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John Swinney
John Swinney is Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire North and Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Scottish Government.
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Pete Wishart 10h
Me and out with Perth Street Pastors on Black Friday. Doing a fantastic job keeping people safe during the festive season.
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East Fulton Primary 19h
Primary 6 can’t wait to get started on the Deputy First Minister’s Maths Holiday Challenge! All completed East Fulton challenges will go in to a draw to win a prize! ⭐️
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Nicola Sturgeon 19h
It is staggering how enraged are at those on higher incomes being asked to pay a little bit more to protect public services (while the 70% on low and middle incomes get small tax cut) - but don’t bat an eyelid when their own party cuts the incomes of disabled people.
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Derek Mackay MSP 20h
If I had followed Tory tax policies it would mean cutting £501m from Scotland’s public services.
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St Stephen's RC PS 18h
Thanks to for visiting today and replying to the letters children sent to him concerning children's rights
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Scot Gov Greener Dec 14
The Scottish Government's £600m investment in broadband will ensure a superfast connection to 100% of properties in Scotland.
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John Swinney Dec 15
Always a pleasure to meet the posties at Christmas time. Doing a great job in difficult weather conditions.
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Anton Muscatelli Dec 14
I echo comments. Very welcome support by for Scotland’s Universities.
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Fiona Hyslop Dec 14
Pleased to have secured a 10% increase in Culture spend in the budget including £6.6m to maintain the Creative Scotland RFO prog
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John Swinney Dec 14
Pleased to meet with Maureen McKenna today to discuss the implementation of the Making Maths Count report and delighted to agree the dates for next year’s as 10–16 September 2018. Let’s start planning!
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Engage for Education Dec 14
Real-terms increases in college and higher education budgets will allow continued provision of high quality learning and teaching for all, drive action to achieve equal access to higher education by 2030 and support our world-class research and innovation
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Universities Scotland Dec 14
🆕 Universities Scotland welcomes budget for 2018/19
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The SNP Dec 14
Here are just 7️⃣ things you need to know about the . Read more here:
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Universities Scotland Dec 14
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Nicola Sturgeon Dec 14
Funding for the arts is a relatively small part of overall budget - but disproportionately important to the wellbeing of our country. made strong case for funding increase and delivered.
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Maree Todd MSP Dec 14
Delighted to speak to pupils from Dingwall Academy today and show them around the chamber. They also met the and for a quick photo after FMQs!
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Colin McAllister Dec 14
SCDI call the Scottish budget "a progressive, mature and significant use of Scotland's income tax powers"
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Nicola Sturgeon Dec 14
Progressive changes in tax are necessary to protect public services and invest in economy. However, 7 in 10 taxpayers will pay less than they do now - and more than half of taxpayers in Scotland will pay slightly less than they do in rest of UK
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Engage for Education Dec 14
"This Budget will deliver £243 million of investment for the expansion of free ELC, £179 million to support attainment and close the poverty-related attainment gap and a real-terms increase in funding for colleges and universities." -
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EIS Dec 14
Increase in Attainment Scotland Fund will provide welcome additional resource to schools. Schools have been using funding on a wide range of initiatives aimed at mitigating against impact of poverty in education
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