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Coronavirus – a year of vaccinations

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The first Covid-19 vaccination was administered on 8 December 2021, only nine months after the first lockdown was announced in Scotland.As at this morning the number of vaccines delivered in the UK continues...
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Coronavirus – more cases of omicron discovered

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The Scottish Government has confirmed that cases of the omicron variant have increased to 29.Earlier in the week The First Minister confirmed that the first cases of the new variant appeared to trace...

Coronavirus – omicron variant update

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The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and Chief Medical Officer, Gregor Smith, delivered a briefing to the media at St Andrew's House on Monday.Six cases of the new omicron variant have been identified in...

Milestone reached 200,000 Baby Boxes delivered

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More than 200,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered to expectant mums and dads since The Scottish Government's Baby Box scheme was first introduced.Every newborn baby who is born in Scotland is entitled to...

Moving towards a circular economy

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The Scottish Government recently appointed a Circular Economy Minister, following its cooperation with the Scottish Greens, and today there was an update on progress.Circular Economy Minister, Lorna Slater, has only been in the...

Coronavirus – Booster vaccine to be offered to people over 40

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The latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is to offer booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine s to those aged 40 – 49 and second doses for those aged...

#LoveDanceScotland Recovery Bursaries announced

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Some of the country’s leading dance institutions and organisations have teamed up again, following the success of #LoveDanceScotland Commissions, to offer the #LoveDanceScotland Recovery Bursaries, highlighting the importance of working in partnership, and enabling...

Historic miners pardon bill published

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The new Scottish Government bill to pardon workers of some offences has been published.The legislation will pardon former miners who were convicted of certain offences related to strike action during the 1980s.The Miners’...

COP26 – Glasgow must result in credible action

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to deliver a keynote speech on Monday setting out how COP26 in Glasgow can lead the world into the green revolution.She will call on international leaders to take credible...

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...
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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...

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