Pedal on Parliament 2017

Several hundred cyclist gathered today (Saturday) in the Meadows to take part in the 2017 Pedal on Parliament. The event was policed fairly discretely by Edinburgh’s Police Cycle Division, and was escorted on it’s journey by Police Motorcycle outriders. This was the sixth event and, this year, events were also taking place in Aberdeen and More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Scotland House now open in London

First Minister meets design team for Scotland House, London.Left to right Frank Hinds, Rupert Aitken, Nicola Sturgoen, Steve Neilson, Joseph Wright The Scottish Government has announced that Scotland’s latest More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Transplant numbers up in the last year

The Scottish Government has released new figures confirming that the number of people who had an organ transplant from a deceased donor in the last year increased from the previous year by 34%. 430 people living More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 7th, 2017

A little ballet to begin the First Minister’s day in NYC

The First Minister started her busy day yesterday at New York University’s Tisch School of the Performing Arts where she met some Scottish ballet students on an exchange visit supported by Scottish Government More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 7th, 2017

Scottish food and drink continues to delight the US

At an event in downtown New York last night organised by Scottish Development International,  the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that Scottish food and drink exports to the US continue to grow. With cocktails More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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More American investment in Scotland announced

44 jobs created or safeguarded with inward investment The First Minister  has welcomed an announcement today from three American firms who have promised investment of £6.3 million in Scotland, creating or safeguarding More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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US firm invests in Edinburgh research centre

US tech firm Xilinx Inc. is to invest £3.8 million in its specialist research centre in Edinburgh, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed today. The centre will also be supported by a £1.01 million research More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 31st, 2017

#NYCTW The Scottish Parliament will be celebrating in New York

A delegation from the Scottish Parliament are travelling to the US this weekend. They will visit Winnipeg, Ottawa and New York, meeting with parliamentarians, Scottish organisations working in North America, and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Queensferry Crossing – delays due to the weather continue

At this morning’s meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee at Holyrood, Keith Brown MSP had to inform the members that the Queensferry Crossing faces further delays. His mantra when he was Transport More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Scottish Government launch digital strategy

The Scottish Government says it has plans to boost the number of jobs associated with the digital industries to 150,000 in the next four years. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out More...