Coronavirus restrictions are to ease in Scotland on Monday as Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the country will move to Level 0 of lockdown measures, with some changes to original plans.The First Minister briefed MSPs in a virtual setting of the Scottish Parliament, which was recalled from its summer recess for the update.She said the success of the vaccination programme meant restrictions could be eased as planned next week, but with some modifications.Under the Level 0 rules, social distancing will be reduced to one metre inside public places.
Following advice from Scotland's CMO (Chief Medical Officer) Nicola Sturgeon confirms plans to vaccinate 12-15 year olds against Covid-19. Ms Sturgeon also announced that vaccine boosters will be offered from next week alongside the flu jab to many groups across the country, including all adults over 50, as well as frontline health and care workers. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she wants the UK and Scottish governments to reach an agreement in a "spirit of co-operation" over a second independence referendum. She asserts that an independent Scotland will be an "EU member state". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Prime Minister Boris Johnson can either "accept democracy" or "block democracy" when it comes to a second independence referendum in Scotland. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Most of the remaining Covid restrictions are to be scrapped in Scotland from Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has said, but the legal requirement to wear face coverings in some settings will remain.The First Minister told MSPs in a virtual sitting of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move beyond Level 0 – the lowest level of a five-tier system of restrictions in Scotland – due to the “steady decline in cases” and “the success of vaccination”.She said most of the remaining legally imposed restrictions – including on physical distancing and limits to the size of social gatherings – would be lifted, allowing large-scale events to take place.
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The airport of Barra, Scotland is the only scheduled airport in the world with a beach as runway. Only when the tides clear the seabed can pilots head for the Outer Hebrides Island in Scotland. Barra Airport is a short-runway airport situated in the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhòr at the northern tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. The airport is unique, believed to be the only one in the world where scheduled flights use a tidal beach as the runway.
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reaffirms her party's aim to hold a second independence referendum "before the end of 2023" but only when the COVID crisis has passed. She asks her fellow MSPs which parliament - "Westminster or Holyrood" - should make choices as to "what kind of country" Scotland wants to be. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn