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Nicola Sturgeon MSP is a Scottish nationalist politician, who was born in Dreghorn, Scotland, in 1970. She is currently the First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party. She has been a member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) since 1999, and currently represents the Glasgow South constituency. She is married to Peter Murrell.

19 Jan, 2022

Writes Glasgow Times article

Writes Article

Sturgeon writes an article for The Glasgow Times, in which she talks about the lifting of Covid restrictions, Boris Johnson and period poverty.

We are all fed up with Covid. We yearn to put the last two years of the pandemic firmly behind us and get back to normal life – and I certainly hope that this time next year we’ll be looking at Covid in the rear view mirror.

Whilst the Prime Minister struggles with his attempts to cover up the culture of sleaze and corruption in Downing Street, the Scottish Government will continue getting on with the job of government and implementing policies that are deigned to make life better and easier for those who live here. Just one example of such an approach is our ground breaking action to tackle period poverty and remove any lingering stigma associated with periods, by providing sanitary items free of charge across our communities.

29 Jun, 2016

Sturgeon meets EU leaders to discuss Scotland remaining in the EU

MeetingPress Conference

Sturgeon holds talks with Juncker and Shulz in an attempt to try to keep Scotland in the EU after Brexit.

My objective at this very early stage is firstly to raise awareness of the fact that Scotland voted differently in this referendum to the UK as a whole and that there is an aspiration and desire in Scotland, cross-party, to protect Scotland’s relationship with the European Union and our place in the European Union. And secondly, to begin the process of mapping out and exploring what the options for Scotland might be. I’m very aware that this is a long process ahead of us. It’s likely to be a difficult and challenging process, but I’m determined that we take every possible step to protect Scotland’s interests at every stage of it.

If there is a way for Scotladn to stay, I am determined to try and find that way. All of the options are on the table. As I say, I don’t underestimate the challenges, but I have been heartend that I have found a willingness to listen.

Jucker said that although he would gladly hear Sturgeon’s case, he was not in a position to enter into talks on Scotland’s future separately from the UK.

Scotland won the right to be heard in Brussels, so I will listen carefully to what the first minister will tell me but we don’t have the intention, neither Donald Tusk nor myself, to interfere in the British process. That is not our job.

Schulz said he had “listened and learned”.

16 Jul, 2010

Sturgeon, Murrell marry


Sturgeon and Murrell get married in a civil ceremony at Òran Mór, in Glasgow’s West End. Sturgeon d0es not wear a veil, instead choosing a hairband and a silver necklace. Murrell wears grey, black and purple kilt, and a matching lilac tie. Guest included Alex Salmond, John Swinney and Mike Russell. Instead of a traditional fruit cake, Sturgeon selected a chocolate cake crafted by Scottish teacake producers Tunnock’s.


Hired by Drumchapel Law Centre


She was also quite an effective advocate and I used to get good feedback from people she represented. Nicola often got good results for her clients she had a forceful although not aggressive style. She was very bright and very able and she was very committed to the work. It was not the sort of work you’d go into for money or the profile, so she clearly wanted to do it to help people.


Becomes trainee solicitor


After completing her diploma, Sturgeon gets a job as a trainee solicitor at the firm McClure Naismith, dealing with litigation, property law and commercial work. She works there for two years and leaves by mutual consent. A partner at McClure Naismith described the circumstances around her departure from the firm:

There was no question of Nicola staying on and I don’t think she was surprised by that decision. She just wasn’t a star, she didn’t show any great ambition to do what we did. Sturgeon was not an unusually energetic or conscientious trainee. It was quite clear even then that her interests didn’t lie in becoming a solicitor or lawyer.

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