Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

Scotland’s potential will only be realised after independence says Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the SNP is using every power at its disposal to deliver for the people of Scotland and that the full potential of Scotland can only be seen when the nation is independent.

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Nicola Sturgeon told to avoid another bogus China deal

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to avoid another dud business deal with China as she prepares to travel to the Far East next month.

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Scottish school attainment gap cash used to send pupils on trips

Cash from a fund aimed at helping close the attainment gap in schools was used to send pupils and their parents on a weekend trip away, the First Minister has revealed.

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Female Scottish MSPs gather at Holyrood to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women over 30 getting the vote. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Call for new law to make half of Scots political candidates women

Scotland’s political parties are under increasing pressure to get more women into politics after leading campaigners called for new laws to achieve a 50: 50 gender balance of candidates.

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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has her eyes tested by ophthalmologist Dr Ida Boron. Picture: Jane Barlow

Scottish nurses have had to donate sanitary products to patients

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Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale unite to tackle Twitter trolls

Scotland’s most prominent female politicians have spoken out about the online abuse including death threats they receive as they backed a campaign to force Twitter to take action against social media trolls.

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‘Kremlin trolls target Nicola Sturgeon’ after Russia criticism

Russian trolls have launched a campaign of cyber attacks on Nicola Sturgeon after the Scottish First Minister condemned the country over the poisoning of a former spy, it has been claimed.

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Nicola Sturgeon ‘disappointed’ as MSPs vote to scrap Football Act

Nicola Sturgeon has said she is “disappointed” by the vote to scrap a controversial law aimed at tackling sectarianism at football.

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Nicola Sturgeon urged to take action over SNP NEC member’s role on Salmond show

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “direct funnel of money and influence” from the Kremlin into the SNP amid growing controversy over Alex Salmond’s contentious show on state-funded broadcaster Russia Today (RT).

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Nicola Sturgeon says sunset clause can end ‘power grab’ row

The Scottish and Welsh governments have offered a way out of the deadlock over post-Brexit devolution if a “sunset clause” is introduced to put a time limit on any Westminster “power grab”, The Scotsman has learned.

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Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard quizzed Nicola Sturgeon at First Minister's Questions. Picture: JP

Nicola Sturgeon urged to stop public contract workers paying for wages

Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to take action to stop workers on public contracts in Scotland having to pay in order to receive wages.

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Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland ready for chemical weapons attack

Nicola Sturgeon has declared Scotland ready to deal with a future chemical weapons incident in the aftermath of the Salisbury attack.

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Nicola Sturgeon opens door to Brexit powers deal

The differences between the UK and Scottish governments over post-Brexit powers “aren’t insignificant but are not insurmountable” Nicola Sturgeon has said following talks with Theresa May.

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Analysis: What has changed in year since Nicola Sturgeon’s Indyref2 statement?

The analysis of Professor John Curtice on missteps on Brexit was not only grim reading for First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, but also came at an auspicious time.

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Brexit: Britain will be paying EU divorce bill until 2064

Britain will shell out £37.1 billion to settle its Brexit divorce bill, but the UK’s fiscal watchdog predicts payments to the EU will continue until 2064.

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Scottish government childrens minister Mark McDonald during a visit to Tower View Nursery in Glasgow

Mark McDonald returns to Holyrood as it emerges victim had stroke

A victim of shamed ex-minister Mark McDonald suffered a stroke after the harassment she suffered at his hands.

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Nicola Sturgeon hits out at Russia over ‘highly likely’ poisoning

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has added her voice to the chorus of condemnation of Russia after Theresa May told the House of Commons that it is ‘highly likely’ the state carried out the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury

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Nicola Sturgeon has called for Mark McDonald to resign as an MSP

MSP Mark McDonald says he is not a ‘sex pest’ and has changed

Shamed MSP Mark McDonald has denied he is a sex pest as he admitted to being “disappointed” at how long the SNP had taken to carry out a probe into sexual harassment claims.

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SNP leadership contender Keith Brown on his vision for Indyref2

The man bidding to become Nicola Sturgeon’s right-hand man has said the SNP must demonstrate to voters “that Scotland can make a success of independence”.

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