Scotland delays Covid vaccine passport enforcement for two weeks to ‘test’ arrangements

Follow RT on The Scottish government announced on Tuesday that it will delay the enforcement of its Covid vaccine passport scheme, due to begin on Friday, giving businesses a two-week ‘grace period’ to help them to adapt to the new measures. Speaking to the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the government had […]

Army could be brought in to aid Scotland’s stretched ambulance service following reports man died after 40-HOUR wait

Follow RT on The army could be called in to assist Scotland’s overstretched ambulance service, Nicola Sturgeon has said, following reports of severely long waits. In Glasgow, one man allegedly died after waiting 40 hours for medics to arrive. Speaking on Thursday, the first minister said that the “country’s ambulance service is working under acute […]

Sturgeon & nationalists scolded as WHO data show almost half of Europe’s most Covid-infested areas are in Scotland

Follow RT on The latest data from the World Health Organization has put Scotland’s health boards at the top of the charts for Covid-19 prevalence, and not for the first time, as many complain the SNP’s pandemic masterplan has been a failure. On Wednesday, data from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 “subnational explorer” show […]

Covid vaccine passports to be required in Scotland for large events from later this month, Sturgeon reveals

Follow RT on The Scottish government has said it will hold a parliamentary vote next week to require Covid vaccine passports for anyone attending nightclubs and large events around the country in a bid to halt the recent rise in cases. Addressing the Scottish parliament on the Covid situation on Wednesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon […]

Crowds support Scottish feminist on trial for ‘hate crime’ over tweets deemed anti-transgender (VIDEO)

Follow RT on Crowds have gathered outside a Glasgow court and have been sharing their views online, demanding that a judge drop charges against a feminist activist who is accused of a hate crime against the transgender community. On Tuesday, Marion Millar, a Scottish feminist campaigner accused of hate crime, arrived at Glasgow Sheriff Court […]

Scottish minister cries ‘discrimination’ as kid is rejected from nursery over ‘ethnic-sounding’ name… but not everyone’s convinced

Follow RT on Scotland’s health minister has reported a nursery school to watchdogs after claiming his daughter’s application was twice refused on the grounds that her name is Muslim. He says he is seeking legal advice. Late on Sunday evening, Humza Yousaf, Scotland’s outspoken health minister, took to Twitter to share his “anger” after claiming […]

‘Out of her depth’: Calls for Sturgeon to resign as new data show Scotland boasts most drugs deaths in Europe, by a country mile

Follow RT on Criticism over Nicola Sturgeon’s government is mounting in Scotland as new figures show another increase in drugs deaths, with narcotic-related fatalities there overtaking those of European nations. On Friday, state archive National Records of Scotland published its latest figures on Scotland’s drug epidemic. The data showed that, in 2020, 1,339 lost their […]

‘Butt out!’: Michael Gove under fire after branding calls for new Scotland independence vote ‘reckless’ and ‘foolish’

Follow RT on Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove has sparked a row over “anglo-colonialism” after calling talk of a new Scottish independence referendum “foolish” and saying he “can’t see it” happening before the next UK general election. Countering Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s demand for a so-called ‘Indyref2’ to be held by the end of […]

Easing of Scotland’s Covid-19 lockdown to be delayed by 3 weeks to boost vaccinations, Sturgeon says

Follow RT on Scotland’s Covid-19 lockdown will not be eased for another three weeks, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned, saying that more people must be vaccinated against the virus first. Under the government’s five-tier plan, all areas had been set to enter ‘Level 0’ from June 28, meaning the complete return of the hospitality […]

‘Their’ Union? Palace mulls sending Prince William & Kate to Scotland to ‘save UK’, amid fears of new indie referendum – reports

Follow RT on Buckingham Palace is reportedly mulling sending the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to spend more time in Scotland to strengthen the UK’s unity, amid fears the government is “losing” the Scots. Reactions show the plan may backfire. “They think of it as their Union,” a source close to the royal household told […]

Scotland at ‘delicate and fragile point’ amid Covid-19 Indian variant rise, Nicola Sturgeon says as some restrictions ease

Follow RT on The first minister of Scotland has announced the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the city of Glasgow and other parts of the country, but warned about the threat still posed by the more infectious ‘Indian variant’ of the virus. Starting on Saturday, Glasgow will be moved from Level 3 to Level 2 […]

Indian variant Covid-19 spike in Scotland, Glasgow remains under tougher curbs with cases ‘uncomfortably high’

Follow RT on Scotland has been hit by an increase in the number of people testing positive for Covid-19 with the Indian variant of the virus behind as many as 50% of new cases in the country, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Glasgow will remain under its current level of restrictions due to “uncomfortably […]

‘Incredibly poisonous’ pesticide banned by EU may receive approval for use in Scottish salmon farms

Follow RT on A pesticide that has been partially banned by the European Union and blamed for decimating bee populations is expected to receive approval for use in Scottish salmon farms, according to reports. The Scottish fish farming industry plans to deploy imidacloprid, an insecticide, in order to kill sea lice that can fester among […]

Three people die in Scotland from adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccines, official data shows

Follow RT on Scotland has officially reported three deaths of people vaccinated against Covid-19, just weeks after a newspaper reported that a fatality linked to AstraZeneca’s vaccine was being investigated by the Scottish government. “There have been three deaths where the underlying cause of death was reported as being due to adverse effects of Covid-19 […]

Protesters force UK immigration officers to release 2 men detained in Scotland after crowd surrounds van (VIDEOS)

Follow RT on Two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland have been released from a police van to huge cheers from a 100-strong crowd who amassed around the vehicle to prevent the pair being taken away from their home in Glasgow. An hours-long standoff between activists and dozens of police had ensued in Kenmure […]

Fresh from victory, Nicola Sturgeon says she’ll ‘lead Scotland to independence’

Follow RT on After winning a pro-independence majority, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she’ll “lead Scotland to independence,” no matter what London says. That process will be a hard slog, her predecessor Alex Salmond told RT. “I hope to lead Scotland to independence,” Sturgeon told the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, adding that it […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson not to block SECOND independence vote, says he’d be ‘picking a fight’ with Scottish people

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to block another independence referendum. However, Sturgeon may not be in a position to demand such a vote. With counting still underway in Scotland’s parliamentary election, Sturgeon’s is on track for a fourth term as first minister, winning 62 out […]

PM Johnson laments talk of ‘irresponsible’ second Scottish referendum as Scots prepare for election

Follow RT on The British Prime Minister has said that now is not the right time for a second Scottish referendum as the United Kingdom emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic as one of the worst-hit nations in western world. Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday during a visit to the English midlands, UK Prime Minister […]

Scotland’s Sturgeon ‘misled’ parliamentary committee, says hotly awaited report, in another potential breach of ministerial code

Follow RT on The report claims the First Minister gave ‘an inaccurate account’ of her handling of sexual harassment complaints against her predecessor, Alex Salmond, and accuses her of breaching ministerial protocol. Published on Tuesday but partially leaked last week, the report gives a damning verdict on Nicola Sturgeon’s participation in the Scottish government’s botched […]

Scotland to ease Covid lockdown on April 2 by lifting ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions

Follow RT on The Scottish government is to begin easing its strict Covid-19 lockdown rules in early April, with the ‘stay-at-home’ restrictions being replaced with ‘stay local’ advice, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday. From April 2, people will be advised to stay inside their local area instead of at home, Sturgeon told the […]

Sturgeon announces Scotland’s roadmap out of Covid-19 lockdown, with hospitality set to return in late April

Follow RT on Scotland’s first minister has announced her government’s plans to reopen the country from lockdown, with the previous tiered system of restrictions due to take effect again in April. Speaking a day after UK PM Boris Johnson unveiled his lockdown exit plan for England, Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland would embark on a period […]

Scotland begins DRONE delivery of Covid tests & medicines for remote islands

Follow RT on In a first for the UK, drones are being used to ship Covid-19 tests, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies between hospitals and health facilities in Scotland and islands off its coast. The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has given permission to drone operator Skyports for the use of the drone […]

Scotland to ask pupils to self-test for Covid twice a week so schools can reopen

Follow RT on Teenagers in Scotland will be asked to self-test for Covid-19 twice weekly to allow schools to reopen safely on February 22, to identify those who are asymptomatic and contain the spread of the virus before an outbreak can occur. Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney has released details of the country’s plan to […]

Queen accused of lobbying govt to change 1976 transparency law to shield her ‘potentially embarrassing’ finances

Follow RT on In the 1970s, Queen Elizabeth II sent her solicitor to lobby the government, which consequently amended a draft law to shield her personal finances and extravagant wealth from scrutiny, archived documents have revealed. Unearthed by the Guardian, the National Archives documents point to an effort by the British royal family to get […]

‘Is this satire?’ Twitter baffled by report that UK govt discussed relocating Prince Edward to Scotland in bid to ‘save’ the Union

Follow RT on Twitter has had a field day with a report claiming that the UK government at one point had considered sending Prince Edward up north to live in Scotland, as part of a plan to combat the rise of the Scottish National Party. The Daily Mail reported that, last year, an aide to […]

Scotland extends lockdown until end of February, announces ‘managed quarantine’ for all international arrivals

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has extended the nation’s lockdown amid severe pressure on the NHS and says the country will bring in new measures to prevent potentially harmful variants entering Scotland from abroad. The latest data shows that there has been “real progress” in bringing Covid-19 case numbers down, First Minister Nicola […]

Large-scale manufacture of Valneva Covid vaccine begins in Scotland before phase-3 human trials even start

Follow RT on The UK government has taken a risk on a promising candidate vaccine, with production of the jab already started, despite the fact that the vaccine hasn’t even begun large-scale human trials. Large-scale manufacturing of a Covid-19 jab developed by speciality vaccine company Valneva has started in Livingston, Scotland, the government announced on […]

Sturgeon not ‘ecstatic’ about Johnson’s Scotland trip, questions whether the PM’s visit is ‘essential’ travel

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has questioned whether the UK prime minister’s planned visit to Scotland on Thursday was truly “essential”, adding that both she and Boris Johnson have to lead by example. “People like me and Boris Johnson have to be in work for reasons I think most people can understand, but […]

Scotland’s first minister says national lockdown will remain until at least mid-February

Follow RT on Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the national lockdown will remain in place until mid-February at least, as a highly contagious strain of Covid-19 continues to afflict the UK. “The lockdown restrictions – including the strict stay-at-home requirement – will remain in place across mainland Scotland and some island communities […]

Scotland reverts to tougher lockdown rules, including ban on drinking alcohol outdoors in public

Follow RT on The Scottish first minister has introduced a new wave of measures to tackle the spread of the highly contagious Covid-19 variant, describing the move as “regrettable” but “a means to an end.” Speaking on Wednesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed a further tightening of Scotland’s coronavirus lockdown rules. The changes will come […]