Ciaran Jenkins is the Scotland Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
He covers a wide range of stories, from home and social affairs to sport and technology. He has reported exclusively for Channel 4 News on international phone hacking scams and police racism.
Ciaran joined Channel 4 News in 2012 from the BBC, where he had specialised in politics and then education. During his time at the BBC he broke a series of exclusives on bogus academics and visa fraud, for which he won a number of awards.
The Scottish government is also bringing in a three-tier system of restrictions, similar to the one in England.
In the central belt of Scotland, pubs and restaurants closed their doors for the next two weeks at least as part of the Scottish government’s plan to tighten covid restrictions.
“Short, sharp action” is how the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, described the decision to impose tough new restrictions on hospitality and socialising in the central belt of Scotland.
Investigations are underway in two care homes in Scotland after major coronavirus outbreaks.
Wildlife volunteers have been attempting to herd a group of bottlenose whales out of a loch in Scotland – and lure them back into the open sea.
In Scotland, 120 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at Edinburgh Napier University.
The Scottish government imposed stricter rules after a major Covid outbreak at Glasgow University where over a hundred students tested positive.
While the Westminster government has faced widespread criticism over its handling of the pandemic, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her government have both had consistently high approval ratings.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced even tougher restrictions for Scotland, imposing a nationwide ban on visiting anyone else in their home
Tonight this programme can reveal that hospitals are again getting ready to rapidly discharge people with the virus into them.
Channel 4 News has seen a leaked document which calls on care home providers in England to accept patients who are COVID-positive from hospitals. The contract, from Trafford Council in Greater Manchester, outlines how eligible care homes will receive COVID-positive patients within just 2 hours of the patient being identified by the hospital as ready for discharge. It…
As you’ve just been hearing Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she has “very serious concerns” about the backlog of test results and the impact that’s already having.
Our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins has been to a care home in Grantown-on-Spey which waited days for test results, only to find that the staff member who had been doing the testing was positive herself.
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was swift to condemn the UK government’s Brexit proposals, describing the Internal Market Bill as a “naked power grab which would cripple devolution”.
The Night Time Industries Association has launched a campaign to allow more venues to reopen – saying thousands of jobs will go if clubs remain closed.