I remember meeting and photographing Nicola Sturgeon for the first time back in 2010 when she was deputy first minister and cabinet secretary for health & wellbeing. It was at a Scottish Retail Consortium event, their annual parliamentary reception where MSPs and prominent retailers brainstorm the best way forward for next 12months. What impressed me then is exactly the same as what impresses me now about our current First Minister and that is her sheer gusto and absolute commitment to succeed in whatever task is put in front of her, whatever her remit, and for the greater good. Eloquent, tenacious, good humoured and yet single minded in her desire to make a positive impact in the lives of the people of Scotland. In these crazy, turbulent times, it’s good to see some things staying the same.