By Harris Cumming THE Coronavirus pandemic has wrought havoc on the hospitality industry over the last 18 months. Even huge players such as the Wetherspoons group have felt the strain, posting its […]
Liam Docherty: Effects of lockdown and mental health awareness
By Pearse McLaughlin Cumbernauld resident Liam Docherty has opened up about his struggles with mental health during lockdown and how he was demotivated with online learning. He stayed in contact with friends […]
Parents and teachers prepare for phased return of Scottish pupils
As Scotland’s youngest pupils begin a phased return to schools next Monday, a mother-of-three and a primary school teacher share their perspectives.
Calls for DIY smear tests amid Covid healthcare fear
Leanne Mckenzie 1 in 10 UK women would not attend cervical screening due to Covid fears, a new study has found. Greater levels of fear were found among shielders, women from Black, […]
Rocks’ Keeling: Lockdown ‘sucks’ but I have to deal with it
By Kevin Craigens LOCKDOWN has been hard on everyone but Glasgow Rocks’ newcomer Christian Keeling has rebounded quick and adjusted the best he can. The Glasgow Rocks Guard joined in December and […]
Staycations 2021: Can Ayrshire boom again?
By Robbie Hanratty (@RHanratty99) “People don’t realise how many great places we have in Ayrshire that you don’t have to be travelling hundreds of miles for.” Stuart Smith, a 32-year old man […]
“I don’t want to be lonely again”: Scottish young ‘shielders’ worry about a return to tougher restrictions for the clinically vulnerable
By Meg Montague Mainland Scotland was placed into lockdown on Jan 4 to combat the surge in new coronavirus cases, and those who qualify as clinically vulnerable were advised to shield again. […]
Pubs, Live Gigs and Lock-downs.
By Regan Kelly. Covid restrictions are to be lowered in some areas this Friday, according to the Scottish government. This brings with it some optimism for those in the hospitality industry, especially […]
Illegal puppy farms capitalise on lockdown demand
By Meg Montague Illegal puppy breeders are “using Covid as an excuse” to ensure buyers are not following recommended guidelines, warns SSPCA Chief superintendent, Mike Flynn. “They’re not going to see the […]
Stefan Livingston: a musical tonic for a jaded journalist
by Leanne Mckenzie Stefan Livingston’s love of music is evident from the moment he begins to speak to us, via ZOOM, from what looks suspiciously like his bedroom. You see, music is […]