Gill Wilson 

Update on publication of COVID-19 statistics

22/04/20 09:32 Update on publication of COVID-19 statistics The Scottish Government will publish additional information on coronavirus (COVID-19) from today (Wednesday 22 April) including the number of suspected cases in adult care homes.  The Scottish Government currently publishes a range of information daily on testing, NHS Board data on the number of people in Scottish …

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Business confidence survey – impact of lockdown

Think tank Scotianomics has carried out what is believed to be the most detailed survey to date of Scottish businesses (420 respondents) and the impact on them of the Coronavirus lockdown. I hope the breakdown by sector will allow you to tailor a story to best suit your part of the Highlands, with agriculture, forestry, fishing …

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Council confirms details for Household Waste Recycling Centres to reopen

The Highland Council can now confirm which of the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) across the region will re-open from Monday 1st June 2020.  A phased approach to re-opening the sites will be adopted with strict controls in place to help manage social distancing and to ensure the anticipated high number of visitors and volume …

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Highland Charity Assessing How to Welcome Customers Back

High Life Highland (HLH) is pleased that the pre-emptive work staff have been undertaking during the current COVID-19 lockdown period is very much in line with the Scottish Government’s route map for emerging from the crisis. This means no time will be lost as preparations are made for welcoming customers back to its locations at …

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Impact of coronavirus on rural economy and connectivity to be investigated by MSPs

The impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s transport services and the rural economy is to be investigated by MSPs. The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee has issued a call for evidence on the Scottish Government’s response to the pandemic. Views are sought on the impact of the emergency and the implications for public transport …

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Tackling violence against women and girls during Covid-19

New guidance for local authorities. Councils will get more support to deal with increased levels of domestic abuse and gender-based violence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New guidance developed in partnership with COSLA will help women and children continue to get the best support that they deserve. The guidance signposts to local resources, and assists …

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£2.7m support awarded to Highlands and Islands communities

More than 120 communities across the Highlands and Islands are among the first in Scotland to benefit from the Scottish Government’s £350 million package of support to address the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. The £40 million Supporting Communities Fund, which forms part of the Scottish Government’s support package, is being administered across the …

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Local groups get a £10 million boost.

Families on lower incomes and older people are to get more support with extra funding for lifeline services to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund will go directly to more than 250 community groups. The community groups operate as ‘anchors’, bringing together charities, volunteers, social enterprises …

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£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Further to Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s announcement this morning that the Scottish Government’s additional £100m fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be open for applications from 2pm, we wanted to provide you with more information about this support. Companies can find full details on our partnership website Find Business Support. This grant funding has been …

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