From new roads to new arrivals, here’s just some of the news from the week you might have missed.
The new M8 officially opened. The upgrade means – for the first time – Scotland’s two biggest cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, are linked by continuous motorway.
Just officially opened the new M8, part of our £500m M8/M73/M74 project – cutting journey times & reducing emissions https://t.co/kCzi1FC4LT
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 14, 2017
Read more about our investment in Scotland’s infrastructure here.
New figures showed Scotland’s private sector grew at its fastest pace in nearly three years.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) August 14, 2017
Nine out of 10 season ticket holders in Scotland have claimed their free week’s rail travel.
— The SNP (@theSNP) August 15, 2017
The first Baby Boxes were delivered.
— Loris (@PygmyLoris) August 16, 2017
— Pamela Morrison (@pamelaimorrison) August 16, 2017
— Kerry Boland (@KerryDaniel) August 16, 2017
… Early Years Minister Mark McDonald also found himself explaining the birds and the bees to Jeremy Kyle…
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) August 15, 2017
Read more about our action for families with young children here.
Scotland’s employment rate hit a record high.
Facts on Scotland’s job stats:
✔️Lowest unemployment rate in UK
✔️Employment rate highest on record
✔️Youth unemployment among lowest in EU
— Liam Furby (@MrFurby) August 16, 2017
— The SNP (@theSNP) August 16, 2017
Read more about Scotland’s economy here.