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We’re addressing the climate emergency

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Climate change is a defining challenge of our time, and Scotland is leading the way in tackling it. From setting world-leading targets to empowering communities, here’s how we’re addressing the climate emergency.

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6 ways we’re improving life for our veterans

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Veterans are an asset to our society – their bravery, loyalty and professionalism deserve our full care and support.

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Growing our forests is key to combating climate change

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Forests and woodlands are a natural powerhouse and among Scotland’s most valuable rural assets. Our ambition is for them to expand and flourish.

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Here’s how we’re creating a smarter Scotland

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Scotland has an education system to be proud of. We are determined to ensure that everyone gets the best start in life, and proper support throughout their education.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: SNP leading the way tackling single-use plastics

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This week, Gillian Martin MSP launched a campaign to reduce plastic packaging in shops, and the SNP called on Westminster to commit to tackle climate change.

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Scotland can be proud of our action on climate change – and we must do more and go further

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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world – there is no ‘planet B’. Our obligations to the next generation are the most important we carry – let’s make sure Scotland lives up to fulfilling them.

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Day Two at #SNP19

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As Scotland’s biggest political gathering draws to a close, here are your #SNP19 highlights from day two.

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Nicola Sturgeon’s address to conference

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“Let us build that fairer nation, and let Scotland – an independent Scotland – play our part in building the better world that we know is possible.” Read Nicola Sturgeon’s full #SNP19 speech here.

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Jeane Freeman’s address to conference

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“Ours is a positive vision for Scotland, a vision of hope, or opportunity, of possibility. A vision grounded in a track record of achievement.”
Read Jeane Freeman’s #SNP19 speech here.

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Ian Blackford’s address to conference

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“Westminster is dragging us down the path to economic disaster. The people of Scotland deserve the choice of a better future than Brexit Britain”. Read Ian’s full speech to #SNP19 here.

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Day One at #SNP19

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As the first day of Scotland’s biggest political gathering draws to a close, here are your #SNP19 highlights.

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John Swinney’s address to conference

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“Our role is to provide the people of Scotland with an ambitious vision – brimming with hope – of what our country can be”.
Read John Swinney’s full speech here.

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Michael Russell’s conference opening speech

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Read Michael Russell’s opening #SNP19 speech in full, outlining our vision for Scottish independence and our desire to build a progressive, outward-looking society.

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Delivering Progress

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Since 2007 every home in Scotland has benefited in some way from SNP government policies. We have transformed education, bolstered our health service, built thousands of affordable homes – we’ve even made Scotland’s tax system more progressive and launched a new social security agency.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Scotland leads UK in fight to reduce gender pay gap

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This week, it was revealed Scots save an average of £171 a year on prescription fees, and Tory social security spokesperson Michelle Ballantyne was slammed for saying she

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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Delivering progress for the Borders

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This week at the Scottish Parliament, the SNP Scottish Government committed £85m to the Borderlands Growth Deal and called on Westminster to match their funding north of the border.

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Nicola Sturgeon: We must listen to the voice of the next generation on climate change

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Climate change is the most serious issue facing the world and is a truly global challenge. We have a moral responsibility to do what we can to prevent and mitigate the effects of climate change for future generations.

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This Week at the Scottish Parliament: Holyrood Joins Welsh Assembly In Opposing No Deal

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This week, politicians at the Welsh Assembly joined forces with Holyrood to simultaneously debate a motion calling for the threat of No-Deal to be taken off the table.

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Here’s how we’re bringing a culture of fairness, dignity, and respect to Scottish social security

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History was made last year when the Scottish Government launched their new social security system, the first new Scottish public service since devolution. Here’s what you need to know.

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Westminster is broken beyond repair

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Scotland hasn’t voted for a Tory government for 64 years, but is increasingly damaged by reckless and incompetent decisions at Westminster.
Independence can be our escape route from this meltdown.

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Michael Russell: Tory hysteria over Scottish Budget is naked gesture politics

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This latest Tory fixation has even, no doubt temporarily, overtaken the one they have about Scotland’s journey towards independence.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Budget for a fairer Scotland given Holyrood backing

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Our Budget delivers £729 million for health and care services while spending on NHS frontline boards is rising by £430 million, plus an £8 billion investment in Scotland’s education system, £606 million for Scotland’s colleges and more than £1 billion for our universities.

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While Labour and Tories squabble, we’re getting on with the day job

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Westminster parties are competing over who is the most divided, and their utter incompetence drives the UK closer to the Brexit cliff edge.
Meanwhile, we are getting on with the day job of being the real opposition to the UK Government and delivering progress in Scotland.

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This week at the Scottish Parliament: Welcome stability in face of Brexit chaos

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This week, the Scottish Parliament gave its backing to an SNP budget that offers economic stability in the face of Brexit, while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for young people

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The Scottish Governments budget invests in jobs and skills and tackles the cost of living.

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The Scottish budget: what it means for older people

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The Scottish Government has set out its budget plans for the year ahead. Find out how the Scottish budget means older people in Scotland get the best deal anywhere in the UK.

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Teacher pay rise offer is the best pay deal anywhere in the UK

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The Scottish Government’s pay rise offer for teachers gives them the best pay deal anywhere in the UK. While Westminster slides into dismay and Labour squabble on the sidelines, we’re delivering progress.

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Scotland’s exports: what you need to know

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Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world, with advantages and resources few nations can match. For centuries, Scotland’s exports have reached every corner of the globe – and our trade performance continues to grow and strengthen.