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Coronavirus – red list now reduced to just seven countries

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From Monday 11 October a total of 47 countries will be removed from the international travel red list.The changes, which are the first since 4 October when the traffic light system was scrapped, have...
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Plans for Lands Tribunal to amalgamate with the Scottish Land Court

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The Scottish Government has announced that the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and the Scottish Land Court will be merged into one body.This follows public consultation last year, and the new entity will be an...

Government funding for the digital economy closes after two days

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The Scottish Government opened the latest round of funding from the DigitalBoost Fund on Tuesday and so far thousands of bids for funding have been received. The portal has now been closed due to...

New Makar appointed by the First Minister

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Poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as Scotland’s next Makar.First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed Ms Jamie to the role at The Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh.The role of Makar involves taking a...

Scottish Government appoints senior health officers

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Professor Alison Strath has been appointed as Chief Pharmaceutical Officer and Professors Graham Ellis and Professor Nicola Steedman have been confirmed as Deputy Chief Medical Officers. These are all full-time appointments.Professor Strath has been...

Local projects urged to apply to new government fund

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Gordon MacDonald MSP has urged projects across the capital to apply for the newly launched Scotland Loves Local Fund.The scheme has been launched by The Scottish Government to support local projects run by organisations...

Coronavirus – France moved off quarantine list

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Passengers arriving from France ino Scotland will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated under the latest review of travel restrictions announced by The Scottish Government.The step to align France with...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures and First Minister’s statement

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Today the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced the figures at a virtual recall of The Scottish Parliament which you can watch on Parliament TV.The purpose of the update is to advise what measures...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland. Case numbers show a significant downward trend, with other indicators having mostly decreased since yesterday.The UK Government will allow...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland. Most indicators show a downward trend, although the test positivity rate has increased since yesterday.The UK Government will allow...

Coronavirus – Saturday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland, and all indicators show a downward trend.The UK Government will allow all EU and US citizens who are fully...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland.The UK Government will allow all EU and US citizens who are fully vaccinated free entry to England without the...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland have been announced by Public Health Scotland.The UK Government has decided to allow all EU and US citizens who are fully vaccinated free entry to England...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at a media briefing today.Ms Sturgeon pointed out that these numbers represented the lowest positivity rate...

Coronavirus – Monday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. Yet again the figures from NHS Tayside have not been available since 23 July and so will affect the...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. The figures received today may be underreported as they do not include any data from NHS Tayside who last...

Coronavirus – Saturday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today, with the fewest cases since the middle of June. Case numbers are again lower than they have been in...

Coronavirus – Government changes the rules on self-isolation

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Changes are being made to self-isolation rules for close contacts of Covid-19 cases to allow essential staff in critical roles to return to work to maintain lifeline services and importantnational infrastructure.It will be possible...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. Case numbers are lower than they have been in Lothian since 25 June, but yet again the number of...

Coronavirus – Thursday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.Since Monday 19 July all parts of Scotland are now in Level 0. This does not mean that we are...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.Today marks the day that over three million people in Scotland have received their second dose of vaccine.Since Monday 19...

Parkgrove house plans will be referred to Scottish Ministers

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A planning application which has divided a quiet north Edinburgh community will be decided by The Scottish Government.Plans to build a small infill house on the corner of Parkgrove Avenue and Parkgrove Gardens, in...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures – and an update

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at a media briefing on Tuesday.While Ms Sturgeon said that the uptake of vaccination is "remarkable", she...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.On Monday 19 July all parts of Scotland will be in Level 0. This is not without any...

Coronavirus – Saturday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. Once again the number of those who have been vaccinated has fallen back to just over 20,000, but 86.2%...

Edinburgh receives funding for affordable housing for the next five years

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The Scottish Government announced today that council areas in Scotland will share more than £3.2 billion in grant funding in the next five years to deliver more affordable homes.Edinburgh's share of that funding...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. In Lothian there are more cases than anywhere else in Scotland.The number of vaccinations has barely broken through...

Coronavirus – Thursday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today. In NHS Lothian 85.3% of those aged 40+ have now had their second vaccination.The First Minister addressed a virtual...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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The number of cases of Covid-19 in Scotland were announced by Public Health Scotland today.The First Minister addressed a virtual recall of parliament on Tuesday afternoon setting out details of the next phase of...

Government to make music lessons free for the next year

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There will be no fees next year for children learning a musical instrument at school thanks to more than £7 million funding from The Scottish Government.Councils will also receive £6 million to waive core...

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