Nicola Sturgeon

New £95m line at Norbord factory opened by Nicola Sturgeon

<b>A new manufacturing line has been officially opened at a wood panels factory near Inverness as part of £95m investment in the plant.</b><p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon carried out the opening ceremony at Norbord.<p>The investment, which includes a £12m development grant from Highlands and Islands …

Manufacturing

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to sack Health Minister over 'failure to take NHS Tayside warnings seriously'

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to sack her embattled Health Minister after Scotland’s public spending watchdog said warnings about a scandal-hit health board’s financial crisis were not taken “seriously.”<p>The First Minister said she would continue to support Shona Robison despite Caroline Gardner, the …

Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP held talks with Cambridge Analytica before 2016 Holyrood election

Nicola Sturgeon has disclosed the SNP’s secret talks with Cambridge Analytica were held shortly before the May 2016 Holyrood election but refused to name who attended on behalf of her party.<p>The First Minister said a meeting with the firm at the centre of the data harvesting scandal took place in …

United Kingdom

Isabel Hardman's Sunday Interviews Roundup - 15/04/18

Isabel Hardman takes you through the highlights of Sunday's political interviews. Today's podcast features Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola …

Boris Johnson

Nicola Sturgeon: Air strikes risk dangerous escalation

<b>Nicola Sturgeon said UK foreign policy should be set by Parliament and not Donald Trump after the US, UK and France bombed targets in Syria.</b><p>The missile strikes were in response to a suspected chemical attack on the Syrian town of Douma last week.<p>Scotland's first minister said the suspected use of …

Middle East

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s visit to China: boosting trade, tourism, culture and education links

Nicola Sturgeon has just ended a visit to China to promote Scotland. From promoting Scottish businesses to building new education and cultural links, …

Scottish National Party

Nicola Sturgeon in row over Beijing meeting day after ministers call in Chinese power station plan

Nicola Sturgeon is facing questions over her efforts to woo Chinese investment after her government seized control of a controversial planning application the day before she met the developer’s parent company in Beijing.<p>On Monday the Scottish Government called in the application by Inch Cape …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon blasted over 750k investment in controversial China schools initiative

The scheme allows Scottish students to live and study in China for a year but critics claim the scheme is part of the Chinese state’s propaganda …

Human Rights

Nicola Sturgeon launches war on racist internet trolls

Labour MSP Anas Sarwar wrote to Sturgeon to outline steps he believes SNP Government should take to challenge everyday racism and Islamophobia.<p>Nicola …

United Kingdom

Scottish Independence

Monday, 26 March, 2018<p>Clara Ponsati due to hand herself into police in Edinburgh on Wednesday<p>Monday, 26 March, 2018<p>Friday, 23 March, 2018<p>A hardline …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon will soon have to confront Scotland’s sluggish economy

The statistics do not lie: 10 years of SNP government hasn’t brought much economic dynamism.<p>The big debates in Scotland have rarely centred on wealth …

United Kingdom

Sickening 'Punish a Muslim' campaign blasted by Nicola Sturgeon as Holyrood condemns twisted plan

The First Minister joined Anas Sarwar in condemning the plan which he branded as 'an attack on all Scots'.<p>An Islamophobic social media campaign to …

United Kingdom

United front shows Scotland will not stand for racism or Islamophobia

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon supported Labour MSP Anas Sarwar in Parliament yesterday.<p>Holyrood put on a united front against racism and …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon calls for 'in-depth investigation' of 'cheat' allegations against Vote Leave campaign

Scotland's First Minister has called for a "serious and in-depth investigation" into claims the officially designated Brexit campaign "cheated" …

News (Ireland)

Caledonia dreaming: Think Scotland, think space

Brexit is not all the UK's handling right now. It's passed a new law to help it become the first European country with its own spaceports. DW visited …

Cape Canaveral

May Embarks on Day-Long U.K. Tour to Gauge a Divided Country

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>Theresa May is touring the U.K. on Thursday to gauge the …

European Union

Vigil held for Muslim shopkeeper killed in 'religiously prejudiced' attack

A vigil has been held in Glasgow for a well-respected Muslim shopkeeper who was killed in what police are treating as a "religiously prejudiced" …

Extremism

Nicola Sturgeon condemns 'unacceptable' mountain hare culls

Nicola Sturgeon has condemned the large scale culling of mountain hares and warned that legislation is being considered to protect the “iconic” species.<p>The First Minister said major culls were “unacceptable” following the release of footage filmed in secret on Scottish grouse moors.<p>Animal rights …

Wildlife

Hare-culling footage 'not acceptable' - BBC News

New footage shows large-scale hare-culling<p>First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said large-scale culling of mountain hares on grouse moors is "not acceptable".<p>She made her comments at first minister's questions after a video of a mass cull was passed to the BBC.<p>Answering a question from Scottish Green …

Wildlife

Brexit: Theresa May vows to keep UK 'strong and united'

<b>Theresa May has pledged to keep the UK "strong and united" after Brexit as she marks a year to go until the UK's departure from the European Union.</b><p>The PM is to visit England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, appealing to those for and against Brexit.<p>There are just months left to strike a deal …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon opens specialist centre

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, highlighted the issue of sight loss when she opened a specialist home in Paisley this week.<p>The new care …

Optometry

Scottish teachers 'on verge of strike action' over pay and workload as councils' wage rise offer rejected

Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard told Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister's Questions to fund a 'proper, fair pay rise' for school staff.<p>Teachers …

United Kingdom

Crowdfund in Scotland raises £100K to fight Clara Ponsati extradition

She began the fund on Wednesday morning to pay her fees after hiring star human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar to defend her case just hours before …

Spain

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon drops in to Paisley care home and meets 98-year-old Josie

She was officially opening Jenny’s Well, run by the Royal Blind charity<p>First Mnsiter Nicola Sturgeon was in Paisley this morning meeting residents at …

Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon urged to start work on replacing council tax with 'garden tax'

Nicola Sturgeon’s minority government will today come under pressure to start work shortly on replacing the council tax with a ‘garden tax’ that would see middle-class Scots pay hundreds of pounds more.<p>The hard-Left Scottish Greens are to bring a vote at Holyrood to try and force the SNP …

United Kingdom

Will Brexit be the trigger for indyref2?

<b>Brexit presents a challenge on many fronts. What will happen to trade? What will happen to the movement of people? What will happen on the island of Ireland?</b><p>However, there is also a concomitant conundrum with regard to Scottish independence. And that conundrum is already provoking substantial …

United Kingdom

Scottish nationalists angry at extradition order for Catalan professor

The looming arrest of a former Catalan education minister in Edinburgh, in order to be extradited to Spain, has angered supporters of Scottish …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon 'powerless' to stop extradition of Catalan minister Ponsati

A ­European arrest warrant was issued for Clara Ponsati on Friday, she is currently working at St Andrew's University.<p>Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday …

Scottish Politics

Nicola Sturgeon defends SNP record and says Scotland needs independence to realise full potential

The First Minister told the SNP National Council in Glasgow that her party had achieved a lot in 11 years but that it could achieve more if it had …

Scottish Politics

Trump Report: Two Scottish Courses Losing Millions

BALMEDIE, Scotland - David Milne loves the view of the North Sea from his home high above the roiling surf, but he finds his eye often falling onto …

Donald Trump