Break-in at Hopeman caravan park

Source:: Northern Scot Break-in at Hopeman caravan park POLICE want to speak to two men following a break-in at the office of the West Beach Caravan Park in Hopeman. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Break-in at Hopeman caravan park

A funny kind of Unionism

Source:: Wings Over Scotland A funny kind of Unionism In all the excitement of the torching of the devolution settlement, we forgot to mention a curious piece of data from our recent poll of English voters. Of all the people south of the border who would gladly throw Scotland and Northern Ireland under the bus (and more to the point, out of the UK) in […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland A funny kind of Unionism

Keiran's parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination

Source:: Northern Scot Keiran’s parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination THE parents of Keiran McKandie have met the Scottish Health Secretary to push for greater co-ordination amongst the emergency services. Read the full article:: Northern Scot Keiran’s parents concerned by continuing lack of 999 co-ordination

Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18)

Source:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18) Scotland’s role at the centre of UK medicine research and manufacture is being backed by a £56 million investment in an innovation centre. The ‘world first’ facility, to be based in Renfrewshire, will be industry led and will create 80 jobs over five years. The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will offer pharma companies, from […] The post Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18) appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Scottish Business Buzz (20.06.18)

The Day Before Tomorrow Today

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The Day Before Tomorrow Today They’re back to save us all. Wait, correction, that should read: they’re back – God save us all. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The Day Before Tomorrow Today

Feudal Relics and Colonial Conquests

Source:: Bella Caledonia Feudal Relics and Colonial Conquests The Crown Estate is both a feudal relic and the last gasp of Empire argues Andy Wightman. Forty years ago, the first fish farms appeared in Scotland’s west coast sea lochs. No planning consent was required and as they spread, local politicians and campaigners became aware of the unaccountable and remote body that is the […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Feudal Relics and Colonial Conquests

World’s first renewables-powered hydrogen ferry to be built in Port Glasgow

Source:: John Robertson World’s first renewables-powered hydrogen ferry to be built in Port Glasgow From World Maritime News yesterday: ‘Ferguson Marine and its European partners won a bid for EU funding support that would enable the building and launch of the world’s first sea-going car and passenger ferry fuelled by hydrogen. The supported development is expected to cost around EUR 12.6 million (around USD 14.6) of which EUR 9.3 million has been awarded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation fund.’ The vessel’s fuel will be produced from renewable electricity marking a… Read the full article:: […]

There Is Another England

Source:: Craig Murray There Is Another England Given the centuries of economic exploitation, political domination and depopulation, I perfectly understand why many Scots support any team at the World Cup which is playing England. But, with an English mother and two English grandparents who largely brought me up, I do not feel that way and I raised a glass at Harry Kane’s late winner. Let me tell you why. My grandfather Henry was a lifelong socialist who had no illusions about the British Empire and its role… Read the full article:: Craig Murray There Is Another England

Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery

Source:: Business for Scotland Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery Scotland’s economy looks likely to recover this year, but experts have warned Brexit remains the greatest risk to that recovery. The Fraser of Allander Institute is forecasting a 1.2% increase in Scottish GDP in 2018 and 1.3% growth in 2019, which is more optimistic than the government’s official forecaster, the Scottish Fiscal Commission. But Institute […] The post Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic recovery appeared first on Business for Scotland. Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Brexit remains the greatest risk to economic […]

NHS Scotland first to be 100% Baby Friendly

Source:: John Robertson NHS Scotland first to be 100% Baby Friendly © http://happynewmum.com See this from the Scottish government site, yesterday: ‘Scotland has become the first country in the UK to achieve full UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation in all of its maternity and community health visiting services, following NHS Lothian receiving the honour. The accreditation demonstrates that health boards across the country are providing new mums and babies with the best possible support and care.’ https://news.gov.scot/news/unicef-uk-award-for-scotland The above news adds to an already existing trend in Scotland, with regard… Read the full article:: John Robertson NHS […]

Barnier: UK can’t take part in crime fighting bodies after Brexit

Source:: The National Barnier: UK can’t take part in crime fighting bodies after Brexit THE UK will be locked out of vital European security and policing systems post Brexit, Michel Barnier said yesterday as relations between the UK and EU27 hit a new low. Read the full article:: The National Barnier: UK can’t take part in crime fighting bodies after Brexit

Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design's inspiration

Source:: The National Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design’s inspiration AT the weekend a remarkable model of a stunning proposed statue called Brothers in Arms was unveiled in the Smith Gallery, Stirling, by sculptor Malcolm Robertson. Read the full article:: The National Artist behind amazing new monument to Scottish heroes reveals the design’s inspiration

Attainment gap closes for school leavers from the poorest areas

Source:: The National Attainment gap closes for school leavers from the poorest areas EDUCATION Secretary John Swinney hailed the “real improvement” in Scotland’s schools after new figures showed more pupils from the most deprived communities are going on to work, training or further study. Read the full article:: The National Attainment gap closes for school leavers from the poorest areas

Answering the Westminster Question

Source:: Random Public Journal Answering the Westminster Question Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael MORE SCOTS THAN EVER are of the opinion that, so long as Scotland is a member of the British union state, pro-secessionist parties should follow a policy of abstentionism – having our elected MPs refuse to take up their seats in the House of Commons, until we have secured our independence. Yesterday on the blog I made my own position on the Westminster question clear; writing that “we cannot – as a nation –… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Answering the Westminster […]

Is Scottish Government’s strategy to preventing fracking ‘a skilful act of governance’?

Source:: John Robertson Is Scottish Government’s strategy to preventing fracking ‘a skilful act of governance’? In the tweet above, today, M J Keatings is much impressed by the Scottish government’s avoidance of the risks inherent in any direct attempt to ban fracking. He wittily described it as Schrödinger’s moratorium where, ‘in the box’, it is both a living and a defunct ban, at the same time. With no actual ban implemented, Ineos had no case to make. In the Holyrood magazine today, we see the same understanding: ‘Oil and gas giant Ineos has lost its… Read the full […]