• 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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  • French connections

    19th March 2018 by

    Culture and External Affairs Secretary Fiona Hyslop visited Paris last week to celebrate Scotland’s cultural, economic and political ties with France and highlight the strong contribution French artists and companies will make to the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival. Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs @FionaHyslop will be in Paris tomorrow to celebrate the contribution of...

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  • Protecting EU citizen’s rights

    6th March 2018 by

    Protecting the rights of EU citizens living in Scotland is an issue that is very close to my heart, and at the top of the Scottish Government’s agenda as the UK’s Brexit negotiations progress. This is why tonight I will be in Dundee for the second of a series of public meetings with EU citizens...

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  • Northern neighbours

    25th February 2018 by

    This week I will be in Norway to strengthen Scotland’s bonds with our Nordic neighbours and engage with the newly appointed Norwegian Government. Building upon my previous engagement to the country in 2017, the visit is an opportunity to cement our diplomatic ties with Norway and, in collaboration with Scottish Development International, inject new confidence...

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