Midlothian Council is “devastated” to be remaining in level 3

Tuesday December 8th 2020


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Midlothian Council has issued a statement in which it says it is “devastated” to be remaining in level 3 of the Coronavirus restrictions following this afternoon’s announcement by the First Minister. Midlothian has a rate of only 79 cases per 100,000 compared to others who have just been moved from level 4 to 3 with more than 150 cases per 100,000.

The Council Leader, Councillor Derek Milligan and the Cabinet Member for Communities, Councillor Russell Imrie said:

“We have been fighting hard for Midlothian to move into level 2 and today’s announcement makes no sense at all. It was not what we were expecting. To top it all, we were not informed officially and only found out by listening to the First Minister’s speech in Parliament. Clearly partnership working has not happened on this occasion.

“Our businesses and communities have worked hard to abide by the measures in place to help drive down the pace of this virus. To now be told that we are remaining in level 3 is devastating news for them.”

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