urder of Sir David Amess MP, it’s been a truly shocking week for democracy.
Slavery and racism are abhorrent. The coming week gives us an opportunity to stand up to and speak out against both.
This is Challenge Poverty Week, which highlights that poverty is a problem that we can and must solve.
As the nights draw in, the days get a bit more chilly, and we head for winter, our region continues its renewal and recovery following our response to the Covid pandemic.
In June 2019, our Council agreed to declare a climate emergency, recognising that we must urgently respond to climate change and transition to a carbon neutral region.
While the number of Covid cases remains frustratingly high, we seem to be a long way from any return to “normality”.
The fact that 2 people die by suicide every day in Scotland is shocking.
Having stoically endured the vicissitudes of the Covid pandemic for many months, including testing, lockdowns, and isolation
According to the latest statistics, the daily number of Covid cases in Scotland is at its highest since the whole country moved to Level 0.
We had hoped that the number of Covid cases in our region would be falling as they have in other areas of Scotland.