“We’ve been clear that we won’t use public finance to pay serious and organised criminals intent on disrupting public services and extorting public funds”
“Flood Alerts have been issued for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Caithness and Sutherland, Findhorn Nairn Moray & Speyside and Orkney due to heavy rain expected across coastal areas between 8am and 2pm , Thursday 21 January.
Flooding from surface water and small, fast responding, watercourses is possible throughout Thursday and overnight into Friday.
“Whilst having moved quickly to isolate our systems, cyber security specialists, working with SEPA, Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the National Cyber Security Centre have now confirmed the significance of the ongoing incident. “
Flood alert for Orkney
Farmed salmon is Scotland’s number 1 food export and according to the industry, directly employs 12,000 workers
Heavy rain is forecast to continue to affect this area until Wednesday afternoon.
There is a risk of coastal flooding in this area on Sunday due to a combination of high tides, surge and waves. The greatest risk is around the time of high tide. Potential impacts include isolated flooding affecting individual properties, localised flooding of exposed land and roads, and spray and wave overtopping.
2.4 million tonnes of household waste was generated in Scotland in 2019, a slight increase from 2018.
A combination of high tides and strong Southeasterly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24 hours.