charity in an auction this afternoon. More than three hundred lots, donated by Mr Salmond, were auctioned by Anita...

Happy St Andrew’s Day from the First Minister

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On 30 November, people across Scotland and throughout the world, will come together to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.Our national day is a wonderful time to reflect on Scotland’s many contributions to the world –...
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