AS a former Scottish Government special adviser, initially to First Minister Alex Salmond, then to his successor Nicola Sturgeon, I’ve been careful not to comment on government or SNP business in the three years since I left office.
A lone piper has played on a Normandy beach as part of commemorative events marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and paying tribute to those who paid the “ultimate sacrifice”.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she is honoured to represent the people of Scotland as she attends events in France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The First Minister watched rehearsals and attended a dance class with Parkinson’s sufferers as she visited Scottish Ballet to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Gordon Brown has ripped into the SNP, accusing the party of pursuing an “extreme” version of independence.
Gillian Martin has been caught up in a transgender rights row after suggesting Nicola Sturgeon’s liberal stance on the issue is at odds with the SNP group.
The tragedy of the Highland Clearances is too frequently evoked, often inappropriately with predictions of “The New Highland Clearances” by those campaigning against threats to jobs or the like.
Scotland’s First Minister has said the SNP will work with others to find a way forward on Brexit after Theresa May’s deal was rejected for the third time.
The sole survivor of the tragic Ben Nevis avalanche has paid tribute to his three friends killed in the ordeal saying “I’m wearing you in my heart forever.”
Aberdeen’s third Granite Noir festival came to a close last night with organisers describing it as the most successful ever staged.
It was a deliberate act of destruction that transformed a quiet part of Scotland into the world’s biggest naval graveyard.
Council's across Scotland are celebrating Care Day 2019.
Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to explain why there has never been a judge-led probe into the deaths of three RAF Tornado air-crew in a 2012 tragedy.
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The First Minister yesterday faced calls to apologise to north-east children after figures showed four out of five pupils failed to meet the required standards when they leave school.
Fresh concerns about disabled access on a temporary replacement ferry to Orkney will be investigated by Nicola Sturgeon.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that anyone needing a flu jab will receive one without delay, following reports of stock shortages.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she must wait to find out what unfolds at Westminster over the “next few weeks” before considering the timing of a second independence referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon has said that agencies are “exploring all possible avenues” to protect threatened fish feed jobs in the north.
Mountain rescuers will be supported by a police helicopter in certain circumstances after they claimed that their lives were being put at risk.
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that the Scottish Government remains “absolutely determined” to safeguard tax-free flights from the Highlands and islands.
A birth centre in Aberdeen has reopened after successfully tackling midwife shortages.
Oor Wullie is aff on a braw adventure across Scotland to show he’s a’body’s Wullie.
Nicola Sturgeon has signalled that the Scottish Government could perform a U-turn and grant councils the power to levy a “tourist tax”.
Nicola Sturgeon has been taking time out of her busy schedule to respond to touching letters from young children who are eager to see wolves reintroduced to the Highlands.
A gaffe by Nicola Sturgeon caused fresh confusion over the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass yesterday.
Nicola Sturgeon put a new £250 million plan to transform support for people suffering from mental health problems at the heart of her programme for government yesterday.
Work on a new £34 million surgical hospital in Inverness will get under way next year – and a nationwide plan to tackle long health waiting times will be published this month.
A majority of Scots would back independence if a second referendum was held after Brexit, according to a new poll.
Cash for new schools and hospitals is expected to be pledged by Nicola Sturgeon today when the first minister sets out her latest programme for government.
Fire stations across Scotland could host new electric charging points for cars as part of plans for almost £17million of investment in green transport.
SNP membership has overtaken the Conservatives for the first time, pushing the party of government into third place.