Graham Robertson scaled the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro on Thursday 4 October 2012 at 8.00 AM. He undertook the 'Machame' Route on Kilimanjaro over 6 days to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland in memory of his Mother, Sheila, who suffered from the disease in her final years, passing away in February 2010. Graham and his brother Mark wanted to do something for Alzheimer Scotland to show thanks for their support to Mum over her final years.
Scotland’s public health campaigners celebrated today as legislation to ban self-service cigarette vending machines was once again upheld by the courts.
Sinclair Collis, the UK’s largest operator of cigarette vending machines, challenged the Scottish Government over a ban on these machines, which was passed by a large majority of the Scottish Parliament and received Royal Assent in March 2010.
The Food Standards Agency is advising people that eating lead-shot game on a frequent basis can expose them to potentially harmful levels of lead. The FSA’s advice is that frequent consumers of lead-shot game should eat less of this type of meat.
The October 2012 edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from a dedicated public access portal to the right of this news item.
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Food Update Course 2012
Location: The Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Date: Thu, 11/10/2012 - 09:00 - 16:00
An intensive course presented by REHIS with financial and organisational support from The Food Standards Agency Scotland specifically aimed at Environmental Health Officers and Food Safety Officers working in Scottish local authorities.
Participation in this course carries a maximum value of 4 ½ hours (core activity) for the REHIS Scheme of Continuing Professional Development