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The ball is in the court of the Scottish Government to prevent Scotland’s railways will come to a standstill during the COP26 event.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a marked increase in the number of people seeking to create or update their Will. Having a Will in place is important in order to ensure that your wishes are met once you pass away. Without having a Will in place, there can be added complexities if you pass away without one.
Today, 21st October 2021, marks fifty years since the Clarkston Gas explosion that led to the tragic loss of 22 people and injury to more than 100 others. This represented the largest loss of life since the end of World War Two. The force of the blast, likened to a 300lb bomb, left 10 shops and an overhead car park decimated. It is believed that a pocket of gas formed below the Clarkston Toll shops following the cracking of a gas pipe laid by the Scottish Gas Board, which eventually exploded.
The Scottish Hospital Inquiry began hearing oral evidence from all core participants on the 20th of September 2021.The evidence heard concerned two Scottish hospitals, the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) and the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC).
A recent newspaper article told the story of James Purdie. Mr Purdie is a disabled person who uses a mobility scooter. Despite having travelled by train in the past Mr Purdie was recently told that he was not permitted to travel on the train because his scooter was too big.
The past week saw a harrowing incident involving a roller coaster derailment at Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, Cairngorm National Park. The incident involved one of the crowd pleasing attractions known as the Runaway Timber Train. Unfortunately the attraction was reported to have suffered mechanical failure with two children suffering injury, and six others checked over by paramedics. The incident is a stark reminder to all of the dangers associated with such attractions. Riding rollercoasters are part of the draw of theme parks and no one anticipates that something will go wrong.
August 2021 UpdateAfter a long campaign involving former MSP Neil Findlay, the NUM in Scotland and Thompsons Solicitors Scotland, the then Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, announced on 07 June 2018 the establishment of an Independent Review. John Scott QC was appointed to lead an investigation of the impact of policing on communities in Scotland during the miners’ strike from March 1984 to March 1985.