Holyrood News

First Minister does a u-turn on beer gardens

Local MSP Graham Simpson has welcomed that beer gardens are set to re-open on July 6 but questioned what evidence has changed Nicola Sturgeon’s mind after she ruled it out just six days ago.

Calls for transparency on lockdown measures

Local MSP Graham Simpson says SNP First Minister Nicola Sturgeon needs to be fully transparent on the evidence to continue keeping outdoor bear gardens shut.

Local government Covid-19 black hole grows to £150m

The black hole faced by councils across Scotland fighting coronavirus has risen by half to almost £150 million, new documents have revealed.

Local authorities previously estimated they were already £100 million short in terms of resources dedicated to battling the impact of Covid-19.