February 28, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP emphasised the importance of research and innovation as she opened a major new manufacturing facility in Prestwick.

Spirit AeroSystems will produce spoiler wing components for Airbus’ A320 aircraft using leading edge automation technology, creating more than 100 jobs and helping to secure the long-term future of...

February 14, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP worked to strengthen Scotland’s ties with the European Union during a series of engagements in Brussels earlier this week.

The First Minister met EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier to discuss the UK/EU talks, which are due to begin next month.

She also spoke to EU Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager about...

January 22, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has launched a £6 million Low Carbon Challenge Fund to support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to grasp opportunities around climate change.

The Scottish Enterprise administered fund will be open to public, third sector and academic institutions working to create opportunities to advance the low carbon...

January 20, 2020

EU citizens living and working in Scotland make an invaluable contribution to our society, culture and economy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP said today.

At an event in Edinburgh to celebrate the positive impact of EU citizens, the First Minister announced additional funding for the Stay in Scotland campaign. The campaign has so far awarded...

January 15, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP has criticised the Prime Minister’s refusal to grant the transfer of power to the Scottish Parliament which would allow an independence referendum to be held this year.

Commenting on the predictable response from Mr Johnson to the SNP Government’s democratic mandate, which would offer the people of Scotland a ch...

January 13, 2020

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has unveiled a new £7 million programme to help support communities and organisations across Scotland. The Royal Bank 300 Fund was set up to mark the bank’s 300th anniversary in 2027 and will see the bank invest £1 million a year, for the next seven years, into projects designed to make a positive impact for peop...

January 13, 2020

Scotland and Norway can work together to play a major role in tackling climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP told Norwegian business leaders during a visit last week.

Addressing the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise conference in Oslo, the First Minister highlighted offshore wind and carbon capture and storage as sectors where th...

December 27, 2019

Applications have opened for a new national pilot scheme helping first-time buyers with the deposit for a new home.

The SNP Government’s First Home Fund will make the housing market fairer by making £150 million available until March 2021 to help at least 6,000 households buy their first home.

Existing home ownership schemes have helped more than...

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