I believe it is our duty to ensure all children start the school day with full stomachs, feeling settled and ready to learn, no matter their start in life.
Faith in Scotland’s future, faith in placing that future in our own hands. That has been at the heart of our party’s purpose since the day it was founded. Now, it is at the heart of our nation.
John Swinney announces that if we can further suppress the coronavirus, the Scottish Government believes that we can prepare for children to be able to return to school full time in August.
Education Secretary and Deputy First Minister John Swinney has updated Parliament on the closure of schools and nurseries in response to Coronavirus/Covid-19.
When the history books come to be written, I believe these days will be seen as the moment Scotland took control of its own path.
Keep marching, keep knocking doors and keep believing, because we are so very close to making our dream of a fairer and more prosperous independent country a reality.
“Our role is to provide the people of Scotland with an ambitious vision – brimming with hope – of what our country can be”.
Read John Swinney’s full speech here.
Read Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney MSP’s speech to SNP Conference.
This government’s number one priority remains education. My focus for the new term will be improving attainment and ensuring excellence and equity for all, as it has been since I took up post.
Read Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney’s address to the SNP conference in Aberdeen.
John Swinney: A new poll shows that people continue to put their trust in the SNP. Our success is perhaps in no small measure due to the actions we’re taking to improve the lives of everyone in Scotland.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney writes about our publicly-owned energy company plans and renewables diversification in the North East of Scotland.
Read John Swinney’s speech at the SNP’s 2017 National Conference in Glasgow.