Poverty Tears

Source:: Bella Caledonia Poverty Tears Gordon Brown, fists a clunking, yesterday took the Edinburgh Book Festival by storm. He explained that Scotland was set to be engulfed in a devastating child poverty crisis, but this was probably okay because, er, Federalism, or something. He told Glenn Campbell, who faithfully tweeted his words as if he was a visiting prophet: “Rising levels of poverty “makes me cry”. It was, in this sense, a masterful performance but really just his own Poverty Safari, in which the gap between… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Poverty Tears

Abortion clinic ‘safe zones’ issue to be debated at SNP conference

Source:: The National Abortion clinic ‘safe zones’ issue to be debated at SNP conference DELEGATES at this year’s SNP conference may be asked to back the introduction of “safe zones” around Scottish hospitals and health clinics where women are having abortions. Read the full article:: The National Abortion clinic ‘safe zones’ issue to be debated at SNP conference

On Identity

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Identity This is the second extract from the Freedom Papers, a collaboration between Gutter Magazine and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Afua Hirsch is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is a columnist for the Guardian, and a presenter on current affairs debate shows The Pledge on Sky News and Talk on CNN. Her bestselling book Brit(ish) (2018) is winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize. ‘Freeing yourself,’ wrote the author Toni Morrison in her book Beloved, ‘was one thing.… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Identity

On Freedom

Source:: Bella Caledonia On Freedom This is the first extract from the Freedom Papers, a collaboration between Gutter Magazine and the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Yaba Badoe is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and writer, whose short stories have been published in Critical Quarterly and African Love Stories: an Anthology. Her books include True Murder, A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars, and a collection of fairy tales, The Secret of The Purple Lake. She is appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival. I belong to a generation… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia On Freedom

Can Scotland’s Parliament be persuaded to champion Regional Agency?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Can Scotland’s Parliament be persuaded to champion Regional Agency? When the Scottish Parliament begins Stage 2 of the consideration of the Planning (Scotland) Bill in mid-September, one of the issues for debate will be the future of strategic planning.  The Scottish Government intends that the Bill should remove the statutory requirement to prepare strategic development plans for the four city regions of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee/Perth.  Green MSP Andy Wightman has tabled an amendment to the Bill which would have the effect of retaining that provision. [Image – right. The Central… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia […]

Kenneth White, 1968 and Geopoetics

Source:: Bella Caledonia Kenneth White, 1968 and Geopoetics Kenneth White was in Scotland at the end of May for a series of talks, film screenings, poetry readings and lectures, organised by the Research Network in Existential Philosophy and Literature in collaboration with the Institut Francais, Alliance Francais Glasgow and the University of Glasgow. White is a poet and writer originally from the Gorbals, Glasgow. He set up the Jargon Group in 1964 which explored a mix of social and cultural forces including Nietsche, Whitman, Taoism and anarchism. He… Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Kenneth White, 1968 and […]

Important message about Newsnet

Source:: NewsNet Scotland Important message about Newsnet Due to a problem with Newsnet’s current hosting, we are having to move the site at short notice. Access to Newsnet may be intermittent for the next 48 hours or so, but we are working to move the site to a new host as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience, and we hope to see you in our new home very shortly. Best wishes, The Newsnet Team The post Important message about Newsnet appeared first on Newsnet.scot. Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland Important message about Newsnet

Black Snake Mone

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Black Snake Mone It’s always nice to see Michelle Mone in the news again, especially when the Tory peer crowbars an attempted intervention into Scottish politics into everything she does. And since there’s not much else going on, it seemed like a good excuse to have a wee delve into what she’s been up to lately. It was […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Black Snake Mone

Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18) Electric cars could be charged in a matter of seconds using a revolutionary battery system developed by a team of Scottish scientists, it has been claimed. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have adapted nano-molecules so they are able to store either electric power or hydrogen gas, creating a flexible dual-output battery system. The energy […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (15.08.18)

Number of students interested in studying foreign languages drops

Source:: The National Number of students interested in studying foreign languages drops APPLICATIONS for European language degrees have fallen by 30% in a decade across the whole of the UK, analysis shows. Read the full article:: The National Number of students interested in studying foreign languages drops

Analysis: Indyref2 will be talk of conference even if not on SNP agenda

Source:: The National Analysis: Indyref2 will be talk of conference even if not on SNP agenda THE SNP’s fundamental objective is Scottish independence and the party’s membership soared after the 2014 referendum defeat with an army of activists committed and determined to bring that goal about. Read the full article:: The National Analysis: Indyref2 will be talk of conference even if not on SNP agenda

Brown declares war on 'SNPBad' stories with new rebuttal service

Source:: The National Brown declares war on ‘SNPBad’ stories with new rebuttal service THE SNP has launched a new “fact checking” service designed to refute claims made by political opponents. Read the full article:: The National Brown declares war on ‘SNPBad’ stories with new rebuttal service

SNP delegates may debate plan to devolve laws for drug ‘fix rooms’

Source:: The National SNP delegates may debate plan to devolve laws for drug ‘fix rooms’ DELEGATES at this year’s SNP conference could be asked to offer support for safer drug consumption facilities to be introduced in Glasgow. Read the full article:: The National SNP delegates may debate plan to devolve laws for drug ‘fix rooms’

SNP to combat false Unionist claims with ‘fact checking’ service

Source:: The National SNP to combat false Unionist claims with ‘fact checking’ service THE SNP has launched a new “fact checking” service designed to refute claims made by political opponents. Read the full article:: The National SNP to combat false Unionist claims with ‘fact checking’ service

Scottish baby box scheme helps 52,000 families in its first year

Source:: The National Scottish baby box scheme helps 52,000 families in its first year MORE than 52,000 baby boxes have been gifted to newborns in Scotland in the first year of the scheme, which marks its first birthday today. Read the full article:: The National Scottish baby box scheme helps 52,000 families in its first year