• International Development Grant Holder Information Day – 13th December 2018

    8th January 2019 by

    Grant Holder Information Day On 13th December the International Development Team held a Grant Holder Information Day. This event gave grant holders the chance to come together to discuss shared challenges, opportunities and lessons to date. It was also an opportunity for the International Development Team to give an overview of our current work, as...

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  • Minister: “We should be proud of how we play our part in tackling global challenges.”

    25th October 2018 by

    Minister for International Development, Ben Macpherson: Since being appointed as the Minister for International Development, one of my key priorities has been to strengthen and enhance Scotland’s firm commitment to global citizenship, built upon our long-held values of internationalism and solidarity with others around the world. Scotland can and should be proud of how we...

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  • Humanitarian aid

    22nd August 2018 by

    International Development Minister Ben Macpherson has announced that three aid agencies will share £300,000 for emergency response projects to aid families in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. The Humanitarian Emergency Fund panel has recommended the Scottish Government award £100,000 each to three projects: British Red Cross (Syria), Mercy Corps (Yemen) and Tearfund (South Sudan). Mr...

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  • Alina’s Story – #WeAreScotland

    4th July 2018 by

    Alina Burnete – Senior Nurse, NHS Grampian Two and a half years ago, Alina Burnete was working as a nurse in Italy and thinking about a change. Originally from Romania, she had lived in Italy for 15 years, nursing for the latter 10, and when she saw an online recruitment ad for nurses in Scotland,...

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  • Women Political Leaders Forum – Visit to Lithuania

    7th June 2018 by

    On 6-7 June, I am visiting Lithuania to take part in the Women Political Leader’s (WPL) Summit and strengthen Scotland’s links with our European partners. Bringing together female political leaders from around the world, the summit is an excellent opportunity to discuss global challenges and exchange best practice in relation to women’s representation in politics...

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  • GDPR  – a change to data protection law

    24th May 2018 by

    The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

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  • Strengthening European ties

    22nd May 2018 by

    Fiona Hyslop European flag

    Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop will visit Brussels to open the event ‘A Sporting Legacy – contributing to Europe’s competitiveness in a global marketplace’, organised by the Scottish Government. During the visit, Ms Hyslop will undertake a series of cultural and political engagements, including meetings with Germany’s State Secretary for Sport Aleksander...

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  • Scotland’s European future

    9th May 2018 by

    On Europe Day, Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, reflects on the importance of our relationship with the EU – as the Brexit process continues. It's #EuropeDay! This year we're saying #ThankEU for everything the EU has done for Scotland. — ScotGovEurope (@ScotGovEurope) May 9, 2018 Some 45 years...

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  • Protecting what matters – What’s at stake for individuals in the Brexit talks

    20th April 2018 by

    Case Study – Nikki, 23, Student, Aberdeen Nikki is studying Sociology at university and works for a charity providing support to victims of rape. Nikki is concerned about how Brexit will impact on her future career prospects: “Definitely affecting my future job prospects. Now that I’m doing my masters and looking to do a PhD,...

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  • Football changing lives

    23rd March 2018 by

    Minister for International Development & Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan “Sport has huge potential to help turn lives around and drive positive change in communities all over the world. During my recent visit to Zambia, I was privileged to visit Action Aid Zambia/Grassroots’ Soccer’s project which receives Scottish Government funding via Comic Relief. The project aims...

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