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.
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) August 1, 2017
For the past 26 months, Scotland’s core A&E sites have been the best performing in the UK.
— The SNP (@theSNP) August 2, 2017
Scotland’s population has hit a new record high.
Over the past ten years, Scotland’s population grew to a record 5.4 million.
— NatRecordsScot (@NatRecordsScot) August 2, 2017
NEW- 2007 SNP manifesto set target of 3% population growth over ten years. Figures today show it’s increased by 5.3% https://t.co/5EZ4cn4YPo
— Ross Ingebrigtsen (@rosstoross) August 2, 2017
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.
— SDI (@ScotDevInt) August 2, 2017
Scotland has been ranked in the top ten countries in Europe for palliative care.
Scotland is in the top 10 countries in Europe for levels of palliative
care, according to research, published in BMJ #palliative care
— Shona Robison MSP (@ShonaRobison) August 2, 2017
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.
— The SNP (@theSNP) August 3, 2017
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.
— The SNP (@theSNP) August 5, 2017