“I guess it’s been a bit of a mixed week of good and alarming news for Orkney folk, depending on your perspective”
“I am extremely proud to have taken a Bill through parliament that will have such a positive effect on the lives of Scotland’s children.”
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.
“The Scottish Welfare Fund is an important example of the kind of action the SNP has taken to ensure there is additional financial support in place for people in Orkney coping with the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. “
“This £1 million fund, delivered by the Scottish Government, is an exciting opportunity for local projects and locally-based online businesses to support town centres and promote their local community. “
” the new cases would appear to reinforce the message that so many folk miss, or choose to ignore – the virus doesn’t move, people move it.”
” I was pleased this week to help unveil the new Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland.”
Scotland’s Test & Protect service was rolled out across Scotland on 28 May and has since launched a ‘Protect Scotland’ app to assist in contact tracing.
“The restrictions focus on households and in the hospitality sector, as evidence shows that these are the sources of the highest number of new positive cases.”
“Some of the key commitments are specifically to address issues around the pandemic, including the launch of a proximity tracing app, Protect Scotland”