Scotland has over 790 islands and more than 10,000 miles of coastline. Our islands are home to stunning scenery, world-famous whisky distilleries, and fantastic musical and cultural festivals.
Scotland is one of the strongest economies in the world – with advantages and resources few nations can match.
Ben Bradley, the newly appointed Tory vice-chairman, found himself in a spot of bother this past week as a series of right-wing blog posts he had written before becoming a MP resurfaced.
2018 celebrates 100 years since women won the hard-fought right to vote. The movement, started by those brave suffragettes, has seen women rising to the top of their fields in politics, business, sport and media. But their efforts are demeaned and disrespected by the pervasive inability to pay women the same as their male colleagues.
Sexual Harassment has never been more in the spotlight. But it is up to us to ensure that we keep it there, never again to be consigned to the shadows for fear of the consequences of speaking out.
Social isolation and loneliness are now recognised as having a major impact on our health and wellbeing. And whilst it has often been talked about as something that affects older people, the fact is that it can affect anyone of us – at any age and at any stage in our life.
For the first time since October 2006 a committee of Glasgow City Council was yesterday asked to take a decision on equal pay. After many years of litigation the council unanimously backed the SNP position to end the current legal action on equal pay and instead focus on resolving this protracted and often bitter dispute through negotiation.
If you’re confused, you’re not alone. At their last conference Labour chose not to debate Brexit and their Scottish Spokesperson on the issue thinks that they shouldn’t have a position at all.
Below is a speech given by Nicola Sturgeon at the David Hume Institute on Tuesday 16 January 2018, setting out the Scottish Government’s position on the Single Market, the EU Withdrawal Bill and migration.