From BBC Scotland:
Travel agent staff who faced losing their jobs have been hired as contact tracers by the health service. Nicola Sturgeon said that NHS Scotland had taken on staff from Barrhead Travel after demand for travel dropped. It approached the Scottish government to offer help with national efforts to control the virus while also keeping staff employed.
Many readers will have smiled wryly at this news and unfortunately remembered this man:
Many of us have not forgotten Bill Munro, founder of Borrheid Travel, for his part in the NO campaign, in 2014. See this from BBC Scotland in March 2014:
The founder of Barrhead Travel has told his staff that a “Yes” vote in Scotland’s independence referendum would be “a disaster”. Bill Munro sent a memo to staff about what he saw as the dangers of independence and accused the SNP of misleading voters.
Now, Barrhead Travel gets the SNP Government to employ its surplus staff. You couldn’t make it up.
You have to admire their brass neck.