r2vyln3rdioj14u-rld0ska where mountains meet the sea: May 2018

Lyme Disease in Scotland, the Need To Do More

Tick-borne Illness Campaign Scotland

Consideration of new petitions: PE1662 by Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray on behalf of Tick-borne Illness Campaign Scotland on Improve Treatment for Patients with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-borne Diseases; and will take evidence from— Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray begins at 1:25:37
Public Petitions Committee PE1662 by Janey Cringean and Lorraine Murray on behalf of Tick-borne Illness Campaign Scotland on Improve Treatment for Patients with Lyme Disease and Associated Tick-borne Diseases begins at 29:05

New advice will help doctors spot and treat Lyme disease early, says NICE
Lyme Disease Action review
Lyme Disease UK review



Loch Maree

We want a skatepark

This was made back in 2004 and was shown at a public meeting to discuss plans for the future of Muir of Ord.... a small village in the north of Scotland. Great bunch of kids!!! No preparation at all..... I just drove into the village, saw some kids hanging around, told them I was making a video about young people in the village and asked them to show me around and tell me about their village..... -  Brian Anderson


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Frack Off

...Other possible areas for development include Caithness, Orkney, the Moray Firth coast and the Inner Hebrides, with the report noting that residents in more sparsely populated areas could be less hostile because of the jobs created... - The Telegraph (29 July 2014)
This is massive news. The Scottish Government has announced that it will be listening to the people of Scotland and saying “No!” to fracking... - Greenpeace (3 Oct 2017)
The Scottish Government banned fracking because a comprehensive set of studies showed it wasn't safe - not for the people, the water, or the environment. Public opinion is behind the ban. But now giant fracking companies are trying to overturn it. They want to take the Scottish Government to court because they'll lose profits if the fracking ban is left in place. But our environment and our safety is too important to sacrifice. - 38 Degrees (8 May 2018) 
In our intervention we argue that not only is the ban on fracking lawful, but that the Scottish Government is arguably required to ban fracking in order to meet Scotland’s legally binding climate change commitments. There is simply not enough space in our share of the world’s atmosphere, or within the legally binding targets set out in Scotland's Climate Change Act, to go after new sources of fossil fuels like fracked gas. We also set out the case for the fundamental human right to a healthy and safe environment, and that fracking may breach this. - Friends of the Earth Scotland (29 April 2018) 

Etape Loch Ness

Thousands of cyclists take part in this cycle sportive on the shores of the world-famous Loch Ness. Both experienced and novice riders complete the 66-mile route from Inverness, passing through Drumnadrochit, Invermoriston, Fort Augustus and Dores before returning to the Highland capital. - Etape Loch Ness

Tinneas Lyme an Uibhist

from BBC ALBA - Eòrpa, Tinneas Lyme an Uibhist
NHS Western Isles Health Protection and Screening Nurse Specialist, Isabell MacInnes, has been awarded a Travelling Fellowship, supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, to visit the U.S.A., Canada and France. The award allows her to further research interventions used to tackle the challenges associated with tick prevalence and the increase of Lyme Borreliosis. Lyme disease is a tick borne disease, increasingly recognised in the UK and actions for prevention, control and treatment are essential to reduce the impact... read more

Wake Up To Lyme

For more information about the ‘Wake Up To Lyme’ campaign and how you can get involved in your local community, please visit Lyme Disease UK
Let’s spread the word and stop more people from being infected with Lyme this year!