Scottish Fire

‘Deliberately set’ fire damages Scottish National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes | Catholic National Register

A Scottish government report found Catholicism to be “the religion with the most reported abuse, with 319 charges for 2017-18” out of a total of 642 charges. GLASGOW, Scotland – Suspected arsonists targeted the Scottish national shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on Sunday evening, the latest in a series of incidents at Catholic sites. The fire on October 17 ...

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Covid in Scotland: No plan to return to restrictions despite high number of cases, says Humza Yousaf

The Scottish Health Secretary has revealed there are no plans to revert to greater covid restrictions despite the remaining high number of cases. Over the past three weeks, the number of daily reported cases has rarely fallen below 2,000, with 2,581 reported on Sunday, as well as two deaths. But ministers will not consider a return to greater restrictions “for ...

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Cuyahoga Falls Fire Truck Tug Raises Pantry Fund

The volunteers who operate the pantry, most of whom are seniors, have been forced to move their operations outside due to COVID-19, a situation that poses major problems in the winter. The purpose of the event was to raise funds, non-perishables and raise awareness of The Pantry on the Corner, a pantry in Cuyahoga Falls that serves over 1,000 community ...

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Fire department sound fireworks and bonfire warning

THE Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) highlights the dangers of private use of fireworks. Private fireworks and bonfires can cause serious injury, fire departments have warned. The warning comes as some staged exhibitions are canceled for the second year due to Covid-19 restrictions. The SFRS is a stark reminder that bonfires and the private use of fireworks can cause ...

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Are you ready for the changes next year?

Interconnected smoke detectors: are you ready for the changes next year? Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret A block arrow icon pointing right. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook A Facebook “f” brand icon. Google A Google “G” brand icon. Linked to An icon ...

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Emergency services could be even more inclusive, says one of Scotland’s first black police officers

A founding member of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Board and one of the first black police officers in Stirling – and Scotland – said more needs to be done to make the Scottish emergency service “really diverse”. Robin Iffla (photo) has served communities in Scotland for over 40 years. Son of Jamaican cricketer Irvin who came to Scotland ...

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Letters: we need more SNP MPs to fight transphobia, not less

It takes guts, especially knowing that backlash would occur both online and in the print media, to take a stand in favor of threatened minorities, including publicly calling for those who support transphobia within the SNP are treated in a zero tolerance approach. While misogyny is rife, it is disappointing to see a newspaper columnist write about Kirsty Blackman, SNP ...

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Highland Councilor Duncan Macpherson calls for making the A9 junction with Daviot safer to help drivers in Inverness-shire

The junction of the A9 with Daviot. A HIGHLAND advisor requests road improvements on the A9 junction with Daviot at the B851. Stating that the issue is urgent and needs to be resolved, Highland Councilor Duncan Macpherson wrote to Transport Scotland and spoke to Highland Council officials to voice his concerns. Earlier this month, a nearby accident, where a woman ...

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