Gill Wilson 

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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Additional support for business

Published: 15 Apr 2020 06:00 Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Business, industry and innovation Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19. Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses – including the recently self-employed – to help them deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The …

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Coronavirus: Ask-a-friend cash access scheme extended

Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode …

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Highland Council: Council issues COVID-19 advice to tenants

The Highland Council is sending a bulletin to all council tenants providing them with advice about issues related to Coronavirus.The bulletin contains information of a wide range of topics including energy advice, details on changes to homelessness services, how to get housing support, support for anyone in rent arrears, awareness tips from Trading Standards on …

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MSP Calls on Highland Residents to Volunteer During Pandemic

MSP CALLS ON HIGHLAND RESIDENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING PANDEMICSNP MSP Maree Todd has called on residents to volunteer in their communities during the coronavirus pandemic. A new ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign has been launched to encourage people to volunteer.While the most important ask for the public remains to stay at home and follow the essential public …

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Highland Council Trading Standards – Travellers Consumer Rights Covid 19

Consumer rights may be affected by the spread of the virus by way of cancellation of flights, accommodation, package holidays and events.Here is a guide to consumers from Highland Council Trading Standards regarding travelling rights whether you have booked a flight or holiday abroad or have booked a staycation.Flights suspended – where an airline suspends …

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