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.
We have a real duty to ensure that young people have the chance to succeed and that the impact of the past year and a half doesn’t disadvantage them in years to come.
My heartfelt plea to all EU citizens in Scotland is this: You are part of us, please stay.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s open letter to Scottish voters, outlining the importance of Both Votes SNP on May 6.
This election can be a watershed moment as we set about building a better Scotland and a better world
With the full powers of independence, we will have the tools needed to drive long-term recovery and build that fairer, more prosperous country we know is possible.
Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech on the SNP plan to remobilise, strengthen and protect our NHS.
Let’s take the right path, with both votes for the SNP and a mandate to deliver Scotland’s independence.
This is the most important election in Scotland’s history. So much hangs on its outcome, but at its heart it comes down to one very simple question – who should decide our country’s future?
For the strong, experienced leadership that the country needs at this time of crisis; Vote to re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as your First Minister and the SNP as your government.
Our upcoming election campaign will be overflowing with optimism and hope for a better Scotland.
After a year when we’ve been forced to live our lives apart and suffer hardships and frustration, we will come together to mark the first anniversary of lockdown.
As an independent member of the European Union, Scotland would be a partner and a bridge-builder — not just a bridge to building a stronger economy and fairer society, but a bridge to aid understanding between the EU and UK.
Faced with such outrageous unfairness, it is no wonder more and more people in Scotland are saying they’ve had enough of Westminster and of Tory governments we don’t vote for.
Nicola Sturgeon’s full speech as she announced “firm, preventative action” with new restrictions over the Christmas period.
My message to you remains the same: Scotland is your home, you are welcome here, we want you to stay.
“As an independent country, we can be decision-makers, partners, bridge-builders. And we have a right, if a majority of us want it, to choose that future.”
Nicola Sturgeon opening remarks to the SNP’s first ever virtual conference.
In the midst of our concerted response to the pandemic, and the hardship and sorrow it has brought, we must do all we can to tackle the poverty and inequality that still exist in 21st century Scotland.
We can hold to the belief that love and solidarity – albeit with a lot of help from science – we will get us through this. And that soon we will be looking back on it, not living through it.
In the midst of this emergency, which more than ever demands international co-operation, Scotland is having to cope with the prospect of another crisis — leaving the Brexit transition period at the end of the year with either a thin agreement on a future relationship or no deal at all.
Scotland’s key workers – especially in our NHS and social care services, but also including our supermarket staff, police officers, cleaners, delivery drivers and those working in public transport – have all worked day and night to keep the country safe and moving.
The challenge for us now is to continue to suppress the virus whilst also moving towards a gradual lifting of restrictions.
As we slowly lift restrictions, we must rigorously monitor the spread of the virus, and ensure we don’t undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve by allowing it to run out of control again.
The restrictions are working – and your cooperation in staying at home, except for essential purposes, is reducing the numbers of people becoming seriously ill and it is saving lives.
On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated the nation on Scotland’s plan to tackle the coronavirus – stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.