Day: 2 July 2021

Covid Scotland: Concerns vaccine rollout ‘beginning to stall’

EVERY health board in Scotland will open walk-in vaccination centres from Monday amid concern the number of doses administered fell by almost 40% last month. Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the vaccination programme is not slowing down, despite claims from Labour’s health spokesperson, Jackie Baillie, that “it is beginning to stall”. More than half of the …

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Covid Scotland: Nicola Sturgeon insists Test and Protect ‘coping well’

NICOLA Sturgeon has insisted Scotland’s contact tracing system is “coping well” under severe pressure as case numbers rise – despite officials being forced to scale back some procedures. With the number of daily cases surging, the most recent figures show that 14% of cases took longer than 72 hours to close, and 43% took longer …

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Jason Leitch defends Wembley travel advice despite Covid cases surge

SCOTLAND’S national clinical director has insisted the message could not have been stronger for football fans not to travel to London for Scotland’s game with England –despite almost 400 positive Covid cases who attended the Wembley fixture. Data from Public Health Scotland published on Wednesday showed there were almost 2,000 people who attended a Euro 2020-related event …

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Alex Salmond’s Alba party calls for gathering of the Yes clans and demos in face of SNP ‘inaction’

ALEX Salmond’s Alba Party has urged the grassroots Yes movement to unite and take to the streets to secure independence after the failure of the SNP to take the initiative. In a new video message, Alba MP Kenny MacAskill said the movement risked missing out on “an historic opportunity” to achieve its goal because of …

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Stevenston wedding tragedy as man dies at the altar at Saltcoats Town Hall

A heartbroken bride has spoken about the moment that her future husband passed away at the altar minutes before they were about to get married. 57-year-old Paul Wynn died in the moments before he was set to tie the knot as his family desperately tried to revive him. Paul, who had been surviving with a terminal illness, was due to wed …

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American independence document found in attic of Scots home sells for more the $4million

A rare piece of founding American history has sold for $4,420,000 (£3,210,000) after being discovered in the attic of a Scottish ancestral home by fine art auctioneers. Lyon & Turnbull made the discovery in a set of documents and passed the find onto its sister auction house, Freeman’s, in America. A signer’s copy of the 1776 …

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Covid Scotland: Pubs reportedly closed over Test and Protect delays

HOSPITALITY businesses are reportedly being forced to close due to delays in Scotland’s Test and Protect contact tracing system. The Scottish Government has been urged to hire more contact tracers after the most recent figures show that 14% of cases took longer than 72 hours to close, and 43% took longer than 48 hours. In …

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