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Easing out of lockdown needs to be done one step at a time

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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.

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We are making progress suppressing Covid-19 – but we are not out of danger

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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.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s address to the nation

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On Monday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon updated the nation on Scotland’s plan to tackle the coronavirus – stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.

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Easing the lockdown now would be catastrophic

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If we were to do that, we would risk lives and lose all the progress we’ve made so far, potentially causing a dangerous second spike of the virus. That is a risk we cannot afford to take.

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If we keep doing the right things, there is a way through

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Our central objective must continue to be suppressing COVID-19 and minimising its damage in health terms but, if possible, with a better balance.

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This is our chance to build a better Scotland together

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Our challenge is to find a way to live alongside the virus while continuing to suppress it as we’re finding the “new normal”.

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If you are suffering hardship, help is available

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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.

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Coronavirus: you can make a difference

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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.

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Our new budget will improve the lives people across Scotland

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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.

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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.