• 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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  • Strengthening European ties

    22nd May 2018 by

    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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  • 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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  • Strengthening Scottish-Irish links

    1st December 2017 by

    Last night I was honoured to host the first major St Andrew’s Day event organised by the Scottish Government’s Dublin Hub. The Hub represents Scottish interests in Ireland, by providing dedicated support to high-value governmental, economic, academic and innovation partnerships and is one of several offices the Scottish Government have across the globe. The event…

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  • Brexit discussions in and around the Scottish Parliament

    6th November 2017 by

    A regular update from the Scottish Government’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell.

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  • Planes, trains and automobiles

    23rd October 2017 by

    For the last two weeks the Scottish Parliament has been in recess, which means there’s no parliamentary business. The same cannot be said for the world of Brexit negotiations.

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  • Discussions on Brexit

    9th October 2017 by

    A weekly update from the Scottish Government’s Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe Michael Russell.

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