Harry and Meghan ‘insist they MUST be involved’ in any ‘formal’ bullying probe but Palace says couple will NOT be asked because it’s an ‘internal HR review’ – as ‘up to 12 Royal staff line up to give evidence’The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet…
Scania has invested £10m in a new flagship site and regional headquarters in Scotland.
The 4,000 sq m development is a on a 7.8-acre site at Eurocentral and replaces the existing site in Bellshill four miles away. Built in accordance with Scania’s glob…
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A £10m investment in a new 4,000 square metre, purpose-built flagship site and regional headquarters for Scotland is on the cards for Scania.
Occupying a 7.8-acre plot at logistics hub Eurocentral, the new-build site will replace the existing operatio…
Maximo Park have announced that they will be celebrating the release of their new album by playing a special livestream concert on Saturday, March 6th.
The band will be releasing their new studio effort, “Nature Always Wins”, on Feb…
Two men have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after an HGV crash in Fife.
The collision happened on the A91 between Auchtermuchty and the B937 at Birnie Loch at 7.50am on Saturday.
Both drivers, aged 49 and 34 years old, were taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
Police Scotland issued a plea for witnesses.
Sergeant Colin Morrison said: “This was a serious crash which has resulted in two men being taken to hospital with severe injuries.
“Our inquiries into the cause of the collision are continuing and I would urge anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.
“I would also ask motorists who were using the A91 this morning and may have been recording via dashcam devices to check their systems and provide any relevant footage to us as soon as possible.
“The road will remain closed until our crash investigations are complete and I would urge the public to avoid the area until the road reopens.”
Dennis Eagle’s eCollect all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) has gone into service with customers around the UK. The 26-tonne vehicle is said to be the first fully-integrated RCV designed by an original equipment manufacturer.
The first vehic…
Sir, – Lots has been said about the UK Government not doing enough for the truck drivers stranded in Kent.
But the predicament the truck drivers found themselves in was in no way caused by the UK Government, it was caused wholly by the French Government putting in demands that they knew would delay trucks beyond the time limit for fresh and live food, and thus leading to millions of pounds worth of products having to be destroyed and the suffering of live Scottish shellfish.
The UK Government has put in place a testing process to appease the French, testing thousands of foreign nationals, including French, to enable them to return to their families and countries, and still people complain.
No one has yet said how much this will cost, or who will pick up the bill to test these foreigners or put them up in hotels if they test positive and if it will be recharged to the truck drivers and country of origin.
Farmers will have their chips over deal
Sir, – As always in such matters, the UK-EU Brexit deal will invariably throw up more than a few surprises aside from the usual headlines heralding a British “victory” in negotiations.
The fact that, for example, seed potatoes are not to be included in the deal will be deeply damaging to our rural economy.
Scottish seed potato farmers are one of the biggest exporters of potatoes, used in the production of chips and crisps, in the world.
The sector in Scotland accounts for around 80% of UK production and is worth about £122 million annually.
One-fifth of these exports go to the EU, amounting to more than 20,000 tonnes a year.
This is clearly a disastrous Brexit outcome for Scottish farmers and like all other aspects of Brexit, foisted on Scotland against its will.
A terrible negotiating failure on the part of the Tory government, and a devastating blow to an extremely valuable part of Scotland’s farming industry, I am sure it will not be the first damaging impact to be highlighted once the deal is fully analysed.
Prevention is real answer to drugs
Sir, – I recall the huge efforts made by local GPs in the 1970s as they tried to learn all about the problem of drug addiction as tackled in other European countries and the possible ways of handling it.
The outcome of all that effort was the realisation that addiction was almost incurable and the solution would be to stop people from starting.
Prevention is the answer.
How can we get this message out to those in control?
Dr Norma H Smith.
Government simply cannot win
Sir, – I refer to the letter from Jamie Buchan (SNP will pay the price for not shutting down the schools, Courier, December 23).
He accuses the Scottish Government of rank hypocrisy and calls on parents, staff and senior pupils to remember the current rules regarding schools the next time they put their X on their ballot papers.
Mr Buchan seems to forget that the Scottish Government tried to bring in blended learning but this was roundly attacked by teachers, opposition parties, the media and unions.
So perhaps people should remember this when they next vote.
Can we follow Mr Buchan’s logic and tell voters in Wales to remember that Labour kept the schools open?
Let’s not forget England where the Conservatives kept schools open.
Was not their decision insanity?
Mr Buchan should remember that the Scottish Government were the first to close schools and were accused by sections of the media and Conservatives of only doing so to embarrass Boris Johnson.
Perhaps it’s a case of you simply cannot win, especially if you are the Scottish Government.
An inquiry has heard how a lorry driver died while loading straw bales at an Angus farm.
Christopher Black, 49, died after falling from the vehicle at Cotton of Turin farm, Forfar, on November 23 2017.
A fatal accident inquiry was held at Dundee Sheriff Court to establish the circumstances surrounding Mr Black’s death.
The inquiry heard from 48-year-old Alan Ramsay, whose firm D Ramsay & Son operates the farm.
Mr Black was picking up straw bales from the farm while working for local company Ian Murrie Haulage Ltd.
The court heard how Mr Black had changed his method of loading the straw bales prior to his fatal fall.
While under questioning from fiscal depute Gavin Callaghan, Mr Ramsay said: “There were to be straw bales that were collected from our premises.
“Chris was the driver. I was in the telehandler helping to load the bales.
“He was wanting to put them up in a different way. It was more difficult. He just joked and said ‘we’ll manage.’”
Mr Ramsay added: “It was doable. I was loading up at the passenger’s side of the lorry. He was at the driver’s side and I didn’t think he was at any risk at that point.
“I then became aware of my dad running which was unusual. I then seen him lying on the ground.”
Sheriff George Way adjourned the inquiry to consider his determination.
Haulage firm AAD Transport has added a Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 to its fleet.
Supplied by north Scotland dealer BLS Truck and Van via a Mercedes-Benz Finance contract hire package, the flagship model will be used for general haulage in the UK and…