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Test, track and trace efforts to be ramped up with hiring of 18,000 people to track cases of Covid-19

24 April 2020
Test, track and trace efforts to be ramped up with hiring of 18,000 people to track cases of Covid-19

Test, track and trace efforts to be ramped up with hiring of 18,000 people to track cases of Covid-19

24 April 2020

UK health secretary Matt Hancock has said 18,000 people are to be employed to trace and track cases of Covid-19.


Return to normal 'not on the cards' in the near future, says First Minister

23 April 2020
Return to normal 'not on the cards' in the near future, says First Minister

Return to normal 'not on the cards' in the near future, says First Minister

23 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has outlined possible ways the government could end the lockdown.


Foreign Secretary praises 'amazing work' by the British armed forces supporting the Covid-19 response

23 April 2020
Foreign Secretary praises 'amazing work' by the British armed forces supporting the Covid-19 response

Foreign Secretary praises 'amazing work' by the British armed forces supporting the Covid-19 response

23 April 2020

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has paid tribute to the armed forces for their role providing support in the UK’s battle with Covid-19.


New figures reveal those over 75 make up vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Scotland

23 April 2020
New figures reveal those over 75 make up vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Scotland

New figures reveal those over 75 make up vast majority of coronavirus deaths in Scotland

23 April 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has detailed measures to protect care home residents as statistics most Covid-19 deaths take place among the over-75s.


MSP calls for support for Highland sporting estates amid the Covid-19 pandemic

22 April 2020
MSP calls for support for Highland sporting estates amid the Covid-19 pandemic

MSP calls for support for Highland sporting estates amid the Covid-19 pandemic

22 April 2020

Donald Stewart says estates must not be 'overlooked' for government support


Coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area now stand at 50

22 April 2020
Coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area now stand at 50

Coronavirus deaths in the NHS Highland area now stand at 50

22 April 2020

A total of 50 people have now died in the NHS Highland area from either confirmed or suspected Covid-19.


City is to get a coronavirus testing centre for key workers

21 April 2020
City is to get a coronavirus testing centre for key workers

City is to get a coronavirus testing centre for key workers

21 April 2020

A new drive-through coronavirus testing facility is to open in Inverness.


Highland politicians call for government action to support media outlets

20 April 2020
Highland politicians call for government action to support media outlets

Highland politicians call for government action to support media outlets

20 April 2020

Politicians have called for support for media outlets which employ hundreds of people across the north.


Care homes to get personal protective equipment from the government and ramped-up testing

18 April 2020
Care homes to get personal protective equipment from the government and ramped-up testing

Care homes to get personal protective equipment from the government and ramped-up testing

18 April 2020

Health secretary Jeane Freeman acknowledged the need to do more for those in the care home sector


Scottish Government to set up economic recovery group

18 April 2020
Scottish Government to set up economic recovery group

Scottish Government to set up economic recovery group

18 April 2020

The Scottish Government is to start post-Covid-19 economic planning with the assistance of business leaders and experts.


Highlife Highland furloughs more than 1200 staff after closing much of its operations a month ago

17 April 2020
Highlife Highland furloughs more than 1200 staff after closing much of its operations a month ago

Highlife Highland furloughs more than 1200 staff after closing much of its operations a month ago

17 April 2020

The staff have been sent home on full pay though hundreds have also volunteered to support Highland Council's Covid-19 efforts


Ross County does its bit to help during lockdown with 'For Our People' campaign

17 April 2020
Ross County does its bit to help during lockdown with 'For Our People' campaign

Ross County does its bit to help during lockdown with 'For Our People' campaign

17 April 2020

ROSS County FC has launched a campaign to sustain its “bond” with the local community and do everything it can to help during the Covid-19.


NHS Highland staff thanked for their 'exceptional' work during the Covid-19 pandemic

17 April 2020
NHS Highland staff thanked for their 'exceptional' work during the Covid-19 pandemic

NHS Highland staff thanked for their 'exceptional' work during the Covid-19 pandemic

17 April 2020

NHS Highland chairman Professor Boyd Robertson has thanked health board staff for their “exceptional work” during the Covid-19 outbreak.


NHS Highland consultant working to undermine the urban myths around Covid-19

16 April 2020
NHS Highland consultant working to undermine the urban myths around Covid-19

NHS Highland consultant working to undermine the urban myths around Covid-19

16 April 2020

The expert in pharmaceutical public health said she wants to stop misinformation from 'going viral'


First Minister reacts to statistics showing a quarter of Scottish Covid-19 coronavirus deaths have occurred in care homes

15 April 2020
First Minister reacts to statistics showing a quarter of Scottish Covid-19 coronavirus deaths have occurred in care homes

First Minister reacts to statistics showing a quarter of Scottish Covid-19 coronavirus deaths have occurred in care homes

15 April 2020

Nicola Sturgeon said “residents of care homes matter every bit as much" after it was confirmed one in four Covid-19 deaths are among those in care.


LifeScan steps in to help with production of personal protective equipment

15 April 2020
LifeScan steps in to help with production of personal protective equipment

LifeScan steps in to help with production of personal protective equipment

15 April 2020

LifeScan is helping in the battle to keep frontline workers supplied with vital safety equipment as they treat patients with coronavirus.


Rise in the number of coronavirus deaths in Highlands

15 April 2020
Rise in the number of coronavirus deaths in Highlands

Rise in the number of coronavirus deaths in Highlands

15 April 2020

New statistics reveal that almost 1000 people have been confirmed or suspected to have died because of the coronavirus in Scotland.


Scottish Government accused of performing a u-turn over Covid-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

15 April 2020
Scottish Government accused of performing a u-turn over Covid-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

Scottish Government accused of performing a u-turn over Covid-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

15 April 2020

The Scottish Government has announced another £220 million is to be made available for businesses during the coronavirus crisis.


Chancellor challenges grim warnings over economy

14 April 2020
Chancellor challenges grim warnings over economy

Chancellor challenges grim warnings over economy

14 April 2020

The Chancellor has challenged the view of an independent fiscal watchdog that the UK economy could shrink by 35 per cent


Politician fears Highlands 'could face the brunt of a recession'

14 April 2020
Politician fears Highlands 'could face the brunt of a recession'

Politician fears Highlands 'could face the brunt of a recession'

14 April 2020

Question marks hang over the Scottish Government's move to cut Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) funding by five per cent.


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