Day: 16 September 2021

Airline stocks lift amid travel change speculation

Speculation that the UK’s international travel restrictions might soon be overhauled sent airlines soaring on Thursday. According to reports, those who have had two vaccinations might be able to travel without quarantine into all but the worst-hit countries, and avoid costly PCR tests when travelling to the UK. Traders responded to this speculation on Thursday …

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Alba MPs urge SNP to join Commons bid to scrap Holyrood protest change

TWO Scottish MPs are trying to stop a controversial change to Holyrood’s security status making demonstrators liable to prosecution. Alba’s Neale Hanvey and Kenny MacAskill have tabled a motion to annul the Westminster legislation behind the move, which critics say is a risk to protests outside Holyrood.   Mr Hanvey today addressed a rally outside the …

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Tennent’s drafts in Scottish brewing and pub heavyweight as new chairman

THE owner of Tennent’s Lager has drafted in Scottish brewing and pubs veteran Ralph Findlay as its new chairman. C&C Group has appointed Mr Findlay, the former chief executive of Marston’s, as director and chair designate. The Scot will join the board as a non-executive chairman on March 1, before succeeding Stewart Gilliland as chairman …

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Sturgeon insists Ferguson ferries ‘on journey to recovery’

NICOLA Sturgeon has claimed Scotland’s nationalised shipyard at the centre of a ferries fiasco “is on a journey to recovery”. But the First Minister admitted that “it has a way to go in that journey” as she responded to criticism over the latest contracts to build two ferries going overseas. Earlier this week it was …

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Amazon hiring for 100 tech and corporate jobs in Scotland

Amazon is looking to further boost its staff numbers in Scotland with the creation of 100 tech and corporate jobs. The US giant said the majority of roles are for highly-skilled jobs across a wide range of professions, from software developers and machine learning specialists to applied sciences and product managers. Edinburgh was Amazon’s first research …

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Loch Lomond journey planner app launched to encourage sustainable trips

A new journey planning app is being trialled to encourage more sustainable modes of transport in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The app is a ‘pilot project’ funded by Transport Scotland, and is aiming to help visitors get the most out of their journey to the popular tourist destination.   By supplying information …

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Ambulance and A&E waiting times in Scotland: Let us know your experiences

NICOLA Sturgeon today apologised  “unreservedly” for long ambulance waiting times, announcing that the military could be brought in to help with the backlog. She offered her condolences to the family of Mr Brown, but said the issues in the service would continue “for a period” as pressure caused by the pandemic continues and the winter …

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