Not only did Ireland diverge radically from British policy, but the differences have proved to be literally vital. To put it starkly: hundreds of people are alive today in Ireland because Dublin did not take its lead from London. The breaking of the old habit has been a lifesaver.
Scotland’s tourism and hospitality sector has been hit hard by this pandemic and we do not underestimate the crisis this has created. The Scottish Government has been doing everything in its power to support the sector through the challenges it faces.
The council’s Business Continuity Committee have agreed to award a multi-million pound contract to give Helensburgh a high quality swimming pool and leisure centre.
We do not think hotels should be used for the accommodation of people seeking refugee protection. Hotels are not homes. We accept that hotels may be necessary for a very short period in a public health emergency so people are not left on the streets. However, the longer people are stuck in hotels the worse it gets.
The company will not be known as Bunch of Warmers or as Roasters Incorporate despite wide speculation that it would be since the SNP administration has already squandered £5 million of public money on it.
CalMac poised to increase sailings CalMac is preparing to increase the frequency of sailings from July. Picture by Bill Heaney By Democrat reporter West coast