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First Minister urges House of Commons to amend EU Withdrawal Bill

The First Minister has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for a proper debate on amendments

EU markets access ‘essential’

Brexit could be harmful to seafood industries’ trade

New research suggests that Brexit could cause significant harm to Scotland’s seafood

Scotland set for Highlands solar farm

Elgin Energy has received planning permission for a 50MW solar PV project at Milltown Airfield near Elgin in Moray. This

Michael Russell - Legislative Consent Debate

Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, Michael Russell

Presiding Officer,

When Donald Dewar spoke at the opening of the

Childcare recruitment - New campaign focusing on career changers

Career changers are being targeted in a new campaign to recruit more childcare staff.

Families across Scotland are set to benefit

Huge expansion of early learning and childcare

Almost a billion pounds to fully fund childcare

Almost a billion pounds will be invested annually to fund the huge expansion

Legislation to establish Scottish social security

A Bill allowing the Scottish Government to make the first social security payments later this year has been passed by

Scotland and Malawi - Global Goals Partnership

First Minister and President of Malawi sign new agreement.

A framework outlining Scotland and Malawi’s joint commitment to realising the United

Newly restored Great Polish Map of Scotland and a 3D model unveiled

3D model of Great Polish Map of Scotland launched.

The 3D model, which has been created by Historic Environment Scotland (HES),

Scotland and China collaborate on social enterprise

World leading expertise to support social entrepreneurs.

Specialist expertise from Scotland is to help grow and sustain social enterprises in China.

Social

Pinney's: New Group to explore options for retaining Annan processing jobs

A new multi-partner group is to be set up to explore all options to safeguard the future of the Pinney's factory,

Giant dinosaur footprints found on the Isle of Skye

A team of researchers led by University of Edinburgh paleontology student Paige dePolo has cataloged around 50 footprints. Drone photographs

Michael Russell: ‘Scottish interests must not be swept aside.’

The outcome of this week’s EU talks demonstrates why the UK Government must urgently reverse its decision to shut Scotland

Protection for the world’s biggest flame shell bed

Loch Carron to receive permanent marine protection.

Steps are being taken to safeguard a Scottish flame shell reef – as the

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs - Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russell has written to all MSPs about the UK Governments Withdrawal Bill amendment plans

Mike Russells letter:

“The UK Government has

Parliament backs migration powers

Cross-party support for tailored migration policy

Cross-party support was secured for a Scottish Government motion setting out the need for a

Scotland Makes New Human Rights Declaration

More than 100 groups which include trade unions, national charities and professional bodies from across Scotland have joined together to

“Overwhelming case” for Scotland-specific system

A tailored migration system for Scotland.

Scotland’s population projections show there is an ‘overwhelming case’ for Scotland to have the power

Scottish EU Bill likely to be introduced in February

EU Withdrawal Bill incompatible with devolution.

The Scottish Government has begun preparations to introduce an EU Continuity Bill to prepare Scotland’s

A spirit of Scottish assertiveness will fight an extreme Brexit

By Nicola Sturgeon,

The year ahead has the potential to be one of the most significant in Scotland’s recent history. I

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