Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said she looks forward to being able to refute claims made about her “head on” before the Salmond inquiry next week.Ms Sturgeon is slated to appear before the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints on Tuesday.The committee, set up to look into the botched handling of complaints made against Ms Sturgeon's predecessor Alex Salmond, was due to hear from him this week, before the former first minister pulled out after MSPs on the committee voted not to publish evidence he submitted.
Nicola Sturgeon has said she has "no intentions" of working directly with Alex Salmond in her push for Scottish independence. The first minister and SNP leader unveiled her party's "transformational" manifesto on Thursday but said she could go further if Scotland was independent. In order for the first minister to take Scotland on a path away from the UK, she would need to achieve a pro-independence majority within the Scottish parliament. She told ITV News that she would not directly work with Alex Salmond, ex-first minister and leader of the pro-independence Alba party, to achieve this. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has received her first Covid vaccine at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The MSP became one of more than 2.5 million Scots to have received at least one dose of the vaccine on Thursday. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there will be no justification for rejecting another referendum if a majority of independence-supporting MSPs are elected to Holyrood on May 6.The SNP leader unveiled her party’s “transformational” manifesto, but said she could go further if Scotland was independent.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:45Published
Alex Salmond has claimed the Duke of Edinburgh enjoyed nothing more “than a good argument” and he would have not appreciated a week of national mourning.The former first minister of Scotland was speaking at an Alba campaign event in the Scottish capital despite opposing parties suspending their operations out of respect for Philip’s passing.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:15Published
Nicola Sturgeon misled a Scottish Parliament committee, an investigation into the Scottish Government’s unlawful handling of harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has concluded.The findings are separate from those of James Hamilton, who reported on Monday that there had been no breach of the ministerial code by the First Minister over her role in the saga.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:07Published
Nicola Sturgeon says her focus today is on helping get Scotland "through these most difficult of times", as the country marks one year since going into lockdown. Her comments come after an investigation into the Scottish Government's unlawful handling of harassment allegations against Alex Salmond found the First Minister had misled a Scottish Parliament committee. When asked whether she was worried about the Holyrood report, Ms Sturgeon said: "I'm going to leave politics to others today". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed the ruling from an independent inquiry that found she did not breach ministerial code.
She added she was conscious there was a process needed to "rebuild trust and learn lessons" from the mistakes made by the Scottish government Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nicola Sturgeon has said a “very partisan leak” from the Alex Salmond inquiry is “not that surprising” as the committee is understood to have deemed she misled parliament.MSPs on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints Committee voted 5-4 that the First Minister gave an “inaccurate” account of a meeting with her predecessor during the live investigation, the PA news agency understands.This would amount to misleading the Scottish Parliament.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:42Published
The Scottish Government may be able to accelerate the relaxation of rules on meeting outdoors, Nicola Sturgeon has said.She praised progress on driving down the spread of the virus across Scotland and on vaccinations, as she announced 498 cases in the past 24 hours – the lowest daily total since September 27.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:01Published
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has called for Nicola Sturgeon to resign as first minister after a majority of MSPs on the Alex Salmond committee said she misled their inquiry. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Rules on outdoor meeting in Scotland will ease from Friday, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. Updating MSPs at the Scottish Parliament in the latest lockdown review, she said up to four adults from two households will be able to meet outside then.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:46Published