Female Genital Mutilation is an unacceptable and illegal practice. It is a form of violence against women that violates human right and has no place in Scotland - or anywhere else.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the UK Parliament passing the Representation of the People Act, which first gave women the right to vote.
Tomorrow marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed women, and all men, to vote for the first time. This anniversary is something we should celebrate but it also gives us the opportunity to look at gender equality more widely.
Following last year’s General Election, Scottish Tories were quick to proclaim that they would “champion the Scottish national interest” at Westminster. The reality has been very different.
When it comes to private sector involvement in public services, Labour are big on rhetoric. But their record in government tells a different story.
Nurses are the superheroes of our healthcare system. They are there for us when we’re at our most vulnerable, are entrusted to care for our loved ones and even help us bring our children into the world.
Last September, the SNP government unveiled a legislative programme for the year ahead which was widely hailed as the most radical policy platform for Scotland since the start of the devolution era.
The Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, has set out the Scottish Government’s budget plans for the year ahead.
Below is Derek Mackay’s speech in the Stage 1 debate of the Scottish budget 2018-19. Check against delivery.