An erratic Scottish economy and down-graded growth forecasts for the UK set the scene for the Scottish Budget on Thursday. It needs, more than ever, to rise to the long-term challenge of investment in Scottish education for the good of the economy.
Good afternoon conference.
Or dobryj dyen to Mr Salmond.
Actually, conference, I don’t want to joke about it.
Russia is undermining western democracy.
Every year, on this day, at this hour, we come together in thoughtful silence to remember those brave soldiers who died on the battlefields in the First World War and subsequent conflicts.
99 years ago the guns fell silent.