100 days of WHO reports – time to get masked up

Source:: NewsNet Scotland 100 days of WHO reports – time to get masked up By Russell Bruce 29th April marked 100 days of WHO (World Health Organisation) daily reports on Covid-19. This is the first major epidemic to hit Europe and the US to such an extent since the 1918 Spanish flu epidemic. Masks were an established part of the response then and Scotland is now on that journey today. Nicola Sturgeon’s recommendation to cover up when in public has gone down well with those who understand the continuing dangers of infectivity transmission. Trisha… Read the full article:: […]

Former SNP deputy Jim Sillars has shot himself in the foot

Source:: The National Former SNP deputy Jim Sillars has shot himself in the foot IT seems to me that Jim Sillars has a death wish for the very independent Scotland that he (apparently) desires. Read the full article:: The National Former SNP deputy Jim Sillars has shot himself in the foot

April Daze in the Howff

Source:: Bella Caledonia April Daze in the Howff howff /haʊf/. A favourite meeting place or haunt, especially a pub. Welcome to the Howff, Bella’s lounge bar for the lockdown. It’s Thursday night, so we’re over the hump and we’re flattening the curve and all that. First up we have episode 20 (yes, 20!) of Bella’s radio show, Groove On. You can check out […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia April Daze in the Howff

Nicola Sturgeon pushing for independence would be career suicide

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon pushing for independence would be career suicide SOME independence activists, and even politicians like Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil, berate the SNP leadership for their apparent disengagement with the constitutional question. Frustration at forever playing the long game is made worse by the fact that the First Minister was seen by some as somewhat over-cautious even before the deadly coronavirus pandemic struck. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon pushing for independence would be career suicide

Groove On 20

Source:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 20 Bella Caledonia · Groove On – Episode 20 Bella Caledonia’s Groove On continues with Episode 20, featuring funk, soul, jazz, pop and much more. It begins with a piece of library funk called ‘Funky Express (Re-Edit)’, recorded by Duncan Lamont in 1975, that can be found on Music For Dancefloors: The Cream Of the KPM […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Groove On 20

UK coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 26,711

Source:: The National UK coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 26,711 THE UK’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 26,711, a rise of 674. Read the full article:: The National UK coronavirus death toll rises by 674 to 26,711

UK Government urged to follow Scotland's lead on sign language interpreters

Source:: The National UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s lead on sign language interpreters THE UK Government has been told it can save lives if it follows Scotland’s lead on having sign language interpreters at daily coronavirus conferences. Read the full article:: The National UK Government urged to follow Scotland’s lead on sign language interpreters

How to Restart the Economy After C19

Source:: Bella Caledonia How to Restart the Economy After C19 HOW TO RESTART THE ECONOMY AFTER C19 * THE potential economic implosion of capitalism as a result of the medical emergency has thrown up a host of theories regarding how to rebuild the Scottish, UK and global economies on a more resilient basis. Many of these ideas have been around in one form or another […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia How to Restart the Economy After C19

Boris Johnson predicted to say lockdown could last until June

Source:: The National Boris Johnson predicted to say lockdown could last until June THE Prime Minister is to set out the UK’s lockdown exit strategy in the Government’s daily press conference tonight as his spokesman suggested measures could last until June. Read the full article:: The National Boris Johnson predicted to say lockdown could last until June

A failure of duty

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug A failure of duty Yesterday the British Government finally began to include deaths from covid-19 recorded outside hospitals in England in the statistics it is giving daily and has added these to the figure for deaths in English hospitals. The official figure for those who have tragically died from this terrible disease in the UK as of Wednesday 29 April stands at 26,097. This is higher than the official figures for Spain (23,822) and France (24,087 – figure from Google ), and close to… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug A failure of […]

Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our present crisis?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our present crisis? Where is the wisdom and ability to ask big questions in our present crisis? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, April 29th 2020 The world is united for once in sadness, tragedy and death. Everywhere there is crisis and anxiety, and in most places a lack of political leadership and absence of candour in public debate, despite the best intentions of the scientific community. In these trying times a degree of honesty about difficult choices facing government, society, businesses, families and individuals… Read […]

Nicola Sturgeon: Highly unlikely lockdown will be eased next week

Source:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: Highly unlikely lockdown will be eased next week IT will almost certainly be too early to safely lift any of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions when they are reviewed next week, the First Minister has said. Read the full article:: The National Nicola Sturgeon: Highly unlikely lockdown will be eased next week

Coronavirus: FM confirms deaths of 60 more patients in Scotland

Source:: The National Coronavirus: FM confirms deaths of 60 more patients in Scotland THE number of people who have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus has risen by 60. Read the full article:: The National Coronavirus: FM confirms deaths of 60 more patients in Scotland

On the Need for a Scottish Football Festival

Source:: Bella Caledonia On the Need for a Scottish Football Festival UEFA this week announced a four-week deadline for the SPFL to decide on final plans for the future of this season’s Premiership campaign. Amidst all the acrimony here’s a proposal for how to finish the league, bring much needed income to the clubs, bring back the football in the lockdown, and retain some integrity for […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On the Need for a Scottish Football Festival