‘Scotland remains open’: Culture secretary sends message to international artists as concern over visas for festival performers grows
Fiona Hyslop has announced a new summit on visas will take place during this year’s Edinburgh Festival in the hope of preventing international artists from being refused entry to the UK
As Iceland becomes first state to express concern to Spain over Catalan trials, Scottish Govt reiterates call for democratic solution
As Iceland becomes the first nation-state to publicly express concern to Spain over the trial of Catalan leaders, Scottish minister reiterates support for “the people of Catalonia to determine their own future”
Holyrood to debate Scotland's 'unique' migration needs
Fiona Hyslop to lead calls for an “evidence-based” case for Scotland gaining “appropriate powers” over migration
A SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT DEBATE on Scotland’s migration policy and population needs will address the possible devolution of immigration today (February 22).
Scotland In Europe: Fiona Hyslop call of solidarity to Brussels leaders
Scottish Government address conference leaders on post-Brexit vote uncertainty
SCOTLAND’S cabinet secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs will affirm the country’s commitment to European Union links at a major Brussels conference today [Thursday 13 October].
Fiona Hyslop, who has regularly met with European diplomats since the June Brexit vote, will speak at the ‘Friends of Europe’ conference focusing on a message of solidarity following Scotland’s vote to remain in the EU.
Scottish Government sets out “overwhelming” case for devolved immigration powers
UK immigration targets would be “catastrophic” for Scotland, says Fiona Hyslop
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has published a discussion paper outlining the case for a Scottish migration policy tailored to Scotland’s needs, which it said was “overwhelming” in light of the predicted impact on Scotland of UK targets.
External affairs secretary Fiona Hyslop launched the paper on Wednesday, and argued that the UK Government’s target of reducing net immigration by tens of thousands would be “catastrophic” for Scotland.
Edinburgh demonstration planned to show solidarity with Catalonia
The demonstration will take place at the Spanish Consulate on 1 October
A DEMONSTRATION OF SOLIDARITY with the people of Catalonia has been announced by the Radical Independence Campaign, following the Spanish Government’s attempts to quash Catalonia’s upcoming independence referendum.
The demonstration will take place at 1pm on 1 October, the same day as the Catalan referendum, outside the Spanish Consulate in Edinburgh.
Fiona Hyslop proposes "federal BBC" and broadcasting reform to corporation chief
Culture Secretary advances plans for new Scottish television and radio channels
FIONA Hyslop has proposed a federal BBC, including greater funding for domestic broadcasting, to its director general Tony Hall.
The plans for reforming the BBC into a federalised structure with separate national boards, and with new tv and radio platforms for Scotland make up the Scottish Government's recommendations to the BBC's charter review of the organisation.
Fiona Hyslop defends festival funding for T in the Park move
Cabinet secretary for culture quizzed by committee of MSPs
PRESSURE to support corporate group DF Concerts led to the Scottish Government granting the group PS150,000 of public funding for the profitable T in the Park music festival, according to minister Fiona Hyslop MSP.
Speaking to the Culture Committee of the Scottish Parliament, Hyslop claimed that the company had raised the possibility of scaling back the weekend long music festival or moving the event out of Scotland under pressure from shareholders.