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Boris Johnson to resign as PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today told Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, that he intends to step down from his role as leader of the Conservative Party. But Johnson wants to stay on in a caretaker role as prime minister until the Conservative Party choses a new leader to replace him. […]

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Nicola Sturgeon announces plan to hold second independence referendum in October 2023

Nicola Sturgeon announced today that her government plans to hold another independence referendum on 19 October 2023. Speaking to Holyrood in a televised address, she said that the 2021 Scottish general election’s pro-independence majority gave her a mandate to pursue another referendum. Like the 2014 vote, the referendum would be consultative, meaning that the result […]

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Omicron variant sweeps Scotland

As of Wednesday 1 December, there are now ten reported omicron cases in Scotland, a rise of one from five in Lancashire and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area reported on Tuesday.  During her announcement on Tuesday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon identified the nine individuals as being linked to a single […]

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A small drop in a very large ocean

Starting November off with a bang, Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland would pledge £1 million to help developing countries to deal with the “loss and damage” of climate change. This money will be coming from the Climate Justice Fund which will be increasing from £6 million to £24 million. Scotland has received praise from […]

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Extinction Rebellion march through Edinburgh as COP26 begins

On Sunday 31 November, the day that COP26 began in Glasgow, hundreds of people were out, not trick-or-treating, but protesting. These demonstrators were part of Extinction Rebellion (XR), a global environmental movement fighting against mass extinction and committed to the prevention of the collapse of climate and ecological systems.  The march started from the Meadows […]

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Covid-19 vaccine certificate legally enforced in Scotland

The covid-19 vaccine certification scheme became enforceable by law on 18 October 2021 in Scotland. This followed a seventeen-day grace period after the scheme was originally announced to begin on 1 October this year.  The grace period was enacted to allow venues and businesses time to test the procedure required. The scheme requires all adults […]

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Covid passport plans delayed

The requirement to provide covid vaccine certification to enter nightclubs in Scotland has been delayed and will now come into law on 18 October. The announcement of the delay was made by Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday 28 September shortly before the launch of the NHS Scotland Covid certification app on Thursday 30 September. The launch […]

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Majority of restrictions to end in Scotland

On Tuesday 3 August, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will begin following in England’s footsteps and drop further Covid-19 restrictions from Monday 9 August.  This means that larger groups will be allowed in various settings, such as concerts, pubs and restaurants.  Those who have come into contact with individuals who have tested positive […]