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Covid in Scotland: What's the state of the epidemic?
25/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,000
Using World Health Organization measures, it is possible to chart Scotland's progress in tackling Covid-19.
Covid in Scotland: Is vaccination cutting the death rate?
18/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,302
Deaths among the oldest age group are falling, but is this "hard evidence" the vaccine is working?
Covid in Scotland: Virus elimination would 'come at cost'
18/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,543
Scotland's national clinical director says a Covid elimination strategy would stop international travel.
Covid in Scotland: Inadequate preparations for Covid, says watchdog
17/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,989
Audit Scotland say preparations for the pandemic could have been better but the NHS was not overwhelmed.
Covid in Scotland: Youngest pupils to return to classrooms
16/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,450
Pupils in P1 to P3 and pre-school children will go back from 22 February, it has been confirmed.
Covid in Scotland: FM 'satisfied' target for over-70s vaccines has been met
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,349
Nicola Sturgeon says the latest milestone has been reached - but that progress will slow in the coming days.
Covid in Scotland: Hancock 'happy to discuss' quarantine loophole
15/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,378
Concerns have been raised about the virus spreading if Scotland-bound travellers in England use public transport.
Covid in Scotland: Vaccination programme 'may need to slow down'
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,536
The country has received lower Pfizer vaccine stocks than expected due to a reduction in manufacturing capacity.
Obesity 'bigger killer' than smoking in England and Scotland
11/02/2021 | news | uk | 122
Excess body fat is now a bigger cause of deaths than smoking, Glasgow University researchers found.
Food traders say Brexit impact 'could get worse'
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 644
They are warning of price rises and potential shortages when new Brexit rules on imports start in April.
Rail and road problems as temperatures hit new low of -17.1C
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 486
Scotland has faced a second day of travel disruption after further heavy snowfall and freezing conditions.
Covid in Scotland: Quarantine hotel plan to cover all overseas flights
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,926
Everyone arriving on an overseas flight will have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at a cost of at least £1,750.
Covid in Scotland: UK's enforced quarantine rules 'inadequate'
10/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,084
Scotland's transport secretary says he is pressing the UK government to close a potential loophole.
Travel disruption as temperatures plunge to -16.7C
09/02/2021 | news | uk | 843
Parts of Scotland are affected by heavy snowfall as temperature hits 11-year low.
Covid in Scotland: Business confidence 'soars despite downturn'
08/02/2021 | news | uk | 655
A survey suggests firms are hopeful of a solid economic recovery once Covid restrictions are lifted.
UK government 'in denial' over EU seafood and fish exports
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 888
Seafood and fishing industry bodies highlight post-Brexit export problems to MPs on the Scottish Affairs Committee.
Covid in Scotland: Closed ski resorts have 'best snow in years'
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 335
Despite the most magnificent conditions in 11 years, the slopes remain closed because of lockdown.
Covid-19: International travel 'biggest impact' on deaths
04/02/2021 | news | uk | 1,063
Researchers from the University of Aberdeen examined factors across the 37 worst hit countries.
Covid in Scotland: How much longer will lockdown last?
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,137
Multiple factors will determine when an easing of restrictions comes, from vaccine effectiveness to hospital admissions rates.
Scotch Whisky Association reports £500m loss after US tariffs
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 623
Figures suggest exports of single malt have fallen by a third since a 25% tariff was imposed in 2019.
Covid in Scotland: FM to announce outcome of lockdown review
02/02/2021 | news | uk | 2,125
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to give details on the opening of schools to "some" children.
Covid in Scotland: Jab given to 98% of older care home residents
01/02/2021 | news | uk | 3,887
Nicola Sturgeon says the NHS is "ahead of schedule" in rolling out vaccines to the over-80s by Friday's deadline.
Scotland 'on track' to meet Covid vaccine target, says FM
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 599
Nicola Sturgeon says the "vast majority" over-80s will have the first dose by the start of next week.
No changes to Scottish income tax rates in budget
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,684
Finance Secretary Kate Forbes says she wants to provide "stability and certainty" for people and businesses.
Boris Johnson says independence debate 'irrelevant' to most Scots
28/01/2021 | news | uk | 14,052
Boris Johnson says most people in Scotland are focused on defeating Covid rather than another referendum.
Covid: Scotland 'could go further' on quarantine rules
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,212
Nicola Sturgeon says she is concerned the UK's travel restrictions will not go far enough.
Covid in Scotland: Train services cut as passenger numbers plunge
27/01/2021 | news | uk | 462
The boss of Scotland's Railways says "difficult decisions" have to be made to save taxpayer money.
Brexit: Scotland in talks over EU Erasmus scheme
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,301
The Scottish government wants to keep Scotland involved with the EU's education programme.
UK Covid deaths: Why the 100,000 toll is so bad
26/01/2021 | news | health | 7,254
As the number of people who died reaches six figures, the factors that led to this terrible total.
Covid in Scotland: Unemployment in Scotland fell slightly in autumn
26/01/2021 | news | uk | 397
The number people looking for work decreased by about 1,000 between September and November.
Gordon Brown: Trust has broken down in way UK is run
25/01/2021 | news | politics | 4,134
The UK's nations and regions are being treated as if they were "invisible", the former PM warns.
Covid in Scotland: Ways to 'accelerate' vaccine plans being examined
25/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,891
A pilot programme for 24/7 vaccinations is among options being considered by the Scottish government.
Spread of Covid-19 in Scotland 'decelerating' as R number falls
21/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,775
Modelling suggests that lockdown has "stabilised" the spread of new cases in Scotland.
Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
20/01/2021 | news | politics | 5,020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
Covid in Scotland: Phased return 'likely' for Scottish schools
20/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,613
The youngest and oldest pupils, plus those with additional support needs will be among the first to return to classrooms.
Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 4,346
The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.
Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
19/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,986
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.
Covid in Scotland: Army helping set up 80 new vaccine centres
18/01/2021 | news | uk | 2,805
Soldiers from the Royal Army Medical Corps and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are involved in the effort.
Should footballers be hugging?
13/01/2021 | sport | football | 1,721
BBC Sport explores the debate around footballers' celebrations amid tighter coronavirus restrictions in the sport.
Covid in Scotland: Freeman targets 400,000 vaccinations every week
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 915
Scotland's health secretary says 400,000 jabs could be administered every week by the end of February.
Covid in Scotland: Tightening of lockdown rules announced
13/01/2021 | news | uk | 3,646
Restrictions around takeaway food and click-and-collect services in Scotland are to be toughened.
Covid in Scotland: Lockdown lifting 'unlikely' as deaths pass 5,000
12/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,873
Scotland's first minister says the current restrictions are "very unlikely" to be lifted at the end of the month.
Covid in Scotland: All over-80s to be vaccinated by February
11/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,912
About 560,000 people will have been vaccinated by the beginning of next month, the health secretary says.
Covid in Scotland: Medics concerned over 12-week gap between vaccine doses
06/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,233
The BMA in Scotland says it is concerned about the potential impact of delaying the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Covid in Scotland: 'Stay at home' order comes into force
05/01/2021 | news | uk | 1,183
Strict new Covid-19 restrictions come into force in Scotland, prohibiting people from leaving their homes.
Brexit: Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,428
The deal between the UK and EU ends months of arguments over business rules and fishing rights.
EU to allow post-Brexit UK farm produce exports
24/12/2020 | news | business | 752
While this is a "critical step forward", seed potatoes are not included because of EU regulatory fears.
Brexit: EU-UK trade deal expected, as cabinet briefed
24/12/2020 | news | politics | 12,629
Officials continue to thrash out final details, after weeks of argument over fishing and business rules.
Covid-19: Truckers who tested negative board ferries for France
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,781
Those with a negative test result can now leave the UK, but it could take days to clear the backlog.
Covid-19: More areas of England could be moved to tier 4 restrictions
23/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,959
Ministers meet to discuss how to stem the spread of a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus.
Covid in Scotland: Scottish level four rules 'may be strengthened'
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,108
Nicola Sturgeon warns that the current top level of restrictions may need to be tightened further.
UK borrowing hits highest November level on record
22/12/2020 | news | business | 1,371
The government borrowed £31.6bn last month as it continued to support the economy during the pandemic.
Coronavirus: Impact of new variant on children investigated
22/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,005
Experts urgently assess whether the mutation of coronavirus spreads more easily among the young.
Covid in Scotland: Schools to remain open this week, says Swinney
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 368
The deputy first minister says the prevalence of the virus is much lower than other parts of the UK.
Covid in Scotland: Police will investigate 'flagrant' breaches of travel ban
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,176
Officers in Scotland "will act" if they believe there is a "flagrant" breach of travel restrictions.
Sir Keir Starmer promises to shift power from Westminster
21/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,145
In a key policy speech, the Labour leader set out plans for the "boldest devolution project in a generation".
Covid in Scotland: Businesses warn they need 'extraordinary' support
20/12/2020 | news | uk | 263
Retail and hospitality industry leaders say more financial help is needed as they prepare for three weeks of tough restrictions.
Covid-19: Christmas rules tightened for England, Scotland and Wales
20/12/2020 | news | uk | 9,170
Family mixing at Christmas will be much reduced and scrapped completely for parts of the South East.
Covid in Scotland: 'All options on table' for post-Christmas rules
18/12/2020 | news | uk | 3,149
The health secretary was speaking as three council areas prepare to move to a tougher level of restrictions.
Brexit: Trade talks in 'a serious situation' says Boris Johnson
17/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,148
The PM and the EU Commission head speak again by phone, and acknowledge differences remain.
Brexit emergency lorry park plan for Cairnryan port
16/12/2020 | news | uk | 613
An airfield could be used as a lorry park in the event of post-Brexit delays at Cairnryan.
Covid in Scotland: Tougher virus restrictions for three council areas
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,619
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and East Lothian will all move up to level three of the country's tiered system.
Covid in Scotland: Pre-Christmas review of restriction levels
15/12/2020 | news | uk | 663
All 32 local authority areas in the country will be assessed by politicians and public health officials.
Covid in Scotland: First care home resident receives vaccine
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 685
Annie Innes, 90, from South Lanarkshire, is the first person to be be vaccinated in a care home.
People in Scotland told to 'cut down contacts' before Christmas
14/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,904
Nicola Sturgeon says Scots planning to meet up at Christmas should cut down on "unnecessary contacts" now.
Westwood wins third Race to Dubai
13/12/2020 | sport | golf | 241
Lee Westwood wins the Race to Dubai after an extraordinary finish to the European Tour season at the DP World Tour Championship.
Brexit: PM and EU say trade deal unlikely by Sunday
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 18,053
Boris Johnson urges Brussels to make a "big change" as the deadline set by the two sides approaches.
Covid in Scotland: Shops reopen as toughest restrictions eased
11/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,826
Non-essential shops across much of western Scotland have reopened for the first time in three weeks.
Brexit: 'Strong possibility' of no trade deal with EU - PM
11/12/2020 | news | politics | 11,024
Boris Johnson says negotiations with the EU will continue, but are "not yet there at all".
Covid in Scotland: Second wave reignited by summer holidays
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,519
A new report identifies that UK and foreign travel was the trigger for the second wave of the pandemic.
Covid in Scotland: New support grants for taxis, tourism and weddings
09/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,733
Details of a further £185m of support for Scottish firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions are announced.
Scotland's toughest Covid restrictions to be eased
08/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,973
All 11 council areas currently under level four restrictions are to be downgraded to level three on Friday.
Covid vaccinations begin at sites across Scotland
08/12/2020 | news | uk | 295
The first people to be offered the coronavirus vaccine begin receiving their jabs.
Covid in Scotland: Have the level four restrictions worked?
08/12/2020 | news | uk | 807
As people in Scotland wait to hear what Covid alert level their area will be put in to, we analyse the statistics and ask whether the toughest measures have been working.
Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon confirms level 4 restrictions will end on Friday
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,393
Nicola Sturgeon says 11 councils in west and central Scotland will come out of the highest tier of restrictions.
Covid: Scottish Care homes trial rapid tests for visitors
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 240
The lateral flow tests will be trialled among visitors to 14 care homes in five local authority areas.
Scotland's health chiefs warn of no-deal Brexit risk
07/12/2020 | news | uk | 857
Patient care could be put at risk if an agreement is not made before the 31 December departure date.
Brexit: UK-EU trade talks continue as 'sticking points' remain
07/12/2020 | news | politics | 9,302
EU sources say the two sides are nearing an agreement on access to UK waters by EU fishing fleets.
Mercedes 'impressed but not surprised' as Russell shines
05/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 988
Mercedes "impressed but not surprised" by George Russell's impressive performance through practice and qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix.
Brexit stalemate: Boris Johnson and Ursula Von Der Leyen seek to break trade deal deadlock
05/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,914
EU and UK negotiators call in leaders in last ditch effort to secure a trade deal.
Second-half fightback takes Man Utd fourth
05/12/2020 | sport | football | 1,770
Manchester United stage another Premier League fightback to beat West Ham United and climb to fourth in the table.
Post-Brexit trade talks paused amid 'significant divergences'
04/12/2020 | news | politics | 8,163
Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen will seek to break deadlock on Saturday.
Covid-19: UK 'confident' of having 800,000 vaccine doses by next week
04/12/2020 | news | uk | 1,583
Alok Sharma says he expects the doses to arrive for the start of the UK's vaccination programme.
Brexit: 'Prospect of breakthrough receding' in UK-EU talks
03/12/2020 | news | politics | 7,540
Talks continue, as a source tells the BBC that Brussels are "bringing new elements into the negotiation".
Covid in Scotland: Vaccine will reach care homes from 14 December
03/12/2020 | news | uk | 3,047
The first batches of the vaccine, which arrive in Scotland on Tuesday, will be given to health staff.
Covid-19 vaccine: First jabs 'could cut 99% of deaths' - Jonathan Van-Tam
03/12/2020 | news | health | 1,540
It is key to deploy the vaccine "as fast" as possible, England's deputy chief medical officer says.
Covid in Scotland: First vaccinations to start next week
02/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,819
People in Scotland could start receiving the Covid-19 vaccine from next Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon says.
Covid in Scotland: No change to virus alert levels
01/12/2020 | news | uk | 2,589
Ministers will continue to "look carefully" at Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, but both will remain in level two.
Coronavirus: Government publishes data behind stricter tiers
30/11/2020 | news | politics | 1,337
Some Conservative backbenchers have threaten to vote against the plan for England on Tuesday.
SNP conference: £500 'thank you' payment for healthcare staff
30/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,877
Nicola Sturgeon says the one-off cash payment is to thank health staff for their "extraordinary service".
O'Sullivan shocked by world number 66
29/11/2020 | sport | snooker | 247
World champion Ronnie O'Sullivan suffers a shock loss against world number 66 Alexander Ursenbacher in the second round of the UK Championship.
Covid in Scotland: Eight-person limit for Christmas bubbles
26/11/2020 | news | uk | 4,039
Government guidance says the bubbles should contain a maximum of eight people over the age of 11.
What the spending review means for Scotland
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,177
An increase in the money coming to Scotland but uncertainty about costs and pay awards.
Five Covid numbers to watch: Has Scotland's 'second wave' peaked?
25/11/2020 | news | uk | 706
Covid hotspots are still emerging across Scotland, but the number of daily deaths is declining.
Covid-19: UK leaders reach deal on easing of Christmas rules
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,351
Three households will be allowed to meet indoors over a five-day period between 23-27 December.
Covid in Scotland: No changes to local levels after review
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,882
Nicola Sturgeon says the existing restrictions in place across Scotland are "having an impact" on the virus.
NHS waiting times remain high in lockdown backlog
24/11/2020 | news | uk | 47
The number of patients treated within 18 weeks falls by more than half compared to last year, but is now rising.
Covid in Scotland: Relaxing of rules 'not expected' at Hogmanay
23/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,795
Nicola Sturgeon says there could be a "careful" easing at Christmas - but does not expect a relaxation at new year.
Covid in Scotland: Toughest virus rules in force for two million Scots
20/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,999
The level four rules have closed shops and many other businesses across much of central Scotland.
Covid: What are Scotland's new travel restrictions?
20/11/2020 | news | uk | 676
The new legally-enforceable rules come into force across the country on Friday evening.
Covid in Scotland: When will we be vaccinated?
20/11/2020 | news | uk | 131
Who will be vaccinated first and when will that be? BBC Scotland takes a look at the government's vaccination plans.
Covid in Scotland: First vaccine delivery due next month
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,446
It is hoped up to one million people could get the jab by the end of January if the vaccines win safety approval.
Covid in Scotland: 'Difficult balance' over Christmas restrictions
19/11/2020 | news | uk | 658
Nicola Sturgeon warns that easing of restrictions over Christmas could cause a spike of cases in January.
Covid in Scotland: Keeping level 4 schools open 'is vital for pupils' wellbeing'
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 901
The deputy first minister says prioritising schools is "absolutely central" to the wellbeing of children.
Covid in Scotland: Police to enforce travel ban in level 3 and 4 areas
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 621
People living in 20 council areas will be breaking the law from Friday if they travel to another local authority for non-essential reasons.
Covid: Scottish retailers 'in daily fight for survival'
18/11/2020 | news | uk | 126
The warning by an industry body comes as new figures show another slump in high street sales last month.
Scots Tory leader says Boris Johnson 'believes in devolution'
17/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,144
No 10 has not denied reports that Boris Johnson described devolution as a "disaster" in a meeting with Tory MPs.
Boris Johnson 'called Scottish devolution disaster'
17/11/2020 | news | politics | 5,979
No 10 does not deny reports the PM made the comment in a meeting with Tory MPs.
Covid: West of Scotland awaits decision on level 4 rules
17/11/2020 | news | uk | 763
Nicola Sturgeon is to announce whether the toughest Covid restrictions will be imposed in Glasgow and surrounding areas.
Covid in Scotland: Level 4 move 'could help ease rules at Christmas'
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,395
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says tougher restrictions in the west of Scotland are "likely" but "not inevitable".
Covid-19: New 'mega labs' in early 2021 to speed up testing
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 592
The labs will use technology to speed up the process so results come faster, the government says.
Covid: Tayside and Fife vaccine trial has 'tremendous' response
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 52
Hundreds of volunteers in Tayside and Fife are being sought for a new Covid vaccine trial.
Alcohol ban comes into force on Scotland's rail network
16/11/2020 | news | uk | 468
People are no longer allowed to drink alcohol on trains or at stations as part of measures to stem Covid.
Covid-19: Normal life back next winter, says vaccine creator
15/11/2020 | news | health | 1,546
Prof Ugur Sahin also raises hopes the vaccine, developed with Pfizer. could halve Covid transmission.
Brexit: Trade deal sticking points 'can be resolved', says UK minister
15/11/2020 | news | politics | 2,397
The UK's environment secretary says "agreement exists" with the EU, but time is "very, very short".
Scotland lose unbeaten run in Slovakia
15/11/2020 | sport | football | 518
Scotland's nine-game unbeaten run comes to an end following Jan Gregus's first-half goal in Slovakia in Nations League Group B2.
Covid: Level 4 lockdown 'possible' in west of Scotland
13/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,987
Councils in the west of Scotland are told it is possible they may be placed under the highest level of restrictions.
Scotland have qualified... but what now?
12/11/2020 | sport | football | 208
Scotland have qualified for their first major men's international tournament in over 20 years, so what comes next?
Covid: UK daily cases reach new high of 33,470
12/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,800
The jump in cases comes a day after the UK became the first European country to pass 50,000 deaths.
Capital gains tax: Rate should double, says government review
12/11/2020 | news | business | 2,141
The chancellor commissioned the report in July as part of efforts to cover Covid-19 costs.
Covid in Scotland: Social distancing 'could wreck mountain footpaths'
12/11/2020 | news | uk | 47
Walkers leaving official paths to avoid other people is causing hillside erosion and damage to vegetation.
Scots win shootout to end finals wait
12/11/2020 | sport | football | 918
Scotland's 23-year absence from major men's tournaments is finally over after a famous shootout win in Serbia.
Covid: Four UK nations discuss joint Christmas approach
11/11/2020 | news | politics | 562
Common rules for people to follow across the UK are being considered for the festive period.
Covid in Scotland: Cancelling Higher exams cannot be ruled out
11/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,276
National 5 exams in Scotland have already been cancelled for 2021 but Highers are currently scheduled to go ahead.
Covid in Scotland: Tougher restrictions for three council areas
10/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,035
Fife, Angus and Perth and Kinross will be moved from level two to level three of Scotland's five-tier system.
Brexit: Government's bill suffers heavy House of Lords defeat
10/11/2020 | news | politics | 3,269
Peers vote overwhelmingly to remove a section that would allow ministers to break international law.
Covid in Scotland: Easing of restrictions 'highly unlikely'
09/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,678
The first minister does not expect any areas to move to a lower level when restrictions are reviewed on Tuesday.
Farming faces 'historic' shift to cut greenhouse gas emissions
09/11/2020 | news | uk | 255
Tackling greenhouse gas emissions will need the biggest change since swapping horses for tractors, a report says.
Indyref2: Scottish Secretary rejects new vote 'for a generation'
06/11/2020 | news | uk | 3,730
Alister Jack suggests there should not be a referendum on Scottish independence for "25 or 40 years".
Covid in Scotland: Threat to make travel ban law criticised
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 381
Campaigners and opposition MSPs react to the first minister's comments that travel may be restricted in law.
Covid: Regulator criticises data used to justify lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | health | 2,381
Government used out-of-date model predicting 4,000 deaths a day in TV briefing.
Covid in Scotland: 'Cautious optimism' over spread of virus
05/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,618
Tough restrictions on household visits and hospitality are starting to have an effect", the first minister says.
Ineos' Stannard retires from cycling
05/11/2020 | sport | other | 104
Former British champion Ian Stannard retires from cycling due to rheumatoid arthritis.
Covid in Scotland: Sturgeon 'actively considering' travel ban in law
04/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,581
The first minister says she may enforce travel restrictions with fines when Covid rules are reviewed.
Covid in Scotland: No rule changes planned before next week
03/11/2020 | news | uk | 425
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she wants to stick to her timetable and review the restrictions next Tuesday.
Covid-19 in Scotland: Confusion over funding for future Scottish lockdown
03/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,497
A UK minister appears to contradict the PM over whether full furlough will be available to Scotland after 2 December.
Covid in Scotland: PM says furlough available for future lockdowns
02/11/2020 | news | uk | 2,901
The prime minister says the furlough scheme will "continue to be available wherever it is needed".
Covid in Scotland: New five-level regional restrictions go live
02/11/2020 | news | uk | 1,109
The launch of the new five-level system comes as England prepares for a month-long national lockdown.
Mortgage holidays extended for up to six months
01/11/2020 | news | business | 1,399
The scheme to help borrowers facing financial difficulty had been due to end on 31 October.
England win 2020 Six Nations title
31/10/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 1,275
England win the Six Nations title after France beat Ireland on a thrilling final day of the delayed tournament.
Scotland win in Wales to end 18-year wait
31/10/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 580
Scotland win in Wales for the first time since 2002 as Stuart McInally's try underpins a 14-10 Six Nations win at Parc y Scarlets.
Covid in Scotland: Senior pupils to wear masks in class at level 3 and 4
30/10/2020 | news | uk | 576
Pupils in S4 to S6 and their teachers will have to wear face coverings in classrooms in level 3 and 4 areas.
Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon to confirm restriction levels
29/10/2020 | news | uk | 525
Nicola Sturgeon is to announce the levels of restrictions that will be placed on each council area.
Exeter to play Toulouse and Glasgow
28/10/2020 | sport | rugbyunion | 259
Holders Exeter will begin next season's Champions Cup defence with challenging group-stage matches against Toulouse and Glasgow in December.
Covid-19: 'Too early to say' what Christmas rules will be says minister
28/10/2020 | news | politics | 5,312
Environment Secretary George Eustice says people "may not be able to get together in larger groups".
Covid-19: Scotland to ease pub and restaurant restrictions
27/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,062
Licensed premises in many areas of Scotland will be able to serve alcohol indoors again from next week.
Covid in Scotland: Students may not be allowed home for Christmas
26/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,763
John Swinney says there is a "realistic possibility" students will be asked to stay away from their families.
Coronavirus: Local lockdowns 'stifling jobs recovery'
26/10/2020 | news | business | 611
Job vacancies fail to return to pre-pandemic levels in many towns, according to new research.
Covid: Scotland to enter new five-level alert system
23/10/2020 | news | uk | 4,785
The new system for setting Covid restrictions in Scotland adds two levels to the three tiers used in England.
Covid: Scots told to prepare for 'digital Christmas'
22/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,856
The idea of people in Scotland having a normal Christmas in 2020 is "fiction", the national clinical director says.
Covid in Scotland: Hospitality curbs extended for another week
21/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,148
Restrictions targeted chiefly at bars and restaurants in the central belt will continue until November.
Covid in Scotland: Government will 'do everything' to keep schools open
20/10/2020 | news | uk | 909
Scotland's first minister says she will look to keep schools open even if new restrictions are imposed.
Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon plays down row over testing delays
19/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,913
The Scottish government says there have been capacity issues, but the UK government says this is "categorically untrue".
Covid in Scotland: New face covering rules come into force
16/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,707
People must now cover their face in workplace canteens - but no longer need to if they are getting married.
Covid in Scotland: No 'return to normal' when pubs reopen
15/10/2020 | news | uk | 2,407
Nicola Sturgeon says the expiry of existing rules on 26 October will not signal a return to complete normality.
Covid in Scotland: Fears over speed of test results
14/10/2020 | news | uk | 499
Doctors have called for the testing programme to be "re-examined" amid fears over the impact of delays on the NHS.
Scotland's unemployment rate remains steady over summer
13/10/2020 | news | uk | 743
The Scottish government says the figures do not reflect the "full impact" of Covid-19 on employment.
New pub rules 'will cost thousands of jobs'
08/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,391
Industry leaders warn new Covid restrictions could sound the "death knell" for many pubs and restaurants.
PM challenged to publish 10pm pub closure evidence
07/10/2020 | news | politics | 3,211
Labour's Sir Keir Starmer says the early closing time in England must be reviewed if it isn't justified.
Covid in Scotland: Tighter restrictions on Scottish pubs expected
07/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,309
The new rules are likely to be focused on licensed premises in areas with higher levels of the virus.
Tourism and hospitality in 'circuit breaker' fears
06/10/2020 | news | uk | 924
Industry leaders warn that some businesses may never reopen if further lockdown restrictions are introduced.
Covid in Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon 'not proposing return to full lockdown'
06/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,152
The first minister will announce new restrictions on Wednesday - but says it will not be a return to full lockdown.
Sunak vows to 'balance books' despite pandemic
05/10/2020 | news | politics | 2,505
The chancellor told party members the Conservatives had a "sacred duty" to spend responsibly.
Sturgeon to meet advisers over further restrictions
05/10/2020 | news | uk | 1,526
The first minister warns that fresh measures "may well be needed" in Scotland "in the near future".
Scotland's Covid death toll hits highest level since June
30/09/2020 | news | uk | 592
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says the seven deaths are a "sharp reminder" about the dangers of Covid-19.
I 'misspoke' over North East Covid rules, says PM
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 2,784
Boris Johnson apologises after failing to clarify the detail of new tighter coronavirus restrictions.
Large drop in cancer referrals during lockdown
29/09/2020 | news | uk | 368
Figures for April to June show 851 fewer people were referred to specialists than the same time last year.
'Struggling' students told they can return home
28/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,162
Nicola Sturgeon says allowing students to go home for Christmas is a "priority" after new guidance was published.
Murray set for 'amusing' Wawrinka match
26/09/2020 | sport | tennis | 144
The opening day of the French Open sees three Britons - Andy Murray, Johanna Konta and Dan Evans - playing at Roland Garros.
Curfew takes effect for bars and restaurants
25/09/2020 | news | uk | 1,125
The first minister warned that any premises that do not comply risk being shut down completely.