Below is the speech given by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Beijing at a joint Scottish Government/UNICEF event hosted by the Chinese Peoples Association for Friendship of Foreign Countries.
Gender wage gap figures make for shocking reading as women must wait two more centuries for equality
All companies, charities and public sector bodies with more than 250 employees were required to publish the difference in the hourly rate paid to men and women last week. Some of publications have made for shocking reading.
Our National Health Service is our most cherished institution. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the hardworking men and women who deliver world-class health care day in and day out.
11 by-elections, thousands of doors knocked and friends for life: Margaret Ferrier on campaigning over the past year
Margaret Ferrier has campaigned in 11 different local by-elections in ten short months. Prior to that she was the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West and previously worked for a manufacturing construction company.
Margaret spoke to us about her busy year campaigning.
At the general election last year, Ruth Davidson told the people of Scotland that her new band of 13 Tory MPs would “forcefully” argue for Scotland’s interests in Westminster – but nothing could be further from the truth.
SNP MSP Ruth Maguire writes about the campaign to remove ‘No Ball Games’ signs and let children play.
There’s a lot we agree on with other parties when it comes to workers rights. But many of the powers we need to make a difference are reserved to the UK parliament.
There can be no greater responsibility for any government than ensuring that all young people get the best possible start in life.
During a meeting in Whitehall last week, a senior Home Office official actually said: “We look upon Scotland as the ultimate laboratory.” It’s absolutely gob-smacking.