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🏢 @NicolaSturgeon: “We will introduce a Non-Domestic Rates Bill to implement other recommendations of the review – for example, reforming rate reliefs and moving to a three year valuation cycle.” #ScotPfG
👷‍♀️ @NicolaSturgeon: “We will increase the number of modern apprenticeships in line with our commitment to 30,000 per year by 2030.” #ScotPfG
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @NicolaSturgeon: “We will continue to support the South of Scotland Economic Partnership with £10 million of funding.” #ScotPfG
🚖 @NicolaSturgeon: “We will invest £15 million to add a further 1,500 electric charge points in homes, businesses and council premises.” #ScotPfG
⚡️ @NicolaSturgeon: “We are increasing our Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund from £8 million to £20 million - enabling more businesses and individuals to make the switch to electric and other ultra-low emission vehicles.” #ScotPfG
🚘 @NicolaSturgeon: “And over the next year we will add 500 ultra-low emission vehicles to public sector fleets.” #ScotPfG
💻 @NicolaSturgeon: “We have exceeded our target of making fibre broadband available to 95% of properties in Scotland.” #ScotPfG
🗄 @NicolaSturgeon: “And I can confirm today that the three main contracts for our Reaching 100% programme will be awarded over the coming year - ensuring that superfast broadband is available to every single business and residential property in every part of Scotland.” #ScotPfG
🏦 @NicolaSturgeon: “I can confirm today that in the coming year we will introduce the legislation that will formally underpin the Scottish National Investment Bank.” #ScotPfG
🏗 @NicolaSturgeon: “The pledge I am making today is to increase capital investment year on year, so that by 2025/26 it is £1.5 billion higher than the 2019/20 baseline of around £5 billion.” #ScotPfG

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Sep 11, 2018
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 With the front page of today's @ScotNational in mind, by sheer coincidence, I bought a book last week called 'Addresses Against Incorporating Union 1706-1707'. The book cover.
Apparently, Glasgow was divided on the Union and it 'stimulated unusual levels of protest'. It also states that 'strong anti-union sentiment' was found amongst Glasgow artisans.
The artisans demonstrated literacy and political engagement by attaching papers reading 'No incorporating union' to their hats.
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Sep 3, 2018
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @theSNP is now officially the second biggest political party in the UK. You can join thousands of people across Scotland helping to build a better nation: snp.org/join
👨 👱‍♀️ This also means that around 3% of the electorate in Scotland are members of @theSNP. A politically engaged society is good for society as a whole.
🔍 Based on UK electorate (2017), if a UK-wide party had same proportion of electorate as @theSNP, it would have around 1,384,440 members. This is 2.5 times the size of the UK Labour Party.
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Sep 2, 2018
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Latest Scottish independence poll:

Yes: 52%
No: 48%

Out of the 86 polls on independence since the 2014 referendum, 87.2% have shown support for independence higher than 2014 levels.
🙍‍♂️🙍‍♀️ The latest Social Attitudes Survey found that 41% of people view independence as a positive for Scotland’s economy, up from 26% in 2014 – and now outnumbering those who believe otherwise.
🇮🇪 The Delta poll also shows that 56% of voters in Northern Ireland would back a United Ireland.
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Aug 8, 2018
😺 Since it’s #InternationalCatDay, here’s a thread of cat photographs I’ve taken.
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Aug 3, 2018
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🛫 🇮🇪 An Irish plane.
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📃 Irish governmentDepartment of the Taoiseach sign
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Jul 28, 2018
The mind boggles as to why some news broadcasters shut down on people sharing their news coverage. It’s not a good look, particularly for a public broadcaster.
From the UK government website. Certain exceptions only apply if the use of the work is a ‘fair dealing’. For example, the exceptions relating to research and private study, criticism or review, or news reporting.
From the BBC website. You may also be able to use clips under the educational exceptions to copyright that allow limited use of copyright works without the permission of the copyright owner. Visit the GOV.UK 'Intellectual Property - Exceptions to copyright' page for further information.
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