Leader, September 11 2020

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Where should the responsibility lie?

With increasing reports of positive Covid-19 cases locally and across Scotland and the UK, with whom should the responsibility lie for making sure individuals adhere to social distancing and sanitising rules?

ScottishPower Renewables insists it has stringent regulations and procedures in place at Beinn an Tuirc Three Windfarm where, it has been claimed, rules are being flouted.

The power company also claims these issues have not been raised by any of the people working on the site.

Is it enough to expect staff to behave responsibly and stick to the rules, even if failure to do so puts themselves, their colleagues and the wider community at risk, or should health and safety officials be present to enforce them?

Similarly, in pubs, where names and contact details must be supplied to allow the Test and Trace programme to operate effectively, some people are filling in made-up monikers – should pubs be demanding official identification to ensure correct information is provided?

Waverley woes

It is hard to believe that PS Waverley is once again high and dry, just weeks after she returned to the water following a major refit.

Accidents do happen but it is important to establish why this incident took place.

We hope the Waverley will be repaired and back in operation soon and that the 24 people injured in the recent crash make a full recovery.