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Baby Boxes

The Scottish Government is gifting every newborn baby a box of essential items.


The Scottish Parliament has voted in favour of a referendum on independence.

Council elections

Council elections are taking place across Scotland on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Scottish education

John Swinney delivers major speech setting out his agenda for Scottish education.

Teacher recruitment

A new teacher recruitment campaign has been launched by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Scotland in Europe

A paper setting out the importance of continued European Single Market membership for Scotland.

Burns Night

25 January marks the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet Robert Burns.

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is celebrated this weekend – the Year of the Rooster.

Book Week

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met Glasgow school pupils taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge on the first day of Book Week Scotland.


Remembrance is a period for us to remember and commemorate.

Exam results

Another successful year with increased attainment in work-related qualifications.

Nice attack

A large number of people have been killed or injured in a terrorist attack during Bastille Day celebrations on the seafront at Nice in southern France.