In case you missed it…

We know you’re busy, so here’s a quick round up of just some of the news from the week that you might have missed.

Scotland’s A&Es hit their target.  

Performance across Scotland’s A&E sites exceeded the 95% target last month.


For the past 26 months, Scotland’s core A&E sites have been the best performing in the UK.


Scotland’s population has hit a new record high. 

Over the past ten years, Scotland’s population grew to a record 5.4 million.


Edinburgh and Glasgow were ranked among the top cities in the UK for tech innovation. 

Edinburgh was ranked second – only to London. Glasgow also ranked highly, in fourth place, according to new data.

Scotland has been ranked in the top ten countries in Europe for palliative care.


The opening of the Queensferry crossing is under 4 weeks away!

The new crossing is the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world.


Scotland welcomed the world as the Edinburgh festivals kicked off – for the 70th time.

The festivals are recognised as a world-leading brand, with audiences of a staggering 4.5 million, which is on a par with the FIFA world cup and second only to the Olympics.



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