Wave Energy Scotland to be established

  Scotland is to establish a wave energy technology development body to encourage innovation in the industry Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing announced today. ‘Wave Energy Scotland’ will bring together the best engineering and academic minds to collaborate in a research and development programme to accelerate wave technology More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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First Minister appoints new Cabinet

The Scottish Government’s new Cabinet has today been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, subject to the necessary parliamentary approval. As the First Minister unveiled her new Cabinet, she made it More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Scottish Parliament votes for Nicola Sturgeon to be First Minister

It would have seemed odd writing this headline only a few months ago, but in Scotland we have a fast moving political landscape at present. Today the members of the Scottish Parliament have voted the Member for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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Salmond’s final speech – “Better days ahead”

This is the full text of the final speech which The Rt Hon Alex Salmond has made as First Minister of Scotland before stepping down in favour of his deputy and ‘apprentice’, Nicola Sturgeon, after seven More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Budding chefs show off for the Secretary of State for Scotland

Young aspiring chefs took the chance to show off their sizzling stovetop skills to the Secretary of State for Scotland, demonstrating how they’re whisking their way to employment. Alistair Carmichael MP visited More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Breast cancer research partnership

Cancer research is expensive and needs constant investment to enable it to continue. Today The Scottish Government and Breast Cancer Campaign announce a partnership to invest £450,000 in world-class breast cancer More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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Road Safety Week – Drink Drive limit to be reduced

The Scottish Government is about to reduce the drink drive limit across the country which will mean that even one glass of alcohol could take you over the limit for driving this Christmas time. A high-profile public More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Alex Salmond’s last First Minister’s Questions

First Minister Alex Salmond is in the last days of his role at the helm of The Scottish Government, and today he will face the Labour, Conservatives and LibDems at First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) for the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Unemployment falls across Scotland

The First Minister the Rt Hon Alex Salmond called what may be his penultimate press conference in the position this morning at Bute House to give the press two pieces of good news. Accompanied by the Chief Commercial More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Government panel to decide on school closures

Candidates are being sought for a new independent panel to make final decisions on school closure proposals called in by Ministers. Applications are now open and candidates from Edinburgh and the Lothians are being More...