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Scotland's largest political party and party of Government. Centre left and social democratic.
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The SNP 2h
🔬 Recent minor outbreaks in Scotland, and larger spikes in the rest of the world, remind us that Covid is still out there and still dangerous. 🧼 By following the rules on social distancing, face coverings and hand hygiene, we can all stay safe, protect others and save lives.
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The SNP 3h
🚫 Long history of racist views ⚽️ Missing key debates for a football jaunt ⚠️ Voting against protecting our NHS 🔎 Always siding with Westminster over Scotland Here’s all you need to know about Douglas Ross, the likely next Scottish Tory leader.
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Scottish Government 3h
Ahead of Scottish schools reopening next week, FM today outlined the School Age Payment; a £250 payment to help families on low incomes with the costs of preparing for school. To find out if you're eligible, go to or call 0800 182 2222.
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Ross Colquhoun 8h
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 This is well worth a read. We must not lose sight of how close we are to achieving independence for Scotland. Together, we can make it happen.
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BBC Scotland News 7h
. says pictures on social media over the weekend of predominantly young people gathering with no physical distancing in place made her “want to cry”. Latest -
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The SNP 7h
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JF: "I know it has been a hugely challenging time for social care staff and providers in dealing with what is an unprecedented situation. You have my sincere thanks for your professionalism, your compassion, your care and the work you do every single day."
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The SNP 7h
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JF: "This additional financial support together with the other measures we've put in place I hope is a practical demonstration of our commitment to supporting the sustainability and the resistance of the social care sector."
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The SNP 7h
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JF: "I've been clear from the outset that we will meet any increasing need for social care as a result of the pandemic, and we'll continue to work closely with COSLA, the local authority body, and with our NHS boards to make sure they have the resources they require."
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The SNP 7h
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JF: "So this additional money, now up to £100m, will support social care providers with Covid-19 related costs including reductions in occupancy levels in residential care, additional staffing or sickness costs, enhanced infection prevention and control measures, and PPE."
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The SNP 7h
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JF: "Today I'm pleased to announce that, following agreement with our colleagues in local government, I'm providing further support of up to an additional £50m."
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The SNP 7h
Health Secretary : "Social care is playing a critical role in supporting people during this pandemic, and in May I provided £50m to support the sector in its response to Covid-19."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "If you have let those standards slip, which I guess would be not surprising, then please take this opportunity to tighten up, because lives really do depend on it and we've all got a part to play."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "My thanks to everybody for your cooperation and your compliance, and please, as I said on Friday, pause and think about how you're behaving in your own lives."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "If we do that we will all play our part in continuing to suppress this virus, and we can then ensure that, rather than having to go into reverse, we can continue to move in the right direction out of lockdown."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "None of us want to see that here in Scotland. I certainly don't. Incidents like the one in Aberdeen remind us how fragile things are right now though, and it underlines how all of us need to stick to these rules."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "Every day we see the evidence of what can happen if the virus gets out of control. Around the world right now, across Europe, in parts of England we're seeing significant flare-ups and in many places, restrictions are having to be reimposed."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "Following this advice is actually more important now than it's ever been because every step out of lockdown we take, the more opportunities we give the virus to spread - so we have to be extra careful and extra vigilant."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "F - Face coverings must be worn in enclosed spaces such as shops and public transport. A - avoid crowded places. C - clean your hands and hard surfaces regularly. T - two-metre distancing remains the rule. S - self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "I want to end – as I usually do – by reminding you once again of Facts. These are the five key things all of us must remember in absolutely everything we do."
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The SNP 7h
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NS: "Last year, it benefitted more than 18,000 families. And I hope that this year – at a really tough time for many people – it will provide even more households with that little bit of extra support."
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