We are not long out of the meeting with the authorities Re #AUOBEdinburgh, where we sat round a table with Edinburgh council, Police Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland (HES).AUOB – Facebook
We are proud to announce that Police Scotland have made an executive decision in the interests of health & safety and public order to facilitate our stance that we are Rallying at Holyrood park and are implementing emergency powers to make this happen.
HES maintained their political stance that we were still refused permission but after a long meeting where we held to our principles we are delighted to announce Holyrood park is ours Tomorrow.
Many are speculating that the event this Saturday will attract the largest turn out yet in the series of marches across Scotland for Scottish Independence. The organisers however appear to be facing opposition from the public body HES.
Historic Environment Scotland have denied the use of Hollyrood park by All Under One Banner to hold their after march rally based on the claim that they have to remain politically neutral.
The news of this set back has sparked a number of pop up Facebook events that just so happen to be taking place at the venue around the same time such as…
And many others.
AUOB are meeting with HES again in a last ditch effort to get permission to hold the organised rally in the interest of public safety. If AUOB prove to be unsuccessful in their negotiations at least there may be some Jeely Pieces or a spot of Croquet available on the day.
The front page of the Nairnshire this week features the story on Fit housing coming to Nairn (you can view a larger PDF version of this here). This innovative project in partnership with NHS Highland, Carbon Dynamic and Albyn Housing could pioneer the future of health and social care across Scotland and has already won a top innovation award.
In a press release from NHS Highland (linked above) Lucy Fraser, head of Innovation at Albyn Housing Society, said: “The central concept of these high-quality, sustainable homes is that they will include ambient, physiological and building sensors to collect data that can be monitored and responded to by a variety of agencies – potentially transforming the way health and social care is delivered as populations across the globe continue to grow older.“
By using technology available today to better monitor the health and needs of those receiving care it can lead to better more efficient services being delivered. There is a very interesting article from Digital Health Age that goes further into detail over how this technology can assist especially around falls.
“Falls currently cost the NHS over £2 billion a year with 4 million beds being taken due to fall related injuries. The system has the potential to help residents live well, prevent hospital admissions and enable early discharge.”
Carbon Dynamic the partner who will be designing and creating the buildings are a company based in Invergordon who build modular properties off site and put them together on site in a fraction of the time than that of traditional building methods.
The video below shows the work Carbon Dynamic had done on the Kingsmills Hotel Inverness.
This project is part funded by the Inverness City Region Deal fund, Nairn could very well soon be part of this exciting project leading the way on how health and social care will be delivered in future.