After 3,046 days in office, Nicola Sturgeon delivered her final speech as First Minister in the Scottish Parliament.
To the people of Scotland – to all of the people of Scotland – whether you voted for me or not – please know that being your First Minister has been the privilege of my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Scotland’s NHS is one of our most precious assets. I will do everything I can to protect it and support its recovery from the pandemic.
The SNP’s focus on renewables will not only lead to cheaper bills and more security, but also transform our exporting potential.
Frankly, it is not up to a Westminster government to decide our future without the consent of the people who live here.
Unless we act now, we will continue to see an increase in heatwaves, floods, catastrophic storms and water scarcity – a price our planet simply cannot afford to pay.
No one can now argue that the UK economy offers strength, stability or certainty.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech at the #SNP22 conference in Aberdeen.
Statement made by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon from Bute House in tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.
Families and businesses are being left behind by Westminster’s refusal to act on the cost-of-living crisis
Without action by the UK Government to address the problem at source, the actions we are taking can only ever partly mitigate the impact of such dramatic price rises.
So far, we have seen the candidates for Prime Minister promise tax cuts for the rich, cuts to public spending and public services.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the Scottish Parliament setting out Scotland’s path to next year’s planned independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon: “Independence is about better equipping ourselves to navigate key challenges and fulfil our vast potential.”
Our decisions and actions over what is now a very short period of time will determine how habitable our planet is in decades and generations to come
There is no doubt that The first and most urgent duty of every country across the democratic world right now is to offer tangible support and solidarity to Ukraine as it fights for its democracy, independence and territorial integrity.
Scotland faces a clear choice on May 5 – it is SNP action and leadership, or Tory inaction, complacency and sleaze.
We must stand ready and Scotland does to provide any humanitarian relief necessary, through practical support, aid, and refuge.
We cannot be blind to the circumstances that have led to the current crisis, and that includes the situation where wealth with direct links to the Putin regime has been allowed to proliferate here in the UK.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full closing speech to #SNP21, setting out our bold, positive vision for an independent Scotland.
#SNP21 Conference opens today, setting out our positive vision for Scotland. Read Nicola Sturgeon’s welcome letter.
Getting vaccinated remains the single most important thing we can do to protect ourselves and those around us.
We have decarbonised faster than any G20 nation, and now we’re stepping up our action to deliver climate justice.
Scotland is ready to lead by example at COP26. As my home city Glasgow welcomes the global elite, leaders must arrive ready to turn promises into action.
The difference between Holyrood and Westminster has never been more stark – but it’s not too late for the UK government to U-turn on their Universal Credit cut.
Food shortages, fuel shortages, rising energy bills. The Tories can’t say they weren’t warned – but they chose to plough ahead with the hardest possible Brexit, and now we’re all paying the price.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full Scottish Parliament statement on the bold, ambitious 2021-22 Programme for Government.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full statement to the Scottish Parliament on the historic agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Green Party.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech on the groundbreaking SNP-Greens Co-operation Agreement – working together to build a greener, fairer, independent Scotland.
COP26 in Glasgow could be the last chance for world leaders to come together and make the bold, ambitious decisions that are more vital now than ever.