Rise in cases may 'put brakes' on lockdown easing Covid-19 in Scotland: Where are the latest cases? Antonia Ho, a consultant in infectious disease and viral epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow, says that widespread community testing means this is no longer the case, with much milder infections now being detected. … [Read more...] about How the shape of Scotland’s Covid-19 outbreak is changing
Crimes of violence rose by 5.3% to 6,775Sexual crime increased by 6.2% to 10,273Dishonesty was down by 7.8% to 115,789Fire-raising, malicious mischief, etc were up 4.4% to 54,226Other crimes were down 2.4% to 59,180.Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said police had committed "significant resources" to the investigation of historical cases of sexual abuse, domestic abuse and rape. … [Read more...] about Figures show fall in recorded crime in Scotland
people's perception that they could be a victim of crime continues to be higher than the actual risk - for example nearly 4% of people fear their vehicle being stolen while the risk is 0.1% 3.5% of adults were repeat victims of property crime and 0.8% of adults were repeat victims of violent crime 58% said the police were doing a good or excellent job in their local area, down from 61% in 2012/13 74% of adults felt very safe or fairly safe walking alone after dark Property crime in Scotland Survey of householders 2014/15 … [Read more...] about Most crime in Scotland is property related, 11,500 people survey reveals
Catholic schoolsOn the issue of denominational schools, the report found: "We do not believe that sectarianism stems from, or is the responsibility of, denominational schooling, or, specifically, Catholic schools, nor that sectarianism would be eradicated by closing such institutions." … [Read more...] about Scotland’s denominational schools ‘do not cause sectarianism’
Cabinet Office minister David Lidington says that the UK government should be able to have the final say in some areas if they fail to strike a deal with the devolved administrations - so they can "protect the essential interests of businesses and consumers in every part of the kingdom". … [Read more...] about Scotland and Brexit: what is the continuity bill?