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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


Pupils to get results by August 4 according to SQA

19 March 2020
Pupils to get results by August 4 according to SQA

Pupils to get results by August 4 according to SQA

19 March 2020

THE Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is aiming to certify pupil's grades and results by August 4, the chief examiner has revealed.


Interest rates slashed for second time in just over a week

19 March 2020
Interest rates slashed for second time in just over a week

Interest rates slashed for second time in just over a week

19 March 2020

INTEREST rates have been cut by the Bank of England in a bid to support the UK economy during the coronavirus pandemic.


Scottish Government to issue £2.2bn lifeline for businesses

19 March 2020
Scottish Government to issue £2.2bn lifeline for businesses

Scottish Government to issue £2.2bn lifeline for businesses

19 March 2020

SCOTLAND'S economy is facing an "immediate collapse in demand" so a package of measures worth £2.2 billion will be introduced to support businesses.


Coronavirus forces Highland Council to postpone committee meetings

19 March 2020
Coronavirus forces Highland Council to postpone committee meetings

Coronavirus forces Highland Council to postpone committee meetings

19 March 2020

HIGHLAND Council has postponed all committee meetings and member workshops due that were due to take place in March and April over coronavirus.


Confirmation that a third person has died from coronavirus in Scotland

18 March 2020
Confirmation that a third person has died from coronavirus in Scotland

Confirmation that a third person has died from coronavirus in Scotland

18 March 2020

The First Minister made the announcement during a daily briefing


Coronavirus: Schools to close across Scotland

18 March 2020
Coronavirus: Schools to close across Scotland

Coronavirus: Schools to close across Scotland

18 March 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that schools will almost certainly close on Friday.


No longer business as usual for Highland Council in response to coronavirus

14 March 2020
No longer business as usual for Highland Council in response to coronavirus

No longer business as usual for Highland Council in response to coronavirus

14 March 2020

Highland Council has said it is “no longer business as usual” as it responds to the rapidly changing coronavirus situation.


Council tax 4.84 per cent increase agreed

05 March 2020
Council tax 4.84 per cent increase agreed

Council tax 4.84 per cent increase agreed

05 March 2020

Highland Council has agreed what it has dubbed its “road to recovery” budget that includes a 4.84 per cent rise in council tax.


Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

04 March 2020
Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

Highland Council chief says ASN service needs to be delivered differently - and funding cuts are not the problem.

04 March 2020

Highland Council has come in for criticism from parents who say additional support needs cuts are harmful to all children.


Highland Council slammed by Accounts Commission

23 January 2020
Highland Council slammed by Accounts Commission

Highland Council slammed by Accounts Commission

23 January 2020

A HARD-HITTING audit has raised concerns about Highland Council’s ability to meet a range of financial challenges.


Council vote in support of exploring tourist tax

10 December 2019
Council vote in support of exploring tourist tax

Council vote in support of exploring tourist tax

10 December 2019

Highland Council has voted to explore the idea of a “tourist tax” in greater detail.


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