“Look again at the response taken in Australia to a single positive Covid case. If you can’t imagine Scotland doing the same when a city here records a single case outwith quarantine, then I’m afraid that we’ll be back in another national lockdown against all too soon.”

Analysis: Welcome to the Hotel Covid


“It takes more than a headline to change a country. The policies must match up too. And this is where the government all too easily slips back into old language, old rhetoric and old ideas of the old ‘normal’ of the pre-pandemic world.”

Analysis: Scottish Budget 2021-22


“Slowly, too slowly, Scotland has been adopting the tools used by other countries that have avoided what the virus has done here. To say this isn’t an improvement would be wrong, but to say that we have been fine without them is worse.”

Analysis: Counting the Covid cost