We are truly in unprecedented times. It is difficult to comprehend the huge life changes we have all been asked to make in just a matter of weeks.
We can all play our part in stepping up the fight against the spread of coronavirus. Let’s ensure those in our communities who need our support most are not left to cope alone.
The Scottish budget is without a doubt progressive and focused on what matters for Scotland. It will support the delivery of ambitious policies which will improve the lives people across Scotland now and help us safeguard the planet for the generations to come.
In Scotland we are serious about the net zero challenge and our ambitions are backed by strong investment.
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.
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.
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.
Nicola Sturgeon has set out the next steps in Scotland’s right to choose its own future.
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.
The people of Scotland have spoken – it is time to decide our own future.
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.
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.
It’s absurd that a willingness to kill millions is now seen as a virility test for leadership, and I want no part.
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.
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.
The future of our country is at stake. Not just for the next five years – but for the generations to come.
Nicola Sturgeon has written to Remain voters, urging them to unite and back the SNP and help Scotland escape Brexit.
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.
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…
We are the party with momentum. Achieving our best ever European election result, and opinion polls showing a clear shift in support for independence.
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.
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.
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.
The referendum of September 2014 changed Scotland – and I believe it transformed our country fundamentally for the better.
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.