First Minister News

First Minister launches Scottish National Investment Bank

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially launched the Scottish National Investment Bank.

It will be backed by £2bn of Scottish Government funding over the next decade

Scot Gov: “It will help to tackle some of the biggest challenges Scotland faces now and in years to come, delivering economic, social and environmental returns.” Continue reading

First Minister Statement on EU and UK Govt talks

Statement on EU and UK Government talks by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

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. Continue reading

Coronavirus update from the First Minister (21 April 2020)

First Minister NicolaSturgeon: “As of 9am this morning, there have been 8,672 positive cases confirmed, an increase of 222 since yesterday.

While I would still urge caution in interpreting these figures, I remain cautiously optimistic that, while the numbers being admitted to hospital are still fluctuating, they appear to be broadly stable. Secondly, the number being admitted to intensive care are reducing.” Continue reading