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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

Celebrating Gender Day at COP26

Pledge on climate change and inequalities. Fourteen international leaders and leading campaigners are among those who have signed a statement launched by the Scottish Government calling for the role of women and girls to be advanced in addressing climate change. It's Gender Day at #COP26

First Minister Rallies Delegates to Climate Challenge

Under2 Coalition members sign Net Zero pledge. Devolved governments, regions and cities from across the globe sent a strong message to world leaders yesterday, by committing to achieve Net Zero by 2050. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the General Assembly of the Under2 Coalition that

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency. All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New

First Minister Listens to Young Global Voices

First Minister to receive Youth Statement on climate crisis. The First Minister will use COP26’s Youth and Public Empowerment Day to celebrate the ambition of children and young people in Scotland and around the world. Nicola Sturgeon will today join COP26 President Alok Sharma and