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.

Homebuyers left in limbo are desperate for construction sites to reopen

The Scottish Government still hasn’t confirmed a date that construction can begin again in Scotland causing 6,000 would-be homeowners unimaginable frustration, inconvenience and cost.

For many anxiously waiting, the work to be completed on their new homes is extremely minor.