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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 to make cycling easier for NHS staff and...

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 features over 200 local businesses and their lockdown...

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 follows discussions between Scottish Rugby and Rugby...

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...

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 & PR Ltd and hopes to highlight a...

COP26 has been postponed

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The COP26 UN climate change conference due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19.This decision has been taken by representatives of the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC (United...

Fishing – don’t go fishing anglers told, stay at home

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Scotland's game fishing bosses have told anglers: “Stay at home.” The advice from Scottish Anglers National Association (SANA) follows the statement from the Prime Minister. He indicated in his television address that a walk or...

Covid-19 – make your own sing a long poster

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We have been told that the best front line defence to Covid-19 is to wash your hands.So which song are you washing your hands to? How are you encouraging your family or co-workers...

Covid-19 – first community transfer case in Scotland reported

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The number of positive cases in Scotland has risen to 36 as of 2pm today. Of those eight are in Lothian.The Scottish Government reports that one case has been 'transmitted in the community'. This...

Two further cases of COVID-19 in Scotland

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The Scottish Government says that the public have vital role to play in helping contain any outbreak.As expected by the Chief Medical Officer there have been two further patients in Scotland who have tested...
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