Nicola Sturgeon is a well-known Scottish politician who served as First Minister of Scotland from 2014 until 2023. Her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland was widely acclaimed, establishing her reputation as a competent and strategic political figure. Although she is no longer First Minister, Sturgeon remains a significant player in Scottish politics and a strong advocate for Scottish independence. Sturgeon was born in 1970 and made history as the first woman to lead her party and to be appointed First Minister of Scotland. Stay up to date with the latest news and commentary on Scottish politics from our Scotland editor Chris Deerin, here.