Setting Up Your Site on a Mobile Device Just Got a Lot Easier

Source:: North British Post Setting Up Your Site on a Mobile Device Just Got a Lot Easier Starting a new website is always exciting: you’ve chosen a topic, found the right name, and started building it on WordPress.com. Now you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?” Well, when you create a site on the WordPress for Android or WordPress for iOS mobile apps, the answer will became a lot easier with the introduction of Quick Start, a new tool that guides you through the setup process. How Quick Start works After you create a new site on… Read […]

The final death of the Spanish veto myth

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The final death of the Spanish veto myth There’s one thing that this blog has been saying consistently ever since I started writing it in 2013, and that’s that Spain would not veto an independent Scotland’s membership of the EU. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but this blog has been a lone voice in Scotland arguing from a position of someone who actually speaks Spanish and actually understands Spanish politics – qualities which are all too lacking in Scotland’s mainstream media. The anti-independence media in… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger […]

The dust of the sawdust

Source:: Wings Over Scotland The dust of the sawdust We’re so far beyond mere “scraping the barrel” now. Unhappy with polls based on asking the simple and clear question “Should Scotland be an independent country?”, and which have been stubbornly refusing to show any movement against independence, our dear old pals at Scotland In Union recently commissioned one of their own seeking to muddy the […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland The dust of the sawdust

There is no soft Brexit for Scotland

Source:: Business for Scotland There is no soft Brexit for Scotland The pattern is recognisable by now. Theresa May draws red lines and promises not to cross them, while the hardline Tory Brexiteers surrounding her don’t so much follow her party line as stay their hand a little longer; until the time is right. And as the deadline for progress edges closer, a minister or two […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland There is no soft Brexit for Scotland

Encouraged by SNP policy initiatives, Scottish trade mark registrations up 26% in one year!

Source:: John Robertson Encouraged by SNP policy initiatives, Scottish trade mark registrations up 26% in one year! From Insider today: UK trade mark applications from Scotland have risen by a quarter in the past year despite Brexit fears. Recent data from the Intellectual Property Office shows that trade mark applications from north of the border rose from 2,736 in 2016 to 3,417 in 2017 (24.8 per cent), while registrations increased from 2,288 to 2,883 (26 per cent) in the same period. This represents a significant increase on last year’s figures which saw applications rise from 2,448 in… Read […]

Our Falkirk Moment

Source:: Craig Murray Our Falkirk Moment The largest battle of the Jacobite 45 was not Culloden and not Prestonpans but Falkirk. On 17 January 1746, amidst a howling winter storm, an 8,000 strong Jacobite army routed a similar sized Hanoverian force under Lieutenant General Hawley, which had been marching to the relief of Stirling Castle. By every conventional measure it was a Jacobite victory. They held the battlefield while the Hanoverians retreated pell-mell to Edinburgh, they captured the Hanoverian artillery and baggage, Hanoverian casualties were higher… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Our Falkirk Moment

Is it the ‘leaving’ of Liverpool that grieves us so? Reflections on the Survation poll

Source:: John Robertson Is it the ‘leaving’ of Liverpool that grieves us so? Reflections on the Survation poll The recent Survation poll for the anti-Independence pressure group, Scotland in Union, suggests a strong majority of 60% who would vote against ‘leaving the United Kingdom.’ It does look to be pretty bad news for supporters of the Yes campaign even though the gap narrows the more you ask the question, against the background of worsening Brexit situation, with the threat of no deal at all bringing it to only 4 points, at 52% for remaining and 48% for leaving.… […]

Kirsty Hughes: Backstop debate is a distraction from real damage from Brexit

Source:: The National Kirsty Hughes: Backstop debate is a distraction from real damage from Brexit THE backstop for the Irish border in the draft withdrawal agreement has been the focus of a major row between the Scottish Conservatives and the Scottish Government in recent days. Beyond that, there have been criticisms in Scotland that the withdrawal deal mentions Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Gibraltar amongst others, but not Scotland (though in fact, it doesn’t mention England either). Read the full article:: The National Kirsty Hughes: Backstop debate is a distraction from real damage from Brexit

May: pleasing nobody but soldiering on

Source:: NewsNet Scotland May: pleasing nobody but soldiering on By Russell Bruce As a strategy it has more of the doom of the Charge of the Light Brigade than comparison with the Suez crisis most leader writers have likened it to. No doubt she is a little heartened that as many as 19% think she is one the right track. MAYDAY, MAYDAY! is the headline to the PoliticsHome podcast Statista have produced this image based on a YouGov poll for The Times conducted as the Brexit plan was unfurled… Read the full article:: NewsNet Scotland May: pleasing nobody […]

Conservatives in Scotland and Poverty in the UK

Source:: Bella Caledonia Conservatives in Scotland and Poverty in the UK The Conservatives in Scotland have been very quiet about UN Special Rapporteur Professor Philip Alston’s findings on poverty in the UK – 1.5 million people are destitute due to the UK Government’s ideological choice to inflict austerity on the most vulnerable – a Government which is run by their party. Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Conservatives in Scotland and Poverty in the UK

FOCUS on growth for Scots film and TV sectors

Source:: Business for Scotland FOCUS on growth for Scots film and TV sectors Twenty Scottish based screen production companies are now receiving expert sector-specific business support as part of an initiative to help grow and strengthen Scotland’s film and TV industry. FOCUS is a two-year pilot project developed to address current market conditions in the screen industry in Scotland. Many screen production businesses operating in Scotland are not […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland FOCUS on growth for Scots film and TV sectors

Lack of digital skills poses cyber threat to SMEs

Source:: Business for Scotland Lack of digital skills poses cyber threat to SMEs Almost half of Scottish companies are failing to protect their assets against cyber threats, according to a new survey. The latest Bank of Scotland Business and Charity Index found there are more Scottish businesses online than ever before – but 41% are failing to protect their assets against cyber threats while 44% lack digital skills. Businesses […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Lack of digital skills poses cyber threat to SMEs

Money worries costing Scottish businesses £289 million every year

Source:: Business for Scotland Money worries costing Scottish businesses £289 million every year Workers in Scotland take more than 800,000 days off a year due to money worries, according to newly released research. These days off, combined with time lost due to employees with money worries not concentrating at work, is costing Scottish businesses £289 million in lost output every year. Based on a variety of factors, including […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Money worries costing Scottish businesses £289 million every year

Edinburgh 2nd best city in UK to start a business

Source:: Business for Scotland Edinburgh 2nd best city in UK to start a business Edinburgh is the second best city in the UK to start a small business, just missing out on the top spot to Brighton. The table, compiled by Informi, studied a range of factors from the 63 largest towns and cities in the UK, focusing on criteria including the amount of highly-skilled workers, affordability of housing and […] Read the full article:: Business for Scotland Edinburgh 2nd best city in UK to start a business

Extinction Rebellion – Scotland Launch

Source:: Bella Caledonia Extinction Rebellion – Scotland Launch Systems Collapse Extinction Rebellion (XR) is an acknowledgement that our system has failed, catastrophically. It has delivered us a society where poverty has been institutionalised and the poor are punished, where our health and education systems are being shredded by neo-liberalism, where the media has been captured by oligarchs and where the conditions for our […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Extinction Rebellion – Scotland Launch