Nicola Sturgeon targets 2016 as ‘year of ambition’

The First Minister has resolved to make 2016 a “year of optimism and ambition” as she set out enterprise and innovative public services as priorities for Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon . Picture: Lisa FergusonNicola Sturgeon . Picture: Lisa Ferguson
Nicola Sturgeon . Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Nicola Sturgeon used her New Year message to hail Scotland’s “can-do culture” as opposition leaders focused their attention on this year’s Holyrood elections.

Speaking at the Kelpies in Falkirk, Ms Sturgeon previewed Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design: “In 2016 and the years ahead, we will give strong support to the enterprise and innovation that will boost our productivity, increase our economic growth and create the skilled jobs we need for the future.

“Indeed, a commitment to innovation is one of the Scottish Government’s biggest priorities.”