The inside track

Ahead of the devolution of further powers to Scotland, Deputy First Minister and Finance Secretary John Swinney has said that the new finance deal must be fair and must deliver real power to Scotland. 

Oct 7th, 2015

Nicola talks about her responsibility to inspire and encourage young women, and the importance of fully empowering women. 

Oct 4th, 2015

Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson MSP explains why the Scottish Govenment believes a free press is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy.

Aug 7th, 2015

After a six-day, 15,000-mile whistle stop tour of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon writes on Scotland leading in global innovation.

Aug 3rd, 2015

London can’t help but have noticed the arrival of a significant Scottish presence in the last few months.  The 56 SNP MPs and the importance of Scotland to the political discussion at Westminster has once again put the focus on events north of the border.


Jul 13th, 2015

The opportunity social media provides for a broader range of opinions to be heard is something precious, writes Nicola Sturgeon.

Jun 25th, 2015


SNP Westminster Leader Angus Robertson MP, in today’s Sunday Herald highlights the SNP’s strong opposition to the Tory government – and Labour’s abject failure to stand up to David Cameron.


Jun 21st, 2015
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16 and 17 year will be able to vote in Scottish elections following the historic passing of the Scottish Elections (Reduction of Voting Age) Bill today. 

Jun 18th, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon writes a diary about her trip to New York and Washington.

Jun 15th, 2015

Nicola Sturgeon on why she believes that Scotland's future is as a part of the modern European family of nations. 

May 31st, 2015