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Holiday park delighted to reopen in time for the school holidays

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POPULAR KINGHORN HOLIDAY PARK DELIGHTED TO RE-OPEN IN TIME FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS  Owners at Pettycur Bay Holiday Park have spoken of their pleasure at being able to...

Coronavirus – further details announced to help us out of lockdown

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At Holyrood this lunchtime the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced some more general and indicative dates for the next two phases on the way out of lockdown.

Remote working is now business as usual for accountancy firm

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Empowered by Cloud, an Edinburgh-focused accountancy firm, has become a permanent remote working operation as it prepares for life after lockdown.The strategic switch to a 100%...

Coronavirus – Edinburgh Zoo says its future is now at risk

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Although zoos and wildlife parks in England can open on 15 June, it will be a further month at least before Edinburgh Zoo can open its gates and allow the public...

Making a will is a really good idea whatever your age

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Lawyers at an Edinburgh legal firm have observed a huge spike in the number of requests to make wills, as people look to protect themselves and their loved ones over the...

Coronavirus – today’s facts and figures

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The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed today's figures in her media briefing from St Andrew's House:"As at 9 o’clock this morning, there have been 15,471 positive cases...

Investment makes perfect business sense

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Edinburgh cleaning specialists Perfect Clean Ltd has invested £10,000 in state-of-the-art equipment to help ensure city buildings are safe for the return of workers following lockdown.With...

Coronavirus – Chief Medical Officers update list of symptoms

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A statement was made this morning by the four UK Chief Medical Officers, updating the list of Coronavirus symptoms:“From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop...

Government ramps up oversight of care homes in Scotland

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New arrangements to significantly increase oversight of Scotland’s care homes have been published today by The Scottish Government.From tomorrow, clinical and care professionals at NHS boards and...

Face mask boost for deaf community

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by Paul KiddieNewly established Edinburgh firm Breathe Easy is producing the first face masks for the deaf community in Scotland.Set up...

Coronavirus – The Prime Minister addresses the nation

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The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, delivered an address to the nation tonight, setting out the road map to recovery, which he says must be a bit more flexible,

Hibs issue health advice to fans

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Hibs have issued advice to fans on how to maintain mental and physical health, while looking out for others.The club has shared a document which was initially...

Letter from Scotland

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Oh how I wish it was a proper May Day, with workers’ parades, the Belane Fire Festival in Scotland and Morris dancing round the maypole down in England. 

Edinburgh Napier students become Special Constables

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Five Edinburgh Napier students are ready to support Police Scotland in its Covid-19 response after becoming the first individuals to qualify in the country as Special Constables through a new on-campus training programme.

Online training course is Scottish first

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GTS Solutions is pleased to have appointed Stuart Nicoll as its new training and compliance manager.Part of Stuart’s remit sees him head up the GTSkills department with its...

Planning for the new normal

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The Scottish Government published a new document outlining how decisions will be taken to control coronavirus while restoring a degree of normality to everyday life.The paper - COVID-19:...

Scamming appears to be on the increase during the pandemic

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You are advised to be aware of scams and fake news following an increase in reports across Scotland about scam emails, text messages, and doorstep callers.  Across the UK there is...

Juliet’s Lockdown Diary #Week 3

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Pre lockdown it was almost a badge of honour to claim you’re just too busy for any form of self improvement.It’s certainly the excuse I used...

Calls for more help for freelancers

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Liberal Democrat politicians, Mike Rumbles MSP and Christine Jardine MP, have today written to both the Scottish and UK Governments calling for freelancers to get help.They...

Musselburgh Racecourse issues refunds for May meetings

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UK racing suspended until 1 JuneThe British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has extended the suspension of all UK racing which was introduced on 18 March in...

Lockdown listings are a boost for businesses

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A new website designed to support independent businesses in Edinburgh during lockdown is proving a huge success.Edinburgh Lockdown Economy is the idea of city-based tech entrepreneur Tom Harries and...

Out and about in Edinburgh during lockdown

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Silverknowes and the area near the Boardwalk Beach Club - which we are told may open in a few weeks time just for takeaway though!

Coronavirus – Mercedes F1 fast track breathing aid

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Coronavirus: inside story of how Mercedes F1 and academics fast-tracked life saving breathing aid ...

Somewhere over the rainbow…

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There will be an end to the lockdown sometime, but until then most people are doing their best to #Stayhome #SavetheNHS and #SaveLives.And to remind us...

Nurseries opening to help Covid-19 fight

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Two Edinburgh nurseries are open over the Easter weekend to help key workers in the fight against coronavirus. The Busy Bees Centres at Port Hamilton, Morrison Street and Heriot Hill in Canonmills remained open on Good...

Most queries to advice service relate to jobs scheme

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The charity Advice Direct Scotland has dealt with hundreds of queries about the government's job retention scheme.Those who are furloughed have asked for advice on their rights, employers...

PR expert offers free help to promote virus relief efforts

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An Edinburgh public relations consultant is offering his services free of charge to promote businesses helping with the Covid-19 relief effort.Paul Kiddie owns Edinburgh-based PK Media...

Murrayfield Hospital handed over to the NHS

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The private hospital owned by Spire Healthcare in Murrayfield has now been handed over to NHS Scotland to care for patients during the coronavirus pandemic.Spire Healthcare (LSE:...

Cycling – distancing and discovering

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Two weeks into the lockdown and I’m back on my bicycle.This time I thought I’d head south east to Pencaitland.  It’s only ten miles out of...

Coronavirus – Government updates public health advice for business

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‘Essential that all businesses act responsibly’ to protect public health Social distancing guidance for businesses in Scotland has been updated to help provide clarity on protecting their...
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