Fri 21 May, 2021

Following the First Minister’s announcement that Glasgow is to remain in level three for a further week, Scottish Greens co-leader and Glasgow MSP Patrick Harvie has called on the Scottish Government to provide more support to the city.

Mr Harvie also welcomed the news that Moray is to move down the scale to level two but warned that the delicate situation in East Renfrewshire shows why continued vigilance is required.

Patrick Harvie said:

“While the people of Glasgow understand the need to remain on a cautious course there is no doubt that the continued level three restrictions are causing stress and dismay.

“It’s vital that government expands support for workers and businesses in the city who can’t even plan from one week to the next at the moment.

“Seeing Moray move from level three to two shows that there is a route down the scale, and that does provide some encouragement. But the knife-edge situation in East Renfrewshire shows that things can go in the other direction too. All this reinforces the continued need for vigilance and the importance of coming forward for your vaccination when you receive an appointment.”

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