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North health boss sends staff a letter of thanks for their 'exceptional work'

16 April 2020
North health boss sends staff a letter of thanks for their 'exceptional work'

North health boss sends staff a letter of thanks for their 'exceptional work'

16 April 2020

NHS Highland chairman Professor Boyd Robertson has thanked health board staff for their “exceptional work” during the Covid-19 outbreak.


A quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths are in care homes – Nicola Sturgeon says that they 'matter every bit as much' as everyone else

15 April 2020
A quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths are in care homes – Nicola Sturgeon says that they 'matter every bit as much' as everyone else

A quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths are in care homes – Nicola Sturgeon says that they 'matter every bit as much' as everyone else

15 April 2020

First Minister underlines the elderly in care 'matter every bit as much' as everyone else amid stark death toll


Coronavirus related deaths in Scotland increase sharply with virus claiming 29 lives in the Highlands

15 April 2020
Coronavirus related deaths in Scotland increase sharply with virus claiming 29 lives in the Highlands

Coronavirus related deaths in Scotland increase sharply with virus claiming 29 lives in the Highlands

15 April 2020

New National Records of Scotland figures show that a total of 29 people have now died in the NHS Highland area


New package of measures announced to help businesses during pandemic

15 April 2020
New package of measures announced to help businesses during pandemic

New package of measures announced to help businesses during pandemic

15 April 2020

The Scottish Government has announced another £220 million is to be made available for businesses during the coronavirus crisis.


Fiscal watchdog's economic slump report is 'not a forecast but a scenario and possibly not even the most likely one', says chancellor

15 April 2020
Fiscal watchdog's economic slump report is 'not a forecast but a scenario and possibly not even the most likely one', says chancellor

Fiscal watchdog's economic slump report is 'not a forecast but a scenario and possibly not even the most likely one', says chancellor

15 April 2020

The Chancellor has challenged the view of an independent fiscal watchdog that the UK economy could shrink by 35 per cent


Sturgeon says allegation that PPE equipment is going to care homes in England before those in Scotland, is being taken 'seriously'

14 April 2020
Sturgeon says allegation that PPE equipment is going to care homes in England before those in Scotland, is being taken 'seriously'

Sturgeon says allegation that PPE equipment is going to care homes in England before those in Scotland, is being taken 'seriously'

14 April 2020

The Scottish Government is investigating allegations England is being prioritised for deliveries of personal protective equipment (PPE) to care homes.


Scottish Government refuses to say if it will reinstate HIE funding to support region's economic recovery

14 April 2020
Scottish Government refuses to say if it will reinstate HIE funding to support region's economic recovery

Scottish Government refuses to say if it will reinstate HIE funding to support region's economic recovery

14 April 2020

Question marks hang over the Scottish Government's move to cut Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) funding by five per cent.


Covid-19 lockdown remains, confirms First Minister

10 April 2020
Covid-19 lockdown remains, confirms First Minister

Covid-19 lockdown remains, confirms First Minister

10 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed the four nations of the UK have agreed the coronavirus lockdown will not be lifted over Easter.


North economy would resurge if lockdown short, says Highland economist

10 April 2020
North economy would resurge if lockdown short, says Highland economist

North economy would resurge if lockdown short, says Highland economist

10 April 2020

THE Highland economy has a good chance of recovery if the coronavirus lock-down does not last longer than three months, a top economist has suggested.


Five Sutherland car parks among others at beauty spots across Highlands to close due to Covid-19

09 April 2020
Five Sutherland car parks among others at beauty spots across Highlands to close due to Covid-19

Five Sutherland car parks among others at beauty spots across Highlands to close due to Covid-19

09 April 2020

Highland Council has closed car parks at beauty spots – many along the NC500 – tightening the lockdown against potential visitors.


Close the snow gates if necessary! Finnie urges Scottish Government to prevent visitors heading north at Easter and raising virus risk

09 April 2020
Close the snow gates if necessary! Finnie urges Scottish Government to prevent visitors heading north at Easter and raising virus risk

Close the snow gates if necessary! Finnie urges Scottish Government to prevent visitors heading north at Easter and raising virus risk

09 April 2020

MSP John Finnie has called for moves to protect rural communities from a potential influx of tourists over the Easter weekend.


Chief medical officer resigns after flouting coronavirus lockdown

06 April 2020
Chief medical officer resigns after flouting coronavirus lockdown

Chief medical officer resigns after flouting coronavirus lockdown

06 April 2020

Dr Catherine Calderwood did apologise for her 'mistakes' but following a conversation with the First Minister chose to resign


Nicola Sturgeon reveals emotional toll of not being able to visit family because of coronavirus lockdown

05 April 2020
Nicola Sturgeon reveals emotional toll of not being able to visit family because of coronavirus lockdown

Nicola Sturgeon reveals emotional toll of not being able to visit family because of coronavirus lockdown

05 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has spoken about the emotional impact that Covid-19 has had on her.


Older respirators to be brought back into circulation as health chiefs ramp up preparations for fight against coronavirus

04 April 2020
Older respirators to be brought back into circulation as health chiefs ramp up preparations for fight against coronavirus

Older respirators to be brought back into circulation as health chiefs ramp up preparations for fight against coronavirus

04 April 2020

An additional 1.5 million protective respirators have been brought back into use despite recently passing their expiry date.


Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, region’s medical chiefs warn

02 April 2020
Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, region’s medical chiefs warn

Highlands cannot afford to be complacent about coronavirus, region’s medical chiefs warn

02 April 2020

Lockdown may be slowing coronavirus spread, but the Highlands is almost certainly just a week behind the central belt when it comes to the statistics.


Highland MSP Edward Mountain reveals how lockdown is affecting his working day

01 April 2020
Highland MSP Edward Mountain reveals how lockdown is affecting his working day

Highland MSP Edward Mountain reveals how lockdown is affecting his working day

01 April 2020

Conservative Edward Mountain said having a daily routine and making the effort to contact friends, colleagues and staff helps being on lock down


Number of intensive care beds to be quadrupled as NHS Scotland prepares for coronavirus patients

01 April 2020
Number of intensive care beds to be quadrupled as NHS Scotland prepares for coronavirus patients

Number of intensive care beds to be quadrupled as NHS Scotland prepares for coronavirus patients

01 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says NHS Scotland intends to quadruple the number of available intensive care unit beds.


MP says high cost of electricity to Highland customers is a 'scandal'

29 March 2020
MP says high cost of electricity to Highland customers is a 'scandal'

MP says high cost of electricity to Highland customers is a 'scandal'

29 March 2020

UK government figures show the north of Scotland pays more for electricity than anywhere else in the country.


Prime Minister tests positive for coronavirus

27 March 2020
Prime Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Prime Minister tests positive for coronavirus

27 March 2020

Highland MP Ian Blackford has wished Prime Minister Boris Johnson well after he tested positive for coronavirus.


Non-essential businesses told to close or face being shut down

23 March 2020
Non-essential businesses told to close or face being shut down

Non-essential businesses told to close or face being shut down

23 March 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has threatened non-essential businesses with the use of emergency powers if they do not close voluntarily


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