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First Minister Tenders Resignation

Nicola Sturgeon steps down after 3,051 days as FM. Scotland’s longest-serving and first ever female First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today resigned from office. After more than eight years in the role, she announced her intention to stand down last month, retaining her full range

Nicola Sturgeon Chairs Final Cabinet Meeting

Colleagues Pay Tribute to First Minister & Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today chaired her final Cabinet meeting, alongside Deputy First Minister John Swinney, ahead of both standing down from Government next week. As well as the substantive business of Cabinet being discussed, Cabinet colleagues

Nicola Sturgeon calls on Rishi Sunak to publish tax returns

Nicola Sturgeon has published her tax returns and put pressure on the Prime Minister to do the same Six years worth of filings were made public on the SNP website on Monday as a commitment to release the information continues. The First Minister’s returns cover

Scottish Child Payment Increased

Extension opens benefit to more than 400,000 children The Scottish Child Payment has today been increased to £25 and been extended to include eligible children up to age 16. First launched in February 2021 at £10 per week per child for children under the age

A Tale of Two Governments

Boris Johnson has only ever been a symptom of a fundamentally broken Westminster system, which places elitism, entitlement and cronyism at its core. And for all the talk of a “union of equals”, it’s a system that consistently imposes damaging policies against Scotland’s democratic will

It’s Time To Make Scotland Wealthier And Fairer

Building a New Scotland At the start of last week, the Scottish Government published the first in a series of papers – “Building a New Scotland” – that will make afresh the case for Scotland becoming an independent country. It will present a positive, upbeat and optimistic

Building a new Scotland

‘It’s time to talk about independence’ Setting out the fresh case for Scotland to become an independent country began today as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon declared ‘It’s time’ and published new analysis showing the prize of independence is a wealthier, fairer Scotland. The Scottish Government

Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Scottish Government to provide financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following Russian invasion. The Scottish Government will provide both financial aid and medical supplies to Ukraine following the illegal invasion by Russia. Firstly, an initial £4m in humanitarian aid will be provided. As part