https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scotland-leads-way-in-productivity-0q33gc308

In the Times today:

Scotland has enjoyed the greatest rate of growth in productivity among the UK nation’s and regions, according to economists. Researchers suggested that Scotland’s annual average labour productivity had risen by 1.69 per cent between 1998 and 2018. That was ahead of second-placed London, on 1.46 per cent, and was comfortably above the UK average of 1.27 per cent. Northern Ireland was bottom of the table, with 0.67 per cent.

I see no sign of this story in the Scottish MSM.

Only in the Times two days ago:

A leading scientific adviser has admitted failing to warn Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson “loudly enough” about the catastrophic impact Covid-19 would have on care homes when the pandemic hit Britain. Mark Woolhouse, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Edinburgh University, said the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), underplayed the significance of protecting the elderly from a “disease of old age”.

Only two, I know. Let me know if you see any evidence for or against this notion.