Sturgeon's speeches to be published by Sandstone

Sturgeon's speeches to be published by Sandstone

Sandstone Press is to publish a book of speeches by Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's First Minister.

Edited by Robert Davidson, Women Hold Up Half the Sky includes a selection, given between November 2014 when she took office and February 2020, after Scotland’s exitl from the European Union.

The synopsis explains: "Nicola Sturgeon considers such diverse matters as gender and other equalities, the climate crisis, education and human rights. Published independently of the Scottish National Party and Scottish government, this collection focuses on the importance of good government and Scotland’s place in the world.

"The speeches were delivered in locations between California and Beijing, in venues as different as the World Bank in New York and the Pearce Institute in Govan. Taken together they show a side of Nicola Sturgeon that is too often missed in public discourse. Thoughtful, progressive, compassionate, as well as passionately committed to the cause of Scottish independence, she is as pragmatic on matters of economic strategy as she is progressive on social issues."

Sturgeon was elected First Minister of Scotland in November 2014, having served in the Scottish Parliament since its inception in 1999. 

Publication in hardback is scheduled for 10th May, four days after the Scottish Parliamentary elections.