Tag archive for ‘First Minister’
By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 8th, 2018

First Minister visiting China

The First Minister, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon, is in China from tomorrow 9 April until 13 April. The purpose of her visit is to promote economic, cultural and educational links between Scotland and China which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 26th, 2018

First Minister – Holyrood has no role in European Arrest Warrants

Police Scotland confirmed that a European Arrest Warrant was issued for Professor Clara Ponsati who is a professor at St Andrews University, and who was previously a minister in the Catalan government. We can confirm More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Bute House temporarily closed for repairs

The official residence of the First Minister of Scotland has been closed to allow for some essential repair work. The unscheduled work was discovered at Bute House this morning.    Urgent ceiling repairs More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Arctic Circle Forum coming to Edinburgh

The Arctic Circle Forum on Scotland and the New North will be held in Edinburgh on 19-21 November 2017 at Assembly Rooms. This is a spin off event from the Arctic Circle Assembly which the First Minister Nicola More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Craigour Park Primary win School Reading Journey award

An Edinburgh primary school has received an award from the First Minister in a nationwide competition to encourage Scottish children to foster a lifelong love of reading. Pupils at Craigour Park Primary School More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, June 11th, 2017
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First Minister’s expenses for US trip released

The First Minister’s trip to the US interested The Edinburgh Reporter, particularly the second half of it, as she arrived in New York when I was already there for Tartan Week. I had the opportunity of following More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 30th, 2017

A day in New York with the First Minister

At the beginning of April I was in New York for Tartan Week and had the opportunity of interviewing the First Minister, the Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP twice during the day. It was a busy day. It also happened to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

First Minister announces funding to train women in peacekeeping

Today in New York the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a £1.2m funding  package to train over 200 women from conflict zones around the world in peacekeeping and conflict resolution in the next four years. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 2nd, 2017

First baby boxes delivered in pilot scheme

The Scottish Government has begun a three-month pilot handing out baby boxes to expectant mothers and fathers. Although this has started in Clackmannanshire and Orkney, it will be implemented in the rest of Scotland More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 11th, 2016

First Minister’s Christmas Card 2016

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has chosen Oor Wullie to illustrate her official Christmas card this year.Wullie is shown sitting on his famous upturned bucket wearing black dungarees with the First Minister More...