Two charged for 100mph Moray dash

Source: Northern Scot Two charged for 100mph Moray dash A PLEA has been issued to road users to drive responsibly after two people were charged with travelling at more than 100mph on a stretch of Moray road.

Elgin success at piping day

Source: Northern Scot Elgin success at piping day PIPING at Forres witnessed aMoray victory on Saturday as Elgin and District gained first place in the grade 4B category.

Views wanted on help for Moray pupils

Source: Northern Scot Views wanted on help for Moray pupils DROP-IN sessions will be held later this summer prior to the implementation of Moray Council’s strategy on additional support needs for schoolchildren.

Scottish stillbirth and early infant death rates lowest in the UK and approaching lowest in the world

Source: John Robertson Scottish stillbirth and early infant death rates lowest in the UK and approaching lowest in the world © http://happynewmum.com In the Nordic countries – Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland – the rate of stillbirths and deaths of babies within 28 days is 4.3 per 1 000 live births. This is the lowest in the world. In the USA, it’s about 10. The Scottish figure has now fallen to just 4.72 with the rate for the UK at 5.61. This good news is from the BBC website! If you can bear to watch Reporting Scotland or […]

The Scottish Government’s new Social Security Bill further highlights the contrast between its vision and that of the heartless Tories

Source: John Robertson The Scottish Government’s new Social Security Bill further highlights the contrast between its vision and that of the heartless Tories You’ve, no doubt, read plenty on the dementia tax, the bedroom tax and the rape clause which so neatly sum up the kind of people the Tories are and the extent to which their values contrast with those of the SNP. I’ve already written about this at some length. See, for example: The SNP Government shows its good heart as the Tories squirm in heartless poverty creation Scotland becomes the only part of the UK with statutory […]

Scottish Government grants to further boost Scotland’s food and drink industry which already produces 28% of all UK exports

Source: John Robertson Scottish Government grants to further boost Scotland’s food and drink industry which already produces 28% of all UK exports We already know that Scotland plays a dis-proportionally large part in the UK’s food and drinks industries. See, for example: With only 8% of the population, Scotland accounts for more than 28% of UK food and drink exports. Too wee to survive on our own? Determined to maintain this high performance, the Scottish government has allocated £5.8 million in grants to food processing companies so that they can improve the facilities and safeguard around 1 200 jobs. In […]

Scottish Government confirms that no Scottish tower blocks have been clad in the type used on Grenfell Tower

Source: John Robertson Scottish Government confirms that no Scottish tower blocks have been clad in the type used on Grenfell Tower © scottishhousingnews.com A speedy response from all of Scotland’s local authorities and other landlords has confirmed than none of their tower blocks have been clad in the inflammable aluminium composite used at Grenfell. The group which ordered the survey and response has also initiated these actions: The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) will continue to carry out additional operational assurance visits to high-rise buildings. Since the Grenfell Tower fire, over 200 visits have been carried out by the […]

'Missing' Lynsay is found

Source: Northern Scot ‘Missing’ Lynsay is found POLICE Scotland can confirm that Lynsay Feeney, aged 32, who was reported missing in the Elgin area has been traced safe and well.

Most North Sea oil and gas firms no longer planning job cuts and reporting growing confidence in recruitment according to Bank of Scotland report.

Source: John Robertson Most North Sea oil and gas firms no longer planning job cuts and reporting growing confidence in recruitment according to Bank of Scotland report. (c) businessforscotland.com We’ve already seen three recent reports including one from the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce confirming a clear turnaround of the employment prospects in the North Sea: Scottish Oil’s Confident Future: Three Reports We’ve also seen a report from Aberdeen JobCentre reporting month-on-month improvements with more workers returning to the sector. As Scottish unemployment falls, North Sea employment starts to climb again Now, to add further evidence, we have a Bank […]

Thief drove off on a golf buggy

Source: Northern Scot Thief drove off on a golf buggy POLICE are hunting a thief who drove off down a public road on a golf buggy. The buggy was stolen from Kinloss Country Golf Club in the early hours of Wednesday last week. A man, estimated to be in his