Although no official nationwide statistics are yet available, it appears to have been well received by owners of premises, their staff and their customers. Initial reports from EHOs suggest that, both in the commercial sector and among the public, there has been overwhelming compliance, with only a handful of minor issues.
In the first scheme of its kind in Scotland, a wide range of food providers - such as schools, residential homes and community centres - will be taught at REHIS food-safety training centres around Scotland, how to improve the nutritional value of meals.
REHIS has kicked off the training of environmental heath staff in preparation for the implementation of the ban on smoking in enclosed public places which is due to come into effect from 26 March 2006.
One hundred newly planted trees in the Bonaly forest in the Pentland hills, south of Edinburgh are being provided by REHIS. This is in place of gifts to speakers at this year's annual conference in Perth. More (18 November 2005)