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Letter from Scotland

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We are being told to stay in our nest boxes for another two months. The route out of Lockdown seems to get longer each time, despite the astonishing success of the vaccination programme.Almost...

Pensioners advised to check eligibility for Pension Credit

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Pensioners in Scotland are reminded to check if they are eligible for Pension Credit. Figures show that many could be missing out on the extra cash.More than 140,000 pensioners in Scotland currently...

Coronavirus – revising the strategy to get out of lockdown

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On Tuesday afternoon, the First Minister will set out The Scottish Government’s revised strategic framework and outline in broad terms how Scotland will gradually emerge from current lockdown restrictions.The framework will detail how The...

Biggest ever online event for World Thinking Day

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Any Girlguiding member can tell you that 22 February is Thinking Day. It was the first Chief Guide's birthday.Today, over 2,000 Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers along with volunteers all took part on line....

Letter from Scotland

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At last the schools are beginning to re-open.From Monday morning the bell will ring for pupils in the first three years of primary school. Nursery schools too are re-opening. And some senior pupils...

Coronavirus – government gives update on vaccination programme

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The Scottish Government has now confirmed that 742,512 people have received the first dose of vaccine and 9,529 have also received their second dose.As at 8.30am on Friday these are the people who...

Letter from Scotland

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February has dawned dull, wet and cold. There’s deep snow on the hills and a scattering of snow showers and sleet in the lowlands. January was the coldest month we’ve had for a decade....

Letter to the Editor – register to vote

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A letter from Mrs Patricia Baillie Strong on registering to vote.Dear Madam There are many examples all over the world where democracy is being attacked, so as citizens we really need to vote. ...

Letter from Scotland

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Much of the country has had at least a dusting of snow as Storm Christoph blew in from the west. It fell on a weary nation forced to extend its Covid-19 Lockdown till mid-February,...

Coronavirus – National Records of Scotland report weekly numbers

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National Records of Scotland have reported the number of deaths involving Covid-19 for Week 2: 11-17 January 2021As at 17 January, 7,448 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus was mentioned...

Coronavirus – all travel corridors suspended

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Following identification of a new variant of Covid-19 in Brazil, The Scottish Government will impose additional restrictions on arrivals.From 4.00am on Monday, all exemptions from self-isolation after international travel will be suspended. This follows the...

Letter from Scotland

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In the dark days of January it’s easy to become depressed. Try living through this: a tightening Lockdown, hospitals overflowing with more Covid patients than ever, a shocking death toll of 5,102 or 7,074...

Faith leaders give official backing to vaccine

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The Church of Scotland is urging that anyone who is offered the vaccine takes up that offer. Reverend George Whyte who is Principal Clerk of the General Assembly said that it is imperative the...

Coronavirus – Scotland takes steps to limit travel from South America

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A new strain of the coronavirus has been identified in Brazil and The Scottish Government has reacted by imposing additional restrictions on all arrivals from South America.The measures will come into effect at 4am...

Women’s and U20’s Six nations postponed until later in 2021

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Yesterday (13th Jan. 2021), Six Nations Rugby Limited confirmed that the Women’s & U20s 2021 Championships will not take place in the regular Six Nations window of February and March this year. The Women’s...

Coronavirus – passengers from Dubai advised to quarantine

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From Monday at 4am travellers coming back from Dubai must quarantine for 10 days on arrival in Scotland.In addition, passengers who have travelled to Scotland from Dubai since 3 January are also being...
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Coronavirus – Scottish Government postpones return of students to college and university

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The changes announced on Friday reflect the current status of coronavirus, the reality of the new strain, and a rise in cases in recent weeks.College and university students will be taught online throughout January...

Letter from Scotland

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As we skate into 2021 on frozen lochs or icy pavements, I guess we are all unsettled by the uncertainty hanging in the cold winter air. Is it going to be a hard winter? We’ve...

Time to Talk Day in February encourages reaching out to others

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On 4 February 2021 it will be Time to Talk Day when Scotland is encouraged to talk about mental health. And in particular organisations such as workplaces and schools are asked to get involved.As...

Four million now have the vote in Scotland

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National Records of Scotland have calculated that the number of people registered to vote in UK parliamentary elections in Scotland reached a record 4,079,600 in March 2020.This is an increase of 26,500 people compared...

Coronavirus – response to new lockdown

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The announcement earlier today of a new stricter lockdown with measures which are legally enforceable has led to comment from various industry and political spokespeople.With the new Stay At Home message, and no...

Chief Medical Officer issues update on vaccine delivery

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Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith has written to Scottish healthcare professionals who are involved in the delivery of the vaccine programme against Covid-19. This is the biggest mass vaccination programme undertaken in...

Letter from Scotland

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The dark year of 2020 dies out with a whimper, of pain, not the bang and sparkle of fireworks.Normally I’d be walking up my local Blackford Hill to watch the Hogmanay fireworks, along...

Founders of Scottish Tech Army recognised with honours

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Peter Jaco (62) and Dr Alistair Forbes (60) have both been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for the work they have done this past year in founding the Scottish Tech Army. The official...

Hydrogen powered train project rolls into Bo’ness

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At the Bo'ness home of Scotland's railway heritage they are hosting a project aimed at transforming the future of the rail industry.A retired ScotRail Class 314 electric set was transported by road from its...

Coronavirus – test centres are open

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Testing centres open as normal over the holiday period.Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms should not put off getting tested because of the holiday period, National Clinical Director Professor Jason Leitch said today.Testing centres are open...

Letter from Scotland

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In this bleak mid-winter, frosty winds may moan and they are not the only ones.There is indeed not much to celebrate.  Nearly two million people across  the planet have died of Covid-19, over...

LibDems say hundreds waited a week for Test and Protect interview

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LibDem leader Rennie uncovers 300 people waited a week for Test & Protect interview after positive testScottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie today said The Scottish Government “must ramp up the testing and tracing capacity to...

French border closed to UK freight – Scotland ‘ready to help’

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There was a meeting today of SGoRR, the Scottish Government’s emergency resilience committee this afternoon.This followed a COBR meeting earlier. SGoRR discussed the closure of the French border to UK freight.The Prime Minister...

Letter from Scotland

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The Prime Minister in London tells us we should have a “Merry little Christmas” and his Christmas present to us is a ticking parcel labelled “Brexit”.Meanwhile, the First Minister in Edinburgh tells us...
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