Nicola Sturgeon facing MSPs at First Minister's Questions 

MSPs will put questions to the First Minister at the Scottish Parliament.

Nicola Sturgeon is facing MSPs at the Scottish Parliament for First Minister’s Questions.

It comes as SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford has announced he is standing down.

Earlier this week, the First Minister was criticised this week over her government’s plans to reform the gender recognition process.

Businessman Jim McColl also continued his war of words with the Government over the nationalisation of Ferguson Marine.

McColl claimed that taxpayers’ money had been “squandered” following the decision to the troubled yard into public hands in 2019.

The First Minister will also attend Holyrood after it emerged that plans to merge Scottish social care into a single national service had failed to provide an overall costing for the scheme.

Sturgeon had hailed it as the most significant public service reform since the creation of the NHS.

MSPs on the Scottish Parliament’s finance committee expressed concern over the lack of detail on the cost of the service.

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross will be first up to ask a question, followed by Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar at FMQs.

You can follow FMQs live, along with all the latest developments from Holyrood, on the STV News website.

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