Day: 9 September 2021

Glasgow leader Susan Aitken under fire over city streets

Glasgow’s streets should be clean at all times, the city’s council leader insisted, as she faced accusations that efforts to spruce it up were only made in response to visits by dignitaries such as US President Joe Biden. Councillor Susan Aitken also said she was “not surprised” residents are dissatisfied with cleansing services. It came with …

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Scotland to introduce vaccine passports from October after MSPs back plans

VACCINE passports for nightclubs and large events will be introduced in Scotland from the beginning of October after controversial plans were rubber-stamped by MSPs. It comes despite critics insisting the proposals are “riddled with holes”, with an “astounding” lack of detail on how the scheme will operate.  Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar earlier told Nicola Sturgeon …

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SNP MSP: UK Government’s social care reform funding strategy ‘weakening’ case for Union

AN SNP MSP has warned the UK Government’s controversial social care tax hike plans are “weakening” their case for the Union – adding the proposals are “undermining devolution” Speaking on the Herlad’s Brian Taylor Podcast, Fiona Hyslop warned Boris Johnson’s plans to hike National Insurance contributions “will hit the poorest the most”, calling on social …

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Scotland’s Wild Medicine: New book teaches us how to reconnect with nature

The natural healing power of Scotland’s wild places is the subject of a new book by Clare Holohan and Lilia Sinclair. At 21, Clare Holohan decided to swap her Glasgow-based city lifestyle for a simpler rural way of life in the Highlands. A trained medical herbalist, Holohan moved with her partner to Lochaline – a …

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Covid: SNP minister suggests vaccine passports could be needed for international travel

SCOTLAND’S Transport Secretary has suggested that “the need for individuals to be vaccinated” could be key for international travel to return to more normal levels. The Scottish Government is pressing ahead with plans to set up vaccine passports for what it regards as “high-risk” settings such as night clubs and large-capacity events. But Michael Matheson …

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TRNSMT travel warning from ScotRail ahead of strike action and engineering works

Due to both engineering works and ongoing industrial action, the rail service released a statement today warning festival goers to plan their travel route in advance. Head of Scotrail customer operations, Phil Campbell said: “We’re urging people heading to TRNSMT this weekend to make their travel plans now. “Planned engineering works, and ongoing industrial action …

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Queen’s Park: Man in serious condition following stabbing after altercation with ’15 youths’

A man has been left in a serious but stable condition after being attacked by approximately 15 youths and then stabbed following an altercation in Glasgow’s Southside on Wednesday night. At around 8pm on Wednesday, September 8, a 27-year-old man and his girlfriend were walking through Queen’s Park, Glasgow, where, on approaching the bandstand area, …

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