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Government sets out plans to hand new post-Brexit powers to devolved administrations

The UK government has revealed its plans to hand power over issues previously governed by the EU to the devolved administrations after the post-Brexit transition period lapses in December.

Covid-19: Mandatory face coverings in shops and quarantine exemptions among latest changes in Scotland

A number of changes now apply to Covid-19 lockdown rules in Scotland, which include face coverings becoming mandatory in shops and new exemptions to the UK quarantine law coming into play.

Sturgeon announces widespread lifting of Scottish lockdown restrictions

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a comprehensive easing of lockdown restrictions in the country, with pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and holiday accommodation allowed to reopen from July 15.

Leaders Council: Sturgeon set to move to phase two

The Leaders Council has reported that Nicola Sturgeon is to announce the latest relaxation in lockdown measures as Scotland moves to the second phase of lockdown later today.

Scottish and Welsh first ministers warn against no extension to post-Brexit transition period

The first ministers of Scotland and Wales, Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford, have written a joint letter to the prime minister asking the government to reconsider its stance on extending the post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year.

Covid-19: UK daily death toll falls to lowest level since pre-lockdown days

The UK has recorded its lowest daily increase in the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 since before the lockdown came into force on March 23, after 55 people died in the 24 hours leading up to 17:00 BST on Sunday.

Covid-19: Two days without deaths could see more lockdown restrictions eased in Scotland over June

Following two days of no recorded Covid-19 deaths in Scotland, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has hinted that restrictions could be relaxed further from June 18.

Scotland begin to ease lockdown

As of today, people in Scotland can now meet with family and friends after more than 60 days in lockdown.

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