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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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 2020

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...

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%...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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.

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...

The UK Government issues new advice on their recovery strategy

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The UK Government issued a 50 page document at 2.00pm today which is entitled Our Plan to Rebuild - The UK Government's Covid-19 recovery strategy.

4,735 Edinburgh carers to get extra payment

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Around 4,735 carers in Edinburgh may benefit from a one-off payment during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Scottish Government has revealed plans to invest £19.2million to provide further support to...

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. 

FSB demands quicker response from city bosses

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The City of Edinburgh Council has been urged to step-up their efforts to distribute grants. That's the view of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after figures reveal that council bosses have given £49.45m of...

Cycles for Key Workers – online map now live

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First interactive map to help key workers in Scotland find on-offer bikes and repair servicesThe charity Sustrans has created Cycles for Key Workers, an online map...

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...

Scottish Rugby & Rugby Players Scotland Joint Statement

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As the country continues to fight Coronavirus and the resulting closedown of rugby and all sport, Scotland’s top rugby players’ salaries may be reduced for five months.This...
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