Category Archives: Latest Issues

Phase Three: what’s new?

The First Minister today announced that the progress we’ve made in suppressing COVID-19 means that we can now move to phase three of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown. Coronavirus, although at very low levels in Scotland, is … Continue reading

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Phase two: what’s changing?

Today, the First Minister has announced that we are now ready to move into phase two of the Scottish Government’s four phase route map out of lockdown. We have been able to move to this phase at this time because … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

Following the senseless death of George Floyd and the protests which have followed in the United States and elsewhere I have been contacted by a large number of constituents asking for my views on the matter. I can state clearly … Continue reading

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COVID-19: LOCKDOWN MEASURES

It’s critical during this time that governments provide strong and clear public health messages that are easy to understand and implement. The message here in Scotland remains consistent and clear as it also does in Wales and Northern Ireland – … Continue reading

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COVID-19: DOG GROOMERS & DOG WALKERS

Dog groomers The Scottish Government recognises that the lack of access to professional pet grooming services has the potential to impact on the welfare of certain breeds of animal, particularly those requiring regular grooming to maintain their wellbeing.

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COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR PUBS

Pubs and restaurants are a valued part of our communities and they have been hit particularly hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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SUPPORT FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS

The SNP at Westminster have been pressing the UK Government to support people on low income throughout the coronavirus crisis.

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BRITISH AIRWAYS JOB LOSSES

It is evident that the global aviation industry is facing an unprecedented challenge in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. However, the announcement by British Airways that they are making nearly 30% of its workforce redundant came as a huge … Continue reading

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