We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot
go to new site
Register to receive email news alerts, daily digest, weekly roundup or Topic newsletters.
Oor Wullie features on First Minister’s Christmas card.
A special festive illustration of Oor Wullie will feature on the front of the First Minister’s 2016 official Christmas card.
"I am delighted that on Wullie’s 80th anniversary, Peter and Morris have created a unique illustration for my 2016 Christmas card."
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Commenting on the first Autumn statement in the wake of the EU referendum, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said the Chancellor’s plans laid bare the real cost of leaving Europe.
"Above all, this was a massive missed opportunity to end austerity. The Chancellor has failed to ease the punitive cuts that are hitting so many Scottish families."
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation.
The consultation runs until 11 January 2017.
"We will continue to work UK wide to seek to avert a hard Brexit and we will also bring forward proposals that seek to protect our place in the single market, even if the rest of the UK leaves."
Page updated: Friday, December 09, 2016