I'm just getting started. After a year in office the First Minister says she's proud of her achievements but admits there's a lot more to do. We speak to Nicola Sturgeon about her first twelve months in the job, her government's reaction to the Paris Attacks and the Scotland Bill.
The Scottish Parliament's message to the people of France. The parties unite to offer condolences to all those affected by the Paris attacks. The First Minister tells MSPs events in the French capital should not prevent Scotland from welcoming Syrian refugees. At Westminster the Prime Minister says the attacks strengthen the case for UK strikes against Islamic State in Syria.
Today around a hundred refugees flew into Glasgow, after Dumfries & Galloway Council announced plans to resettle 20 Syrian familiesRead the full story ›
A further £4.5m could be cut from public services in Dumfries and Galloway next year according to the council leader.
Ronnie Nicholson told councillors today he fears the Scottish Government might cut the council's grant, giving the authority an extra £4.5m to save on top of the £12.5m of savings already identified.
There is absolutely no fat in the service at all now. We have been through all that with the previous cuts. No we are actually having to look at services that people in Dumfries and Galloway actually want. It could be anything. I can't be specific about it until I get exact figures, but we have to look at every service and delivering services in a different way.
ITV Scotland correspondent Debi Edward has reported the first plane to carry Syrian refugees to the UK has landed at Glasgow airport:
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Councillor Ronnie Nicholson has defended plans to resettle Syrian refugees in Dumfries & Galloway, saying 'it's only right that we take our fair share'.
Dumfries & Galloway council yesterday announced they were help re-house 20 Syrian families fleeing from the war-torn country.
The families will be selected from camps in Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
This a humanitarian issue, it's not about migration, it's only right that we take our fair share.
Cumbria County Council has agreed to provide homes for 30 Syrian refugee families in the county by Christmas.
The council is asking anyone who wants to offer assistance, including accommodation, clothing and support, to email them at: email@example.com.
A meeting of community organisations has established the Dumfries and Galloway Refugee Project Team.Read the full story ›
Thirty families have been selected from Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan after fleeing the conflicts in Syria.Read the full story ›