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Scotland can lead the transition to the decarbonised age

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In Scotland we are serious about the net zero challenge and our ambitions are backed by strong investment.

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We are asking our friends in Europe to leave a light on for Scotland

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At 11pm tonight, Scotland will cease to be part of the EU after almost half a century. That is a moment of profound sadness for me, and for countless others across Scotland, and indeed the rest of the UK.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on Scotland’s future

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As the great Nelson Mandela said – ‘It always seems impossible until it is done’. In Scotland I believe we are on the cusp of such a moment.

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Nicola Sturgeon looks to the year ahead

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The start of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to look ahead and think about what sort of country we want Scotland to be.

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We’re working to build a better nation

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The start of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to look ahead and think about what sort of country we want Scotland to be by 2030.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s statement on Scotland’s right to choose

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Nicola Sturgeon has set out the next steps in Scotland’s right to choose its own future.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s statement to the Scottish Parliament

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Later this week I will publish the detailed democratic case for a transfer of power from Westminster to this Parliament to allow for an independence referendum that is beyond legal challenge.

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It’s time to decide our own future

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The people of Scotland have spoken – it is time to decide our own future.

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Tomorrow we can put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands

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I am asking people to look ahead – not just to the next few weeks, but towards the future we all want to see for Scotland.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech on St Andrew’s Day

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It seems right that on this, the day of Scotland’s patron saint, we ask ourselves how we can build that better, fairer Scotland that we know is possible.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Manifesto launch speech

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People in Scotland have the right to consider an alternative future. A future with Scotland as an equal partner with our closest friends in the rest of the UK and with the EU.

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I’d never press the nuclear button – here’s why

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It’s absurd that a willingness to kill millions is now seen as a virility test for leadership, and I want no part.

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The longer we stay in the UK, the more damage will be done

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At this crucial election, Scotland is at a crossroads – continuing down the path of Boris Johnson’s Brexit Britain, or choosing a new path with independence.

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Take Scotland’s future out of Boris Johnson’s hands

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All elections are important, but this December 12 general election is the most important in our lifetimes. This election will determine who we are as a nation, and fundamentally, who will decide our future.

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Nicola Sturgeon launches SNP election campaign

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The future of our country is at stake. Not just for the next five years – but for the generations to come.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s open letter to Remain voters – back the SNP to escape Brexit

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Nicola Sturgeon has written to Remain voters, urging them to unite and back the SNP and help Scotland escape Brexit.

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Scotland faces a choice, independence in Europe or isolation in Brexit Britain

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An independent Scotland is closer than it has ever been, it really is within touching distance. What is needed now is another clear win for the SNP to bring it even closer still.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s joint statement with FM of Wales Mark Drakeford

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A week tomorrow the UK was supposed to be leaving the EU. While it now looks almost certain that will not happen, the reprieve is currently only temporary. Brexit is an outcome that, I must remind everyone, goes directly against the wishes of the majority of people in Scotland, 62 per cent of whom voted…

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Nicola Sturgeon’s address to #SNP19

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In the immortal words of Robert Burns: “It is comin’ yet for a’ that.” The world is waiting for us. Let’s win our nation’s independence.

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The case for Scottish independence has never been more compelling

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We are the party with momentum. Achieving our best ever European election result, and opinion polls showing a clear shift in support for independence.

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Boris Johnson must be removed from power as soon as possible

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Taking a step back from the seemingly endless Westminster mess, Scotland deserves better than this. We didn’t vote for any of it, and Brexit or not, we should not be subject to the whim of chaotic and dangerous Tory governments.

Nicola Sturgeon speaking to press in the Central Lobby
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It is Boris Johnson who broke the law and it is Boris Johnson who must resign

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Boris Johnson’s behaviour shames his office, shames the UK Government, and shames the Conservative Party – he must now resign. The Supreme Court ruling demonstrates beyond doubt that Westminster politics is broken.

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It is time to get rid of Boris Johnson’s government once and for all

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Last week, Boris Johnson lost six House of Commons votes in as many days. He then ripped up the rule book and shut Parliament down – all to avoid scrutiny.

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The 2014 independence referendum changed Scotland for the better

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The referendum of September 2014 changed Scotland – and I believe it transformed our country fundamentally for the better.

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In these dark days for democracy, Scotland must find another way

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Last week will go down in history as one of the darkest times for British democracy, as Boris Johnson pressed ahead with plans to shut down Parliament in a blatant attempt to force through an extreme hard-Brexit.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s speech on the Programme for Government

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This programme sets out actions for the next 12 months which will make a difference for years to come. It details measures which can help make our country the best in the world in which to grow up, learn, work and live.

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Yesterday was a dark day for democracy in the UK

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Boris Johnson’s bid to shut down Parliament to force through a No-deal Brexit is an outrageous assault on basic democratic principles.

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The SNP is taking action to protect shipbuilding on the Clyde

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There’s no doubt that the shape and scale of manufacturing has changed in recent years, but Scotland still has an industry to be proud of and it is essential that we do all we can to support it and enable it to reach its full potential.