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Coronavirus – route out of lockdown will be a cautious one

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Today was a big news day for everyone in the country, but the The Scottish Government continues to urge a careful, steady approach to exiting this lockdown.So for the next few weeks...

Edinburgh business coach’s top honour

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An Edinburgh businessman is celebrating being named one of the country’s top business coaches after helping owners survive lockdown.Alan Smith has been voted ActionCOACH’s Coach of the Year for Scotland, the first time he...

Edinburgh MSP goes the extra Miles in vaccination campaign

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An Edinburgh MSP has been at the centre of a campaign to secure priority Covid-19 vaccination for terminally ill patients.Miles Briggs was one of the first politicians to back Fred Banning, a 38-year-old father...

Conservative transport spokesperson says ‘city will be crippled’ by Covid-19 road measures

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by Joseph Anderson Local Democracy ReporterEdinburgh councillor, Conservative Transport Spokesperson, Susan Webber says making the controversial Spaces for People schemes permanent would risk ‘crippling the city’ as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.The comments...

Scots dad wins Sir Keir Starmer backing for vaccine priority for terminally ill

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The Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer has given his unequivocal backing to a campaign to secure Covid-19 vaccine priority for terminally ill patients.Sir Keir told campaigning father-of-two Fred Banning that he would raise...

National Records of Scotland – weekly figures show ‘slight decrease’

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National Records of Scotland have announced the figures for deaths involving Covid-19 for Week 49, from 30 November to 6 December 2020 this morning.As at 6 December 2020, 5,868 deaths have been registered in Scotland...

Perfect Clean protecting Edinburgh students

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Perfect Clean is working around the clock to help ensure Edinburgh’s student population is protected from the dangers of coronavirus.The Edinburgh based company is providing specialised deep cleaning at two of the testing sites...

Scottish Government confirm £5m support package for wholesalers

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Wholesale food and drink businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are to be supported through a new £5m fund.The fund will be targeted at food and drink wholesalers who sell to hospitality, on-trade...

Letter from Scotland

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Scotland has joined the “four nations” bubble for Christmas.To avoid confusion and to recognise the ties that still bind the peoples of Britain together, the rules over what we can and cannot do...

2020/21 competitive season closure confirmed by Scottish Rugby

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A recommendation by the Scottish Rugby Council to close 2020/21 competitive fixtures at all levels of the club and school game due to the national impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent public health...

Hockey – all adult indoor competition cancelled

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Scottish Hockey have cancelled all adult indoor competitions for season 2020-21 but they will be working with districts and clubs to establish the possibility of indoor youth matches within the new Government guidelines.The introduction...

Letter from Scotland

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Halloween is to be a very private affair this year.  Nae guising allowed. And by All Saints Day we will be preparing for another long round of Covid-19 restrictions, based on our local council...

Temporary 20 mph could be here to stay in East Lothian

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by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterTemporary speed restrictions introduced as part of East Lothian Council’s Spaces for People project could be made permanent when they run out.In total, 23 towns and villages have been...

Fishing – public responses wanted to challenges of COVID-19

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The deadline is fast approaching for responses to Marine Scotland's survey to understand the challenges faced by businesses, including recreational fisheries, as a result of COVID-19.The survey (https://www.anglingscotland.org.uk/urgent-covid-19-survey-of-the-impact-on-the-fisheries-business-sector/) closes on 12 October and asks...

Coronavirus – hospitality industry asks customers to avoid house parties this weekend

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A group of Scotland's restaurant and bar operators have pleaded with customers to stay away from house parties this weekend, after Scotland’s National Clinical Director highlighted household mixing was a major driver of the...

Cleaning boss admits fears for staff

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Cleaning boss Emilia Ferenc has revealed she feared for the safety of her staff as they went to ‘war’ with Covid-19.The businesswoman behind Perfect Clean Ltd in Edinburgh, is full of praise for the...

Bowling – Bosses urge club members to stick to Scottish Government rules

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Bowls Scotland have confirmed new restrictions which must be followed when staff, club members and visitors are off the green outwith the ‘bowling bubble’. These changes include up to a maximum of six people...

Musselburgh Awaits Green Light For Pilot Race Day With Spectators

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Musselburgh Racecourse is ready to stage a pilot race meeting with spectators once it gets the green light from the Scottish Government.The East Lothian course had hoped to gain approval for an initial event...

Business Unusual after COVID-19 lockdown

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The next breakfast webinar to be hosted by Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce is entitled Business Unusual.It is a highly topical subject as businesses reopen after the COVID-19 crisis and adapt to...

Fundraiser anthology published featuring University of Edinburgh students

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University of Edinburgh students work has been published in a comprehensive anthology from the Covid-19 period.Leslie Grollman, Alex Penland, Lena Kraus and Haylie Bernier, MSc Creative Writing Students from the University of Edinburgh, took...

A reminder to seek help from the NHS despite Covid-19

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Health experts remind everyone that they should seek help from the NHS for heart conditions like heart valve disease which is a serious but treatable condition.There are 1.5 million people over 65 living...

Numbers from National Records of Scotland

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National Records of Scotland publish the number of deaths as a result of Covid-19 on Wednesday each week.Deaths involving COVID-19Week 27 – 29th June to 5th July 2020As at 5th July, 4,173  deaths have been registered in Scotland where...

Pandemic forces events organisers to re-invent

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Covid-19 has stopped almost all events going ahead as they were originally planned. Some event organisers have found ingenious and innovative ways forward, created new formats, harnessed new technologies, and worked with partners in...

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% remote service came after a refocusing of its...

Government has mapped out financial support for communities

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A new collection of digital maps will display the funding being given to support communities across Scotland.The online dashboard will enable users to view how much money has been awarded by the government...

First Bus has a new app to live track buses with room on board

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First Bus is launching an update to its mobile app that will enable customers across Edinburgh to live track not only the location of their next bus, but also its availablecapacity.The operator...

Hockey clubs sign ‘the pledge’ to keep the sport vibrant in Scotland

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Scotland’s 100 hockey clubs have been invited to sign a Club Pledge to keep the sport connected and vibrant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.With all hockey activity suspended until further notice, Scottish Hockey had to...

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 Scotland patiently waiting for restrictions to be eased...

Think tank maps Scotland’s at risk communities in advance of lockdown relaxation

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A new think tank has published an interactive map of Scotland which shows the areas of the country which face the greatest and lowest risk of coronavirus transmission.In the results shown on this map...

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 local authorities will have a lead role...
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