Trade unions argue that all production should be halted due to Covid-19., but Pernod Ricard, which operates a bottling plant in Dumbarton, disagree. … More IS WHISKY ESSENTIAL TO HEALTH AND WELFARE OF SCOTLAND?
Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton, Vale of Leven and Helensburgh has today joined calls to give free travel on public transport to all NHS staff. … More VIRUS: BAILLIE CALLS FOR FREE TRAVEL FOR NHS STAFF
Endurance athlete Jason Black, an Irish Red Cross Global Ambassador, tweeted his outrage at those visitors beating a path to Donegal last weekend who “can’t have got the memo – stay the f…. at home and social distance”. … More TRAVEL: VIRUS FEARS CLOSE WILD ATLANTIC WAY
The rain took the hint and poured down all afternoon, while I walked the streets. A lovely County Town. Only one building -the Quayside Centre – over two storeys and it an eyesore compared to the limestone terraces. … More TRAVEL: RAINBOW OVER SLIGO
The latest data released by PAMCo shows that the daily audience number across the press industry – which includes national and numerous regional news brands – now totals 34 million readers, which is growth of 10% year-on-year. … More MORE PEOPLE THAN EVER READING QUALITY NEWS
Innovative measures are taken by residents in the Lantern Bar, Galway, after the “pubs will be closed until March 29” announcement tonight. … More DESPERATE TIMES REQUIRE DESPERATE MEASURES
In a statement posted on its Twitter page, the management of Grogan’s Castle Lounge on William Street said that due to the “small size of our pub it is impossible to ensure our customers and staff keep the recommended social distancing”. It said it would close on Saturday night until March 29th. … More TIME TO DRINK UP IN IRISH PUBS TO COME SOON?
A Scots MP is self-isolating after showing symptoms of coronavirus, according to BBC Scotland. Dr Lisa Cameron announced the move on Twitter and said she had been forced to cancel her constituency surgeries on medical advice. … More CORONAVIRUS: LATEST NEWS IN SCOTLAND
For generations Irish families have enjoyed taking a break with a delicious scone filled with butter, cream and jam.
They are perfect all year round, but are particularly popular during the summer when they can be garnished with strawberries and raspberries and eaten as part of a picnic. … More NOTHING LIKE A SCONE ON ST PATRICK’S DAY