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  1. Yep, I think this is where Holyrood and Westminster legislation and differences get muddled up. Nicola is certainly pushing full lock down, but knows her hands are tied with certain aspects and can only recommend on certain aspects rather than put into force. As leader of Scotland, Nicola is certainly do what is expected of her, but as said, all the while her use of words seem to be carefully thought out.
  2. Nicola seems to be only able to give recommendations (she certainly chose her words carefully last night, but all the while pressing “stay at home”) while anything that has to come in to force is by Boris, who certainly has a much more relaxed attitude. My work have been told we do not need to close, but boss has taken the decision that we will for a minimum of 2 weeks and then review (phoning around clients it’s certainly a miss match, with one main contractor saying they are closing their site, while another saying it’s “business as usual” and expect us on site next week to do what we need to do).
  3. Hearing construction on Scottish Water sites is viewed as “essential” and orders that any work being done must continue, so boss has said its business as usual until either Boris goes a step further or until supplies run out/low as suppliers of material/goods are closed.
  4. In the space of 20 minutes my Mrs WhatsApp group has went from “joy” that Boris has finally done the “right thing”, to a case of “if it’s a lockdown why has my husband been told he is expected at work tomorrow?”....
  5. When a lockdown is not a lockdown.... pre-recorded message, and unlike Nicola who took questions, and still had the nerve to break into a chuckle half way through it. Parks allowed to stay open, no limit of public transports, airports and ports allowed to stay open, and only in place for 3 weeks (initially). People still allowed to go to work, with nothing at all on what constitutes “essential” work, only work that can not be done from home.... so London Underground will still be packed tomorrow. Whole part about the NHS at the start stank of shock and awe tactics (given how much using the NHS as his barging chip in EU referendum) to just get the message across to not go out, with the bit about extra police efforts.
  6. Yep, I think people’s intentions are good, but seems to be a case of “we have come this far....” when really they should be just heading back home. North Ayrshire Council effectively put Largs seafront on lockdown this afternoon.
  7. Problem with the crowds is, they are encouraging people to stay active (they say go out and get exercise) and on Friday night my wife made the comment "lets head up to Loch Lomand with the kids on Sunday and go for a woodland walk away from all the crowds".... Sunday morning we open our curtain to see Seamill beach more crowded at 10am on a Sunday morning in March, than it ever is in the height of summer, and yesterday I popped along to Asda to get a loaf of bread (that was actually probably the one encouraging thing I noticed yesterday that the supermarket shelves are starting to get back to some kind of normality) but the road from Seamill to Ardrossan was just packed with people out walking, and later on saw photos of scenes in Troon and Largs. That is the issue here is that people think they are following the instructions the government are giving them, problem is EVERYONE is following them all at the same time (London for example, people probably thinking "no point heading to Oxford Street, so I will head long to Hyde/Richmond/Regents Park") and its just defeating the whole purpose.
  8. Most the golf club crowd only go between the club and the Hydro (Seamill House hotel has been dead on its arse for months now.... but was closed for a private party on Saturday night) or drink at home, so the hope is its rather contained (if at all in the town).... Twa' Dugs is a much younger crowd, and the Tavern has been dead due to the lack of sports, so customers can not yo-yo between it and the bookies across the road. With the golf club closed and the cleaners in gutting the place, think everywhere else in the village will close (the Chinese Restaurant closed last week claiming it was due to the virus, but everyone knows its because they were expecting a visit from the H&S people any day now with a number of folk getting food poising over recent months).
  9. Twa' Dugs.... (wife a bit paranoid just now as she was in there for a drink on Saturday night.... thankfully none of our household is showing any signs.... touch wood!) Guy who died apparently was never out of the golf club bar, so being members only that might contain it to a degree (biggest shock in the town is the Hyrdro not closing... wife phoned up to cancel her gym membership last night and they really tried to talk her out of it, before agreeing to a 4 month "hold" on her membership.... even my eldest daughters swimming class was only canceled at the 11th hour).
  10. Popped into tescos at lunch time, and were certainly a lot more (older!) people buying baby formula than usual (but it was not flying off the shelves).
  11. Talk is they do not know if he already had it ahead on Friday, or did he catch it when he was rushed into hospital on Sat morning as a result of his pneumonia. Only is two pubs in the village, but with all the bad weather we have been having of late, me and my family have been staying in a lot of late.
  12. Came home yesterday to news that someone from West Kilbride has died as a result of it (though he had been suffering from pneumonia) and he had attended an event at West Kilbride Golf Club on Friday night, which has seen the club put on lock down. Certainly hit home for us as we live a stones throw from the golf club.
  13. Booked when the draw was made, got Edinburgh - Prague on the Thursday night with Ryanair, have the Friday in Prague and then train down to Bratislava. Not planning to to Israel, and this whole situation has put me off booking anything, but got a cheap Krakow-Glasgow flight booked for the Monday evening, so Sundays plan is Bratislava to Katowice by bus, few hours there and then a train to Krakow.
  14. Excellent night at the TASA quiz night last night 👍 £527 raised from a fantastic night which went very well (if I do say so myself....) of which £200 went towards the restoration of the mural and the rest towards TASA which every penny of will go straight to future donations. Hopefully the first of many events at a fantastic and historical venue
  15. Norwegian FA now saying there is a chance the Serbia game will have to be postponed also. https://www.tv2.no/sport/11289267/?mode=sportenapp&app=sporten&fbclid=IwAR3i8Gfoj_SbdBrRwk5hhiqTTBGfAH-3xaCji31_4mJ1I76VU1RX-HI5P9s
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